Researching the Gap Between the Existing and Potential Community Health Worker Education and Training in the Refugee Context: An Intersectoral Approach
By F. Beryl Pilkington & Isabella Mbai
The problem addressed through this research is the scarcity of health human resources to meet community health needs in the … Continue reading
An Education Model for Building Health Care Capacity in Protracted Refugee Contexts
By F. Beryl Pilkington, Isabella Mbai, Judith Mangeni, & Izzeldin Abuelaish
The refugee population in Africa continues to grow as more and more people destabilized by wars and conflicts within their own countries are forced to flee to … Continue reading
During our last week in Dadaab, HaEun made a video for our students as a gift. It captures and highlights the fun memories we all had together. The students loved it, and we hope you’ll enjoy it too!
The friendships we made in Dadaab have left a lasting impression on us. … Continue reading
We’re delighted to announce the graduation of our second cohort of 64 students in Dadaab from York University’s Certificate in Educational Studies under the BHER project. York has posted the story to Y-file; visit the link to read more.
Though these students never set foot in Canada, their … Continue reading
Growing up my parents would constantly share how important it is for my siblings and I to gain an education. They would share the challenges they had to overcome growing up in Somalia, in order to achieve a higher education. My father would share how he and his friends would study … Continue reading
The first time I had heard about Dadaab was in Don’s (my supervisor) office. I had approached him in the fall to talk about a project called Success Beyond Limits when he mentioned BHER. I listened politely. Higher education for refugees? In the world’s largest refugee camp? I was intrigued, … Continue reading
Dadaab is a town located in the northeastern region of Kenya, roughly 90 kilometers east from the Kenyan-Somali border. In 1992, refugee camps were established in Dadaab as a temporary shelter for 90,000 civilians fleeing the civil war in Somalia. Today, Dadaab is host to over half a million refugees, … Continue reading
Hawa Sabriye and HaEun Kim are teachers currently completing their Masters of Education at York University in Toronto, Canada. This April, they are spending four weeks in Dadaab acting as teaching assistants for York courses offered under the BHER project. They will be blogging here about their experiences in Dadaab.
Hawa … Continue reading
(Oct. 9 2015) The Other Refugee Crisis, New York Times