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Navigating COVID-19 and Education in the Dadaab Refugee Camps

4 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

While COVID-19 has posed unprecedented challenges to education around the globe, teachers and educational leaders in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps face unique constraints as they navigate school closures. Since March, they have worked to adapt with limited resources, minimal access to digital technologies, and supporting students who faced significant barriers to schooling before the pandemic hit. Yet these educators bring significant expertise to teaching and learning under difficult conditions. This panel draws on the diverse experiences of educational leaders in Dadaab who, from different institutional vantage points, have shaped the response to COVID-19 for the nearly 70,000 students enrolled in camp schools.

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This talk is a part of the Reciprocal Learning in Times of Crisis monthly colloquium series on the intersections of refugee education, anti-Black racism, and COVID-19 in Canada and East Africa. The series is presented by York University’s Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) Project, Faculty of Education, and Centre for Refugee Studies.

Click here to visit the event series website and to view a schedule of all upcoming talks.