UNHCR / REFUGEES SECONDARY SCHOOL

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UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) called for an international effort to guarantee secondary education for refugee children and youth, as levels of school and university enrollment remain critically low. UNHCR

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23 AUGUST 2020, AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, JORDAN

CONTEXT: Thousands of refugee students graduate high school in Jordan every year but in Azraq Camp, only 36 are currently going to university. High school graduates in the camp share their struggles in continuing their education.

1.Wide shot, Ibrahim studying inside his caravan in Azraq camp
2. Close up, the book he is reading
3. Med shot, student in Azraq camp doing his homework
4. Close up, student making notes

CONTEXT: Tunis, 21 year old refugee from Syria receives a scholarship sponsored by the EU to study Medical Laboratory Science at university in Jordan

5. Close up, Tunis writing notes while studying on her phone
6. Close up, Tunis studying at home on her phone in Azraq Camp
7. Close up, Tunis writing notes while studying on her phone

29 SEPTEMBER 2020, ERBIL, KRI

CONTEXT: Ibrahim wanted to find a way to help high school students study and pass the chemistry exams as schools closed in Iraq. With very few online resources available for refugee students, he established his own YouTube channel and students understood the material and were thrilled.

8. Close up, teacher giving a class and writing on the whiteboard
9. Med shot, teacher giving a virtual class recorded on his phone in foreground
10. Close up, phone playing the class and student’s notes behind
11. Close up, hands of student writing notes from the virtual class
12. Close up, face of girl’s student focused at taking notes

27 JANUARY 2021, MAKPANDU REFUGEE CAMP, YAMBIO, SOUTH SUDAN

CONTEXT: Makpandu Secondary School is one of the best performing schools in South Sudan and the top performer in Western Equatoria state. It was established by UNHCR and partner World Vision South Sudan in 2013, in collaboration with South Sudan’s Ministry of Education, for refugees and host community children. In 2019, seven refugee students scored among the top 10 in the state but last year, the global COVID-19 pandemic interrupted learning across the country. Schools closed for six months then reopened in September to allow students in their final year of primary and secondary school to return under strict health safety guidelines.

13. Wide shot, students in class
14. Med shot, teacher writing on board
15. Med shot, students in class
16. Med shot, students in class
17. Med shot, Atovura writing on blackboard
18. Med shot, Atovura writing on blackboard

09 MARCH 2021, BIDIBIDI SETTLEMENT, YUMBE DISTRICT UGANDA

CONTEXT: Uganda’s Bidibidi settlement is home to over 235,000 refugees from South Sudan. It is Africa’s largest refugee settlement with humanitarian and development support for both refugees and the host community. The settlement is a working example of the Global Compact on Refugees. At the Twajiji Primary School, new classrooms and teachers’ accommodation have been built with contributions from the German Development Bank (KfW). UNHCR helps with the daily running of the school, paying the teachers’ salaries.

19. Wide shot, Twajiji primary school
20. Wide shot, in classroom
21. Close up, book
22. Close up, student

8 FEBRUARY 2021, INTEGRATED ASSISTANCE CENTRE (CIAMI), BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

CONTEXT: Colombia announced in February 2021 that the country would grant a ten-year Temporary Protection Status (TPS) to Venezuelan refugees and migrants in the country, including nearly one million people currently lacking regular status. For Venezuelan refugee Sikíu, it means her son Lucas can finally get the help he needs. Colombia is hosting the largest population of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide.

23. Aerial shot, CAI
24. Close up, Sikiutalking with her son, while he’s doing homework
25. Wide shot, Sikiu’s son painting a cartoon sun - Drawing
26. Close up, Sikiu’s son painting a cartoon sun – face
27. Med shot, Sikiu’s talking with her son
28. Close up, Sikiu’s talking with her son
29. Med shot, Sikiu’s watching a recorded video with her son
30. Close up, Sikiu’s watching a recorded video with her son

15 SEPTEMBER 2020, EL CHICAL, ECUADOR

CONTEXT: Ramiro Rodríguez Canticus is an Awá indigenous teacher from the community of San Marcos. Every week, he walks for twelve hours (six on the way to Chical, and another six on the way back) to collect the student handbooks in Chical, the nearest urban center. When he returns to San Marcos, he gives the handbooks to his students, so they can continue learning during the pandemic.

31. Wide shot, mountainous landscape
32. Wide shot, teacher walking through the forest
33. Wide shot, teacher walking through the forest
34. Med shot, Ramiro handing out booklets
35. Med shot, young girl reading a booklet
36. Med shot, Ramiro teaching a class

31 JANUARY 2021, KUTUPALONG, UKHIYA, BANGLADESH

CONTEXT: Education a key priority for the Rohingya refugee response. Throughout the pandemic, refugee learning assistants have been going door to door to support caregivers including parents, to provide some kind of learning to their children. As the situation continues, some teachers are working with small groups in their shelters to provide education. A key priority for 2021 is the launch of the Myanmar Curriculum Pilot, whereby the Government of Bangladesh has authorised the use of the Myanmar curriculum in the camps. This is hugely important to prepare children to return and reintegrate into the education system in their home country.

37. Wide shot, Ummey Ruman, a student walking through her empty school grounds
38. Wide shot, Ummeys Point of view of her empty classroom
39. Med shot, details of her empty classroom - Paper flowers, Drawing of fruits and flowers, numbers and letters, UNHCR branding
40. Med shot, teachers with mask on starting class, sitting in circle with 4 students
41. Med shot, class-books on the ground, shuffling through pages
42. Med shot, girls student listening and talking
43. Med shot, two teachers teaching
44. Med shot, student’s face counting
45. Med shot, counting

OCTOBER 2020, MILAN, ITALY

CONTEXT: Saber’s family fled their country Sudan when he was just a baby. At 2 years old, he became a refugee in Ethiopia. He spent his life in a refugee camp, walking 16km a day to reach school, but never give up a desire to study. At 22 years old he earned the opportunity of a lifetime, when he was selected through the University Corridors for Refugees (UNI-CO-RE) Program scholarship to study at the University of Milan.

46. Wide shot, Saber walks towards the entrance of the University of Milan
47. Close up, University sign
48. Close up, Saber studying on his computer in the park
49. Med shot, Saber studying on his computer in the park
50. Wide shot, Saber studying on his computer in the par

STORYLINE:

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) called for an international effort to guarantee secondary education for refugee children and youth, as levels of school and university enrollment remain critically low.

UNHCR has launched its 2021 Education Report, Staying The Course: The Challenges Facing Refugee Education. The report highlights the stories of young refugees around the world as they try to keep learning in an era of unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Secondary school should be a time of growth, development and opportunity. It increases the job prospects, health, independence and leadership of vulnerable young people, and they are less likely to be pressured into child labour.

Yet according to data gathered by UNHCR in 40 countries, the gross enrollment rate for refugees at secondary level in 2019-2020 stood at only 34 per cent. In almost every country, the rate trails that of host community children.

The pandemic is likely to have undermined refugees’ chances yet further. COVID-19 has been disruptive for all children, but for young refugees – already facing significant obstacles to getting into school – it could dash all hopes of getting the education they need. 

UNHCR is calling on states to guarantee the right of all children, including refugees, to access secondary education, and to ensure they are part of national educational systems and planning.

In addition, states hosting large numbers of displaced people need assistance in building capacity: more schools, appropriate learning materials, teacher training for specialised subjects, support and facilities for teenage girls, and investment in technology and connectivity to close the digital divide. 

The data also shows that from March 2019 to March 2020, gross enrolment rates for refugees at primary level stood at 68 per cent.
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