Education

Webinar: Right Where We Belong Book Launch

Can you imagine a world where all young people have access to quality education? In refugee communities, teachers and students are working to make this a reality by transforming their education systems to promote a safe, inclusive, and protective environment for all. On World Teachers Day, WUSC hosted a virtual panel discussion with Sarah Dryden-Peterson,…
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Leading By Example: How One Young Woman’s Hope For The Future Is Inspiring Others To Not Give Up

By: Mercy Ndunge Mwanzia, Communications Liaison Officer, Kenya, WUSC The 11th of October is commemorated globally as a day to draw attention to the obstacles girls encounter while acknowledging their power to define their own futures. While there are many ways the global community can support girls to take back their power, one of the…

“You’re Going To Canada!” – The Words That Start A Journey For Student Refugee Program Students

Most people do not think of a refugee camp as a place to go for better education opportunities. But that is the reality for refugees around the world who are displaced by war, drought, famine, and poverty. Manyang Lual Jok has had a remarkable journey, from leaving his home in South Sudan as a refugee…

WUSC Welcomes Largest Cohort of Refugee Youth, Including Students from Afghanistan

Hot off the press! Our largest cohort of refugee students to date has arrived in Canada through the Student Refugee Program! Among them are a cohort of Afghan students arriving from Pakistan. For over 40 years, WUSC’s Student Refugee Program has provided life-changing opportunities for refugees to pursue their post-secondary studies at universities, colleges, and…

Celebrating the Student Refugee Program Class of 2022!

Over the past four years, 533 young refugees were welcomed onto Canadian university, college, and CEGEP campuses through the Student Refugee Program. This year, many of these students are graduating and taking the next steps in their journey toward a better future for themselves and their families.  Join us as we celebrate the achievements of…

A Youth Manifesto on Education for Refugee and Displaced Learners

Outcomes of the Government of Canada’s Together for Learning Summit In 2021, Canada launched the ‘Together for Learning’ Campaign’. Running over three years, this international campaign promotes quality education and lifelong learning for children and youth who are refugees, internally displaced, or living in host communities. It aims to drive community, national, and global change…

CIEPWG Statement in response to the TFL Summit Outcome Statement

WUSC, alongside its partners within the Canadian International Education Policy Working Group (CIEPWG), welcomes the release of the high-level outcomes document  launched at today’s Together For Learning Summit: Engaging Displaced Youth to Transform Education. Led by the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development, this document is the culmination of collaborative discussions between donors,…

“So What If an Organization Shuts down In A Year?” Five Key Insights From This Year’s WUSC International Forum

Author Neha Chollangi This year’s International Forum dove into the “common purposes and shared futures” of social movements and global development leaders WHY IT MATTERS? Many communities in need are fighting multiple battles including the pandemic, climate change, and social justice issues. While local and international groups are pushing for change, intersectional and sustainable efforts are…

COVID-19 and education in Kenya: how youth want leaders to support girls’ education

On March 15, 2020, the Government of Kenya closed schools nationwide in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, millions of children’s education has been severely disrupted, leaving significant gaps in learning. For girls, in particular, being out of school for such a long period of time also increased their vulnerability to sexual and…

Cash for resilience: How WUSC is using cash transfers to support girls education during the COVID-19 pandemic

Increasingly, education systems are challenged to deliver education services in adverse contexts such as natural disasters, political crises, health epidemics, pervasive violence, and armed conflict. The year 2020 was no exception, as health systems around the world struggled to cope with the lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Kenya, the first COVID-19 case was…

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