Education

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…

Virtual series: Expanding Durable Solutions for Refugee Youth through Higher Education

From October to December, the Global Task Force on Third Country Education Pathways (GTF) is organizing a series of virtual sessions on supporting higher education pathways for refugee youth. WUSC is Chair and host of the Secretariat of the network.  Participants are invited to join the new Global Community of Practice. The aim of the…

Return to School

Over the past year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed all of our lives in complex ways. Research shows that when a disaster hits, women and girls are some of the most vulnerable and highly affected, and this has proven true during the pandemic as well. Millions of women and girls have left…

WUSC Celebrates 2021 Fall Arrivals

Every year in August and September, members from the WUSC community across the country prepare to welcome a new cohort of refugee youth to Canada. Through our various sponsorship programs, these youth are given the opportunity to continue their studies at Canadian universities, colleges, and CEGEPs, and now expanded to Canadian workplaces.  In total, WUSC…
Press Release Support Afghan Refugees

Canadian organizations welcome G7 commitment on girls’ education, and call for funding to back ambition

A leading coalition of Canadian education organizations, the Canadian International Education Policy Working Group (CIEPWG), welcomes the newly announced G7 Declaration, Girls Education: The Heart of COVID-19 Recovery and Unlocking Agenda 2030.
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Fireside Conversation on Refugee Education

Canada is a global trailblazer in feminist international assistance, on girls’ education in conflict-affected contexts, and in providing durable solutions for refugees. This has been demonstrated time again by commitments such as the Feminist International Assistance Policy, the Charlevoix Declaration, and the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.  Recently, Canada once again demonstrated its commitment through…

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