Project Kakuma

Through Project Kakuma, teachers from all over the world provide education to students in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya via Skype. In addition to formal instruction, the program facilitates intercultural exchange and offers a sense of freedom to young refugees who are otherwise isolated.
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Project Kakuma aims to educate students in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, which currently houses a total of 179,000 refugees. Schools in the camp are overcrowded – each classroom has up to 150 students – and have very few resources. The program began in April 2015 with a single laptop and one staff member, and has since expanded to include a group of 50 teachers from all over the world who teach via Skype on a daily basis to five of the Kakuma schools. Project Kakuma now provides instruction in English, math, science, art, physical education, and even robotics. Furthermore, the program also creates a space for intercultural exchange and offers a sense of freedom to refugees who are isolated in the camp.

Project Kakuma harnesses the power of edtech and international collaboration to provide education to some of the world's most underresourced and isolated students, and to facilitate intercultural exchange. It is difficult to coordinate volunteer teachers from all over the world. The schools themselves in the refugee camp have very few resources: no power supply, insufficient furniture, and 1 textbook for every 10 students.

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