Borderless Higher Education for Refugees


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Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

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The Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) Project is a development partnership of Canadian and Kenyan based institutions as well as international organizations that aim to make educational programs available where refugees need them. The BHER Partnership aims to:

  • improve the equitable delivery of quality education in refugee camps and adjacent local communities through university teacher training opportunities which will prepare a new generation of male and female teachers;
  • create targeted, continuing opportunities for young men and women in university programs that will enhance their employability through portable certificates, diplomas and degrees; and
  • support Kenyan academic institutions that already offer onsite/on-line university degree programs to vulnerable and marginalized groups.

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