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September 16, 2019

Exploring how teachers and learners contribute to each other’s wellbeing: Fragile and Crisis Affected Environments

“Meeting with the teachers and the youth was equal parts heartbreaking and inspiring. The commitment to education and the role they see education playing in their lives is significant, though not without its challenges. One young man that we met from South Sudan had already completed primary education successfully in South Sudan, but since he had to flee without his papers, he is starting again in the Accelerated Education Programme. He appeared determined to persevere,” Prof. Mary Mendenhall says