In a significant move to bolster the prospects of displaced individuals, a refugee support association in Chad has inked a pact with Toumai University, pledging scholarships for refugees. This initiative, part of a broader scheme to uplift the educational opportunities of refugees residing in Chad, promises to unlock doors to higher education that may have been otherwise shut due to displacement or financial hurdles.
Empowering Refugees through Education
This collaboration between the association and the university is designed to facilitate academic advancement for refugees, thereby enhancing their life quality and future prospects. By extending scholarships, the association and university are investing not just in individual futures but also in the transformation of the refugee community as a whole.
A Commitment to Inclusivity
The agreement is a testament to a commitment to inclusivity and the empowerment of marginalized groups through education. It stands as a beacon of hope for the 450,000 Sudanese refugees who have sought asylum in Chad since April 2023, amidst the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The move is expected to positively impact the refugee community, providing them with the tools to rebuild their lives and contribute to their host country.
Partners in Progress
The International Rescue Committee (IRC), with its history dating back to 1933 and a global network spanning more than 40 countries, has been instrumental in providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in disaster-stricken areas. Acted, an international NGO, has also been operating in Chad since 2004, supporting 20 million people across 43 countries in addressing their needs in hard-to-reach areas. Together, they envision a world with Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty.