WTK collaborates with other Universities to establish Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) in Dadaab refugee camp

This is a new initiative that WTK is undertaking with collaboration of partners who comprise of:

  • Kenyatta University (KU),
  • Moi University (MU),
  • University of British Columbia (UBC),
  • York University (YU) 

More and more refugees have been searching for scholarships to enable them further their education after secondary school.  However, there has always been a challenge of accessing scholarships as they are always few and highly competitive.  Thus this initiative is providing a solution that will address this challenge and at the same time:

  • Improve the equitable delivery of quality education in refugee camps and adjacent local communities through university training opportunities that prepare a new generation of male and female teachers
  • Create ongoing and targeted opportunities for access to/participation of young men and women in university programs that enhance their employability through portable certificates, diplomas and degrees in education, social sciences and humanities, health studies, and natural sciences
  • Teacher Education – build teaching capacities in the camp through a two pronged approach “learn as you earn”. The model implies that all refugee students enrolled in the programs offered by the project will continue to teach in their respective schools thus avoiding a gap in teaching capacities already scarce in the camps. Knowledge and skills they gain will be directly applied to their teaching environments, thus enhancing the quality and learning opportunities for the students. 
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2 comments on “WTK collaborates with other Universities to establish Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) in Dadaab refugee camp

  1. Hi. I’m a kenyan citizen by birth and I’ve completed MOI UNIVERSITY WITH (BED) IN EDUCATION ARTS and waiting to graduated soon am interested TEACHING at any REFUGEE CAMP IN KENYA.

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