A handful of young refugees created Coburwas nearly a decade ago. Today it’s recognized as one of the top-performing schools in Uganda.
Despite the challenges of being displaced and studying in ill-equipped schools, refugee youth perform well in Kenya’s national exams.
Parents resist a plan to replace refugee teachers with state-registered ones. They also worry they’ll be charged new fees.
A training and mentoring program helps make them better teachers and gives them new confidence.
Displaced from their homeland, the girls are taking advantage of an opportunity to break with tradition and go to school.
Young Somalis who have had to leave a refugee camp in Kenya to return home under controversial circumstances are not able to continue their education.
Where food and water are scarce, children and families forego education to survive.
Thousands have been abducted to be soldiers in the nation’s civil war. Many more have fled to avoid that fate. Schools are being attacked.