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Meet Aya

Hello, my name is Aya. I am 19 years old. I am from Syria, Homs. I now live in Tripoli, Lebanon, because of the war that occurred in my country. I live with my parents and three siblings in a rented house. We live a simple life. However, we are working on making it better.

Students receive SNHU student IDs

Students in GEM sites in Kenya, Malawi, and South Africa are receiving SNHU student ID cards this month. For many refugee students, this is an important milestone that represents not only their new status as university students at SNHU but is also a new verification tool that can help to unlock previously out-of-reach opportunities and

GEM alumni and students participate in SNHU’s 2018 Global Days of Service

Southern New Hampshire University’s Global Days of Service is a month-long collective of service, during which alumni, students, faculty, and staff organize projects with causes and organizations to strengthen their communities. This year, from April 1 through May 14, more than 1,350 SNHU volunteers served at 112 project sites from Maine to Hawaii, from Texas to Colorado, and from

Thank you to our GEM donors

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

Meet Rosine

Passionate about working with the community and naturally entrepreneurial, Rosine uses empathy to generate practical solutions to the challenges faced by those she works with. Her interactions with farmers while working as a sales officer for a solar lighting company in her second year at SNHU/Kepler inspired her to create a new automated irrigation solution.

Meet Aimee

Aimee was born in Kiziba Camp in 1998. Her parents are from DRC, and arrived at Kiziba in 1997 after a long journey – made while her mother was pregnant. Aimee started her SNHU degree in 2017. This interview took place during the bridge phase, before beginning her degree. I started in nursery school and

Meet Joel

Joel Mugisha, SNHU student at Kiziba Refugee Camp, Rwanda, January 19, 2018Joel was born in Kiziba Camp in 1997. His parents are from Congo, and arrived at Kiziba in 1996. After completing primary and ordinary school in Kiziba and advanced school outside the camp, Joel started his SNHU degree in 2017. This interview took place

Meet Yvette

Yvette says she always dreamed about obtaining a degree that would prepare her “for the reality of the workplace.

Launching in South Africa

In May SNHU’s GEM launched in Cape Town, checking off the third of our four-country site launch list for the year. As with our other launches, there was an incredible buzz of positive energy from the students. Most of SNHU’s GEM Scalabrini students have been living in South Africa for five to 15 years, trying