Community Made Digital Artefacts
Bringing 21st Century literacies to refugees.
Dadaab: the World’s Largest Refugee Camp.Teknolojia inaunda mifano ya kujifunza ya Wakimbizi Dadaab. Mafunzo ya nchi ya sasa yanawezekana.Pangungsi di Dadaab dinten ngajalankeun rupa livelihoods bebas ngadukung sorangan tinimbang pinuh gumantung kana dahareun kamanusaan.
We support students to engage in digital learning using available devices and applications that are necessary such as creating ComicLife, video editing using storrytelling approach, to make their learning meaningful and interesting. We also aim to create a participatory community in Dadaab that engages in Refugee Education Programs - establishing a productive generation and integrating diverse refugee communities in an inclusive environment.
A part from learning, we provide a space where cultural values are displayed for the diverse Dadaab refugee communities.Each and every culture is valued and appreciated. the cultural differences are used as a resource in learning field, to make live and meaningful than an abstract.
Bringing 21st Century literacies to refugees.
Using technology, we tell our own stories.
York University’s distance-education program breaks barriers for refugees: Higher education can offer a way out. This year’s graduates say they now want to teach others and are thinking about how to rebuild their home countries when it is safe to return. Equipped with new skills – including fluent English − the students are also less dependent on foreign aid and can take jobs inside and outside Dadaab. With an MA, they will be able to teach undergraduates in the camp and eventually partially run the entire program – making it self-sustaining. York instructors visit the camp for extended periods to help them with assignments, but the students primarily rely on each other – and their Canadian classmates who are taking the same courses. Using WhatsApp and GoogleDocs, the entire class works on group projects. While the program is changing the opportunities of some of the world’s most isolated citizens, the situation in the camp is difficult. A quarter-million people live in the various sections of Dadaab, half of what the population was at its peak. But food rations and cash assistance from international agencies are regularly cut to cope with demands from other crises, including Syria, and the Kenyan government has periodically threatened to close the camp. Still, at a graduation celebration held in Dadaab for this year’s cohort, the mood was optimistic. The students imagined a peaceful Somalia without the regular bombings of civilian and government targets that al-Shabaab militants have inflicted in the past year.
it was a wonderful day to witness the graduations of York University students BHER Program from Dadaab, a day to interest with many COHORT 2 students who have finished there bachelor of education from faculty of education and the Dean from York University of Education was also present to begin the many good speeches of the Dean. Today was the second time York University was doing graduation with their Dadaab students.
I am impressed the kindly of the happiness students were showing off and the ambitions, I met few individuals and they were having high ambitions like one one I met and interviewed told me that ; he will utilized the knowledge gotten from York to reuse it in Somali so that he can help his communities back at home.
I also met Oman Tata of the previous geography students and told me that he has been thinking on where to apply the knowledge he acquired from York University and possible this year he is planning to go to Ethiopia to look for jobs and make changes for his communities.
Personally this was an interesting day for me as it was an eye opener and hoping next year I will also graduate my gradual program.
Congratulations 🎉🎉 🎉👏👏 well done
Today was one moment in my life and it was a day of sharing different ideas with students from different continents, @york university Toronto students with students from Dadaab Kenya. The Dean in faculty of Education was right their opening the day in session. Six graduate students from BHER Project presented their MRPs proposals to the YGSE with the Toronto graduate and Phd students.
We were so happy to share with our idea and answered some of the questions of Toronto students.
Wonderful day to remember.
Arte saman DAGANE using comiclife to make his final project.
Dadaab graduate students value the use of Comiclife and hope they can as well use and share with different people in the world. According to ochan who used the comic life commented that he was happy to see technology taking another phase in helping him make his assignments done differently.
Arte also appreciated as well in his use of the comic life by saying that it is through Comiclife that allowed him make graphical designs and he enjoyed using it, and promised to help many other students to also use as he did.
Generally use of comic life is something we liked it and we shall also use in our classroom teaching.