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Southern New Hampshire University's Global Education Movement

Global Education Movement: Preparing Refugees to Become Agents of Change

Through the Global Education Movement, refugees across six countries will learn skills, earn accredited bachelor’s degrees, and connect to meaningful, well-compensated careers as agents of change in their communities.

Executive Summary

According to UNHCR, only 3% of refugees (18-25 years) are enrolled in some form of higher education. For women and LGBTQI persons, the figures are even more bleak. With the average duration of displacement more than 25 years, many are spending their lives in refugee camps and urban slums with few opportunities to advance, sowing potent seeds of despair and discord. The Global Education Movement (GEM), an initiative of Southern New Hampshire University, provides refugees and those most affected by displacement the tools to become agents of change. It is a community-rooted, evidence-based solution to help refugees develop skills, earn accredited bachelor’s degrees and foster connections to meaningful and well-compensated careers in business, humanitarian aid and the global digital economy. Over the next five years, GEM will scale its offerings.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Southern New Hampshire University's Global Education Movement

Organization Headquarters
New Hampshire, United States
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
$500.1 Million to 1 Billion
Number of Full-time Employees
> 1,000

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