Coming Together For Refugee

UNHCR shared alerting news last week, saying that half of the refugee children are out of secondary school and the global pandemic has impacted their access to education severely. 

The report, Coming Together For Refugee Education, is based on enrolment figures from 2019 to 2020 academic year, drawn from 12 countries hosting more than half of the world’s 20.4 million refugees.

It included some good news, stating that school enrolment has increased in 2019 compared to the previous years, however, the pandemic could erase these results and girls are a particularly vulnerable group in the current situation. Educators are trying to prevent such disastrous consequences by preparing families for distance learning in case of a second lockdown. A further challenge is the reduction of class sizes all around the world, meaning that fewer children will be able to attend school. However, despite the challenges, refugee children are very much motivated to learn and volunteers on the Greek islands have been distributing learning materials to help them on track with the school curriculum.

Please find more information inside the report:

  • Chapter 1: Refugee enrolment – What the data tells us?
  • Chapter 2: Family
  • Chapter 3: Community
    • Fives ways education kept going:
      • Kenya – All we need is Radio Gargaar
      • Bolivia – The classroom on wheels
      • Uganda – Online or offline, making education work
      • Chad – Parent power keeps the homework flowing
      • Democratic Republic of the Congo – Lessons in the open air
  • Chapter 5: Government
  • Chapter 6: Violence against schools