Our Global Education Movement (GEM) team hit the ground running in 2018, beginning the work of getting educational sites up and running in Malawi, Kenya, Lebanon, and South Africa, and tending to our growing population of learners in the Kiziba Refugee Camp in Rwanda. I’d like to take a moment, on behalf of the entire SNHU community, and especially our GEM team, partners, and students, to thank our donors. Your leadership will help us launch this initiative, and your generosity will affect students across the globe, empowering them to improve their lives through the transformative power of education. Thank you.
Congratulations to SNHU GEM students Joseph Pal Char and Rene Ndayambaje!
To reach the UNHCR target of enrolling 15 percent of refugees in higher education by 2030, SNHU GEM students called on universities, international organizations and governments to work with refugees to provide more opportunities for refugees to enroll in higher education by taking into account the complex circumstances of displaced learners.
SNHU Vice President and GEM Executive Director Rachael Sears reflects on World Refugee Day and how to make “hope away from home” a reality for all refugees.