“Being selected to receive the award on behalf of other refugee team members is a great honor”
The new global approach lays out a vision for a more comprehensive response to refugee crises.
Mariéme Jamme, who received no education until she was 16, is now a technology entrepreneur with a mission to train young women.
Asaba comes hot on the heels of the team’s commendable performance at the World U18 Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland.
The Kalobeyei ‘Super’ Health Centre provides services to about 38,000 residents, both refugees and host communities.
Refugee runners, originally from South Sudan, travelled to Tampere, Finland, to compete against young elite athletes from nearly 100 nations.
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“We need to change the mindset that refugees are sitting at the camp, doing nothing but receiving assistance. Many of them are, in fact, running businesses and creating jobs for others.”
“I was really scared, so I decided to cross the border with my family to Kenya for safety”
“I believe making a personal connection is key to fully championing the plight of refugees. I have to speak and take action not just from a place of understanding, but of experience as well.”
It is against this background that UNHCR and partners hope to increase enrolment of refugees in higher education from the current one percent 1% access in the local area.
Over 530 refugee students have benefited from the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative, known as DAFI scholarship since it started in 1992.
Refugee Olympic Team athlete Pur Biel, who fled South Sudan, has spoken about the importance of peace ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics.