Expanding Education Opportunities in Protracted Emergencies: A Case of Two Schools in One in Kakuma refugee camp

Marangu Njogu, Sandra Akello, Darius Isaboke

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The purpose of this article is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the innovation of the Two Schools in One effectiveness in expanding secondary education opportunities in refugees’ settings. The study was conducted between October 2017 and May 2018 in Kakuma of Kenya. The researchers used qualitative methodologies to collect data from the teachers, students, parents and NGO representatives from UNHCR and LWF. A total of 38 respondents participated in the interview. Purposeful sampling was used to identify
respondents even though the study was not aimed at achieving statistical representation of the population.
The results highlight that the theory of change explicit in Two Schools in One is that students access quality education as enhanced by sharing resources to address issues of limited learning spaces, thus, providing education for students to support transition from primary to secondary in protracted situations. The increased demand for quality education for refugees will be met with an increased supply of teachers, more relevant learning materials and more classrooms for girls and boys. This supply and demand relationship will
become self-reinforcing as more innovative approaches are considered to address supply and demand side factors and to tackle both material challenges and knowledge/ attitudes/practices in order to provide education to as many students as possible.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBath, United Kingdom
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)2040-••3151
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2020

Publication series

NameBath Papers in International Development and Wellbeing


  • Protracted emergencies
  • Secondary school
  • Kakuma refugee camp
  • Education
  • NGO


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