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Title:The Role of Education and Training in the Local Integration of Women Refugees in Kenya
Author:Khasiani, Shanyisa A.
Periodical:African Urban Quarterly (ISSN 0747-6108)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Kenya
East Africa
Subjects:social integration
women's education
Education and Oral Traditions
Women's Issues
Miscellaneous (i.e. Demography, Refugees, Sports)
Education and Training
Abstract:In 1987, Kenya had 9094 recognized refugees and 454 mandated refugees, most of them from Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda. Most of these refugees live in urban areas, with over 90 percent living in Nairobi. Approximately 25 percent of the refugee population in Kenya are women. A study was conducted amongst a random sample of 445 refugee women in Nairobi in order to examine the effect of education, training and literacy on the local integration of refugee women. The findings indicate that education and training are not playing a significant role in the local integration of women refugees in Kenya. Although educational and training programmes do exist, few women refugees have access to them, partly because they are inadequate, and also because there is a lack of knowledge among the women refugees about their existence. The study also indicated that many refugees are opposed to integration and do not engage in such activities as intermarriage with the local population or ownership of immovable property which would tie them to the country of asylum. Bibliogr., sum.