$12 Million Award Will Fund Bold Solutions for Long-Term Transformational Change in the Lives of Refugees.
Manchester, N.H. (July 16, 2020) –– Today, the Stevens Initiative announced Southern New Hampshire University’s (SNHU) Global Education Movement (GEM) is one of 18 programs funded as part of the Stevens Initiative Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. With this funding, GEM will support a virtual exchange program based in the United States and the Middle
Bringing a college education to students in refugee camps has the potential to change the world — and might just revolutionize higher education in the United States.
We are excited to serve the refugee community. We know how hard it is to pursue tertiary education when you have refugee status.
There are currently 68.5 million displaced people worldwide. Today, on World Refugee Day, SNHU is proud to introduce Julia Oduol, an SNHU student currently living and studying in Cape Town, South Africa. A recent associate degree graduate, Oduol is now earning her bachelor’s degree in business.
I’ve just returned from almost three weeks of travel in Africa, covering four countries — Rwanda, South Africa, Malawi, and Namibia. This post is my attempt to share just a little of what we experienced.