As part of the United Nations General Assembly meeting, UNHCR launched a partnership with Microsoft to develop digital skills and literacy for young women and men supporting the “connected education” program in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. The collaboration supports the UN Refugee Agency’s vision that all refugees have access to accredited, quality
“UNHCR is grateful for Microsoft’s commitment to connected education, helping to equip refugees, and the communities that host them, with digital skills they require to engage in the economic, social, and cultural world of today, and tomorrow,” said Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Connected education describes the use of technologies to enhance and expand learning and training opportunities and places emphasis on the goal of connecting students to people, knowledge, news
As UNHCR works to create a new digital education standard for refugees, Anne-Marie Grey, USA for UNHCR’s Executive Director and CEO, recognized the long-term benefit of Microsoft’s commitment: "Private sector engagement with refugees creates shared value for all stakeholders – from the refugees and companies
The collaboration with Microsoft aims to empower 25,000
“Together with UNHCR, we will harness our combined expertise, resources, and advocacy to empower young women and men refugees with access to digital skills, computer science
The Kakuma program will undoubtedly be a start to unlocking holistic educational models that can be applied in countries around the world.