For the second year in a row, five more refugees have been admitted to the prestigious M-Pesa Foundation Academy
“When refugees are included in the economic sphere as consumers, producers and business owners/employers and employees, opportunities are created for the whole locality hosting refugees,” Ziad Ayoubi, UNHCR’s Head of Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion
“Education is my only hope for a prosperous future and better life for my family.” says Maryan
Refugee talent brought to life in the 5th year of ‘Kakuma Got Talent’ competition.
She had scored 418 marks out of the possible 500 marks. The leading candidate in the country scored 453 marks.
Hota Biclere is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She has a spinal deformity which has resulted in a curved back. Despite being a refugee with a physical disability, Biclere has established a successful tailoring business where she is employing other refugees.
UNHCR senior officials visit Kakuma Refugee Camp and Kalobeyei Settlement to assess current support for refugees and host communities.
“There is a need to engage more with the private sector,” UNHCR’s Senior Advisor, Private Sector Partnerships, HRH Prince Jaime de Bourbon.
A prominent advocate for the empowerment of women, Mama Lul supports both Kenyan and refugee women and champions for an end to sexual exploitation and abuse
“Cash based intervention is a game changer that gives refugees an opportunity to make their own choices”
“I had to endure the pain of running for ten kilometers on hilly terrain to send a message that peace can also be promoted through sports”
“Getting the permit and endorsement of the Kenya Bureau of Standards has opened up more opportunities for my business as people now trust the quality of my products.”
Refugee Students at M-Pesa Foundation Academy hone their skills in entrepreneurship, leadership and sports
“MPESA Foundation Academy has excellent facilities and a superb philosophy of inclusion and respect for diversity.”