AVSI Kenya implements the project “Education Pathways to Improved Livelihoods and Reduced Dependency: A 2-Year Strategy for Dadaab Refugee Camps” (2014-2016) in Kenya with funding from private donors and the US State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM).
Through years of work in the education sector of the Dadaab refugee camps, AVSI has understood various gaps in the system and its capacity to respond to the needs of
all students and teachers, who are the backbone of
Specific gaps include:
This two-year project will enable AVSI to fill specific gaps in the educational response of the international community, as delivered through UNHCR and implementing partners, in a responsive and flexible manner.
The guiding principles of these different sets of activities are: educational improvement, education and work employment link, and the participation of beneficiaries in all activities.
AVSI’s goal through this project is to increase the self-reliance of refugees and preparedness for voluntary repatriation through strategic education enhancement activities.
Activities fall under four categories:
1) Adult education
2) Key resource teacher professional development
3) Female early childhood development teacher training
4) Scouting activities for refugees and host community