Foundations for All Toolkit

Martha Akello, Georgia Cole, Michael Gallagher, Apollo Mulondo, Jean-Benoit Falisse, Andie Reynolds, Brooke Atherton El-Amine, Sandra Nanyunja

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Abstract / Description of output

The Toolkit is designed for those who are interested in:
-Learning more about the barriers and facilitators experienced by refugees seeking to access higher education through an introductory literature review on blended bridging programmes and how they might look to address these challenges and opportunities
-Exploring the possibility of setting up a bridging programme for refugees and marginalised learners. It provides a set of ideas, and more importantly questions, about how to decide whether a bridging programme is the right approach for students in that context
-Designing a bridging programme for refugees and marginalised learners. It offers a Design Framework that details the various conceptual and practical components that we considered central for developing and implementing bridging programmes in low resource environments, with examples from our team’s experience of how we approached these different dimensions

It is based on a participatory action research project that was established in 2018 between the Refugee Law Project in Uganda, the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. In partnership also with the Mastercard Foundation, the project aimed to design and implement a blended bridging programme across two sites in Uganda to support refugee and disadvantaged host community students wishing to study at University.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages114
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • refugee education
  • Uganda
  • Lebanon
  • forced displacement
  • Mastercard Foundation


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