Private Sector Partnership
Refugee students face challenges in accessing tertiary education due to conflict and displacement, resulting in limited formal education and literacy skills. Only 6% of refugees currently have access to higher education, far below the global average for non-refugees. This number is even lower in low-to-middle-income countries. Bleak employment prospects also discourage refugee students, affecting their performance in university and other post-secondary education institutions.
We focus on promoting FDPs’ access to tertiary education because we believe tertiary education is a gateway to social mobility. Compound barriers restrict FDPs’ participation in higher education; the root cause of these barriers is limited access to education finance. We also see a positive correlation between mentorship, career development, and leadership training support to students’ degree completion rates, participation in STEM subjects, and a sense of self-empowerment, especially for students from vulnerable backgrounds.
Amahoro mobilizes private sector partners to create solutions to fund refugee education. In addition, the Coalition works directly with academic institutions to ensure refugees who access tertiary education opportunities have access to the resources and support they need to thrive. The aim is to ensure that FDP students can transition into meaningful livelihood opportunities once they complete their studies.
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