Slide RWANDA GEM works with its on-site partner,
Kepler, in two locations in Rwanda.

SNHU has partnered with Kepler in Rwanda since 2013, starting with a campus in Kigali to serve survivors of the Rwandan genocide and expanding to serve refugee learners in Kiziba refugee camp since 2015. Students in Rwanda face challenges with reliable connectivity, and generally require robust support to develop their English language and digital literacy skills, especially in Kiziba refugee camp. Gender equity remains a core principle of our work in Rwanda, with special preparation programs designed to support access and build the skills of female applicants to the program.

Discrimination in employment:
While refugees have the right to work in Rwanda, the written law and each business’s understanding and implementation of the law can vary.

Remote Location:
The remoteness of Kiziba camp can lead to difficulties accessing services and local economies, and creating connections with the people of Rwanda, despite existing for over 20 years.

No electricity:
There is no electricity in the camp, which adversely affects study opportunities.

Gender Inequality:
Women are expected to tend to chores and sick family members. Additionally, the education of males in the family may be prioritized when there are limited resources for school fees.

BY THE NUMBERS

Kigali

Female

Male

Kiziba

Female

Male

76
397

BA Graduates

286
661

AA Graduates

156
236

AA Graduates

166
712

AA Graduates

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