Africa - First Graduation of University Refugee Students
After years of planning and hard work in harsh conditions, the first group of 48 refugees sponsored by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has just graduated from university. The refugee graduates have been participants in an innovative online Diploma in Liberal Studies managed by the JRS and Jesuit Commons Higher Education at the Margins. The first graduation ceremony took place in Kakuma camp, in Kenya, where 26 refugees received their diplomas accredited by Regis University in Denver, Colorado. The second ceremony took place in Dzaleka camp, in Malawi, when another 23 students were graduated. Read More ...