Uganda: Education Cannot Wait Makes an Impact on Girls’ Education
Moyo - Rosemary fled her country two years ago to find safety in Uganda, leaving behind most of her family. She is a student at the Itula Secondary School in Moyo, Northern Uganda.

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Ethiopia: No one is too old to learn
Dollo Ado - 48-year-old Shemsia Nuru fled Somalia with her 10 children seeking safety in Ethiopia and leaving her husband behind. Having had no chance to go to school and thinking she was too old to learn, she reluctantly joined the JRS adult education program at Melkadida camp. She went on to complete the JRS peer counseling training and now works with JRS as a peer counselor in Melkadida camp.

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Kenya: education as a safe haven
Kakuma - The young girls in the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Safe Haven shelter are enthusiastic about their education despite the harsh conditions in the camp.


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Kenya: Tackling the social and cultural barriers to girls’ education
Nairobi, 15 February 2016 - Refugee girls’ dreams about a better future are often frustrated by numerous obstacles that prevent them from accessing education. Despite the right to education being recognized as a human right by a number of international conventions, this fundamental right remains elusive for most refugee children.


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Marking the International Women's Day
Facing unjust challenges, refugee girls have limited opportunities to pursue their education. At JRS, we believe a girl’s place is in school. We must make room for her. We offer focused programmes that support refugee girls around the world as they progress throughout their education.


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Uganda: I want to stay in school (Part II)
Adjumani, 3 May 2018 - Joyce is from South Sudan and has been enrolled at Pagirinya Secondary School, the only secondary school in Pagirinya refugee settlement in Adjumani district, northern Uganda.  Access to education in the settlement remains a huge challenge and girls in particular are at a high risk of never seeing the inside of a classroom.

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Uganda: I want to stay in school (Part I)
Adjumani, 3 May 2018 - Joyce is from South Sudan and has been enrolled at Pagirinya Secondary School since 2017.  Access to education in the settlement remains a huge challenge and girls in particular are at a high risk of never seeing the inside of a classroom.

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South Sudan: Spirit of Success
Maban - Sarah and Rahab are inspirational young women in war-torn South Sudan who are striving to complete their education so they can provide for themselves and help their families and communities.

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Kenya: An Oasis at the Margins
Kakuma - With support form the Irish Jesuit Missions, JRS implements a project in Kakuma refugee camp aimed at addressing the education and protection needs of refugee girls and women.

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Kenya: How an inspirational high school refugee girl got invited to the State House
Nairobi, 3 October 2017 - Tikikil is among a group of high school students, chosen for their high achievement, who were invited at the State House as guests of the President and First Lady  for a 3-day workshop for young leaders.

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