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Increasing integration or furthering fragmentation? The inclusion of Syrian refugees in the Lebanese public education system

This blog was written by Jo Kelcey and Samira Chatila, Centre for Lebanese Studies, Lebanese American University. For the 2019 UKFIET conference, 17 individuals, including Samira, were provided with bursaries to assist them to participate and present at the conference. The researchers were asked to write a short piece about their research or experience. How […]

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Ibrahim Hassan Ahmed, 14, is enrolled in Save the Children’s Alternative Basic Education programme (ABE) for Somali refugees in Heleweyn camp, Dollo Ado Ethiopia; which will ensure that children who have been unable to access education are able to catch up via a consolidated curriculum. 

This new Education in Emergencies project will ensure that over 5,400 children between the ages of 11 and 14 have access to quality basic education. For many this will be the very first time that they have been given the opportunity to learn in a safe, protective and nurturing space.

Funded by a grant from the European Union’s Nobel Peace prize money, the project will enable these children to begin their recovery from the effects of conflict and support them in building their resilience to cope with their lives ahead.

Including refugees in national education systems – some progress, but not good enough

By Emma Wagner, Education in Emergencies, Policy & Advocacy Adviser, Save the Children. Violent conflicts and displacement jeopardise not only the Sustainable Development Goal on education (SDG 4) but also risk the progress towards other goals. UNHCR’s new annual education report – Stepping Up – shows that despite some progress, 3.7 million refugees are still […]

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Building bridges, not walls – Lessons from the 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report on migration and displacement

This article was written by Christine Fenning, Researcher with Mokoro, and originally posted on the Mokoro website on 19th December 2018. On 20 November 2018 the 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report was launched in London at an event hosted by UKFIET, along with BAICE, with approximately 150 people attending. Other launch events happened on the same day in Berlin, […]

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Highlights from London launch of the 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report on migration and displacement: Building bridges, not walls

UKFIET, along with BAICE, hosted the London launch event of the 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report on Tuesday 20th November. This tied in with other launch events happening globally on the same day (e.g. Berlin, Bangkok and Nairobi), and up to 60 events happening over the next month (including in Scotland). The main focus […]

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Who teaches refugees?

This blog was written by Dr Ruth Naylor, Senior International Adviser, and Lina Aghajanian, Project Manager, from Education Development Trust. It was originally published on the Education Development Trust website on 23 March 2018 and is reposted here with permission. Lina heads up our work on the ground in both Lebanon and Jordan to improve […]

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