On March 30 and 31, 2022, Canada will host the Together for Learning Summit: Engaging Displaced Youth to Transform Education. The Summit, part of the Together for Learning campaign, will offer a unique opportunity to learn from the educational experiences of displaced youth and to engage with them as problem solvers and decision makers. The Summit aims […]
WRMC President Fen Hampson spoke to the Burma Task Force as part of their campaign Let Rohingya Learn which is aimed at confronting the need for Rohingya education in Bangladesh. Access to education for refugees and displaced persons is a central pillar of the WRMC. The Council sees education as an essential human right, but […]
On January 27, 2021 the World Refugee & Migration Council (WRMC) hosted an event with the US Institute of Peace (USIP) to explore linkages between refugees, access to education and conflict. Three distinguished panelists — international consultant Marc Sommers, Dr. Sarah Dryden-Peterson of Harvard University’s School of Education, and Suha Tutunji, academic director of Jusoor […]
On 27 January, Marc Sommers, Sarah Dryden-Peterson of Harvard University’s School of Education, and Suha Tutunji, academic director of Jusoor in Lebanon will discuss refugee education policies and practice, and the implications of limited access to education for refugee youth. The event is co-hosted with the US Institute of Peace.
Education is important to all children, but for refugee children schools provide not only learning opportunities but also safe spaces and a semblance of normalcy in young lives turned upside down by conflict and displacement. Education can serve to build community and contribute to peacebuilding, which I look forward to exploring in our Refugees, Education and […]