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Funding shortfall for Darfuri refugee students in Chad

August 28 - 2016 N'DJAMENA
Darfuri children in Touloum refugee camp in eastern Chad (file photo)
Darfuri children in Touloum refugee camp in eastern Chad (file photo)

The conference on education for the children of Sudanese refugees in Chad, organised by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Chad capital N'Djamena, ended on Thursday.

Representatives of the Chad Ministry of Education, the US Embassy in Chad, and twelve delegates from the refugee camps in eastern Chad participated in the three-day conference.

Zein Mohamed Ahmed, Radio Dabanga correspondent for the Darfuri refugees in eastern Chad, reported that the issues discussed at the conference focussed on the transfer of the secondary school education in the camps to the Chad Ministry of Education by 2021. The classes in the camps, now provided by organisations, cannot continue because of growing funding gaps.

“A part of the conference dealt with the training of refugee teachers in secondary schools, and the deployment of Chadian teachers in the secondary schools in the refugee camps,” he added.

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