07 Nov University of California, Davis: Initiative to help refugees and other vulnerable young people
The University of California, Davis, is going to use a $500,000 grant to develop Article 26 Backpack, which is a “cloud-based ecosystem” to help refugees and other vulnerable young people reclaim their education.
“The initiative – to be piloted in Lebanon in the spring – blends technology with face-to-face counseling to document, evaluate, translate and share the educational accomplishments, experiences and skills of college-aged refugees and displaced students. It will also connect users to higher education institutions, training and scholarship programs, and employers.”
By Julia Ann Easley