Capacity Development for the Displaced Persons: The Case for Secondary and Post-Secondary for Refugees. (Kakuma Camp in Kenya)


Madut A Majok


The principal objective of this study is to critically review how refugee education had been conceived and implemented, and to explore the possibilities of expanding refugee education to include both secondary and post-secondary education. The so called education for the restoration of the psychological needs of the affected children skirts around the fundamental issue of education as a permanent asset that refugee children should be equipped with. Concerns about basic education directly exclude a substantial number of refugees whose studies at the upper level were disrupted by the emergency.


This study examines the feasibility of expanding refugees’ education to include secondary and post-secondary levels by critically looking at the agenda of education as the “fourth pillar” of the humanitarian response.