Education and economic inclusion are crucial in promoting refugee self-reliance. Expanding access to tertiary education is the first step in closing the gap between learning and earning. Supporting the transition from tertiary education to employment is a crucial next step.
As such, the need to create a dialogue that supports the opportunity for further education of refugees and asylum-seekers residing in South Africa is paramount. It will provide our refugee communities with an increased understanding of their rights whilst supporting them to better engage with their host country. Welcoming experts in this field of inclusive and intercultural education-, this dialogue will explore the role of further education in shaping the social inclusion of refugees and asylum-seekers in South Africa and empower them with the necessary tools to demand their right to seek further education.

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