The Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) Project aims to make educational programs available where refugees need them.
Since 2009, the UBC Faculty of Education has been working with Kenya’s Moi University and the Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya to develop and implement a teacher education program for secondary school teachers in the Dadaab settlement.
UBC’s Faculty of Education has partnered with York University and three Kenyan institutions – Kenyatta University, Moi University and the African Virtual University – to form the Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) project.
The aim of the BHER Project is to provide gender equitable teacher training programs to working, untrained teachers who can then contribute back to the community, increasing and improving education in the camps overall. Beginning August 2014, UBC Faculty of Education and Kenya’s Moi University will jointly offer a two-year teacher education diploma program to volunteer secondary school teachers in the camps.
- UNHCR’s efforts in Dadaab
- Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) Project
- FilmAid’s Video stories of triumph
- UBC Public Affairs – Teacher Ed comes to the world’s largest refugee camp
- Members of EDCP visit Dadaab Refugee Camps in Northeast Kenya
- A pioneering program for education in refugee camps
- York University Receives $6.2 million from CIDA for Major International Research Projects
- The Dadaab Diploma in the Teacher Education Program
- Podcast- Dr. Samson Nashon discusses UBC Faculty of Education’s work in a joint educational program at Dadaab