WWEP activity: Teacher training / Psychosocial support / Classroom construction / Classroom supplies
With a growing community of over 180,000 refugees, the Kakuma Refugee Camp has become an isolated city of tents, shacks and mud huts. Located in the desert of northwest Kenya, near the border of South Sudan, Kakuma has a mixture of cultures that have come to seek protection from wars, famine, drought, political persecution, and violence.
Education within refugee camps is vital to create a sense of security and hope for future generations. However due to the nature of camps completely relying on humanitarian aid, education is often low in priority when battling with hunger, thirst and disease. WWEP are currently providing expert educational support within the camp to assist the UNHCR and the Lutheran World Federation’s education strategy. WWEP is currently focused on supporting teachers within the areas of pedagogy and resource making. Psycho-social support training is also provided to the teachers as part of their training to support the emotional needs of the school pupils.
One of WWEP’s major projects in the camp is classroom construction. You can read more about this project HERE.
Read blogs from our volunteers visit to Kakuma refugee camp below:
Teacher trainer volunteer, Debra Kidd’s blog here, here and here
Teacher trainer volunteer, Jane Hewitt’s blog here
Psychosocial volunteer, Bethan Stracy-Burbridge’s “Tree of Life” psychosocial report here