Since 2009, the UBC Faculty of Education has been working with Kenya’s Moi University and the Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya to develop and implement a teacher education program for secondary school teachers in the Dadaab settlement. A similar partnership between York University and Kenyatta University has produced the teacher education program for elementary school teachers.
The Diploma in Teacher Education has been developed with the following goals in mind:
- to improve education for the children (particularly girls) of Dadaab,
- to support teachers to develop and augment their teaching competencies,
- to broaden opportunities for children/youth and teachers through enhanced education so that both the children/youth and the teachers qualify for subsequent academic opportunities,
- to interrupt the loss of further generations of Dadaab refugees to the limitations of the camp.
The online resources developed for the Dadaab program can be found on this UBC Blog.