Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER)

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.

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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.

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