Dadaab Secondary Teacher Education is an important, unique educational and humanitarian endeavor underway in the Dadaab Refugee Camps in northeastern Kenya.
The University of British Columbia and Moi University (Eldoret, Kenya) are partnering to offer a Moi Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education. In addition to the university diploma program, we have an ongoing long-term research project around living, learning, and teaching in the camps, led by faculty members in the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy. We share our participation and contributions as part of a multi-university collaboration to bring higher education to the camps, the first effort of its kind which we are excited to be part of. This would not be possible without York University’s Centre for Refugee Studies and BHER: Borderless Higher Education for Refugees, a Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (now Global Affairs Canada) funded program. It would also not be possible without the incredible human beings in Dadaab that we are working with, learning from, and teaching.