Building Refugee Youth Resilience, Voice, and Expression Through Wellbeing Pedagogy

Children in Mulago school for the deaf in Uganda, facing away from the camera towards a blackboard with writing on it. They are raising their hands to be called on by a teacher. The students have dark-skin and short black hair; they are wearing matching blue uniforms.

Refugee students say they want an education that can make them confident and knowledgeable in order to build peace and unity in their home countries.

Africa Education & Leadership Initiative (Africa ELI) works with refugee youth to increase their ability to achieve their dreams and reach their potential through a program focused on education as a tool for community transformation.

In 2019, Africa ELI started a partnership with researchers in the Department of Education at University of California San Diego to design and implement a curriculum to support youth wellbeing: The Wellbeing Club.

Read about this initiative in an article in the latest issue of Childhood Education: Innovations magazine.

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