Ayor Athian Akech, student at Kakuma Secondary School, smiles and looks at Nyadol Nyuon.
© A4U/Steve Kiza

Give children the chance to learn

Kakuma refugee camp in north-west Kenya hosts almost 300,000 refugees and asylum seekers.

For children in Kakuma, education is a lifeline. It provides stability. It helps them heal and make friends. It also empowers them to pursue their goals.

However, the schools in the camp are under-resourced. The average class in Kakuma has more than 100 pupils. There aren’t enough teachers, textbooks or toilets. Girls face extra barriers to education, including domestic responsibilities. 

Will you help refugee children reach their potential? Your generous gift can provide teachers, classrooms, books and uniforms for children in Kakuma. 

“Education is very important. It can help you to change not only your family but also our world.” 

Ayor, the dux of her year, aspires to become a lawyer. 

Kenya. Nyagok Home. Ayor Athian Akech 2 (1)
Watch Nyadol’s return to Kakuma.
School Uniforms

$23 can provide a refugee child with two uniforms for the school year.


$53 can provide textbooks for five refugee students. 

Education Kits

$92 can provide five refugee students with education kits including a bag, exercise books, pen, pencil and ruler.

Give the gift of education and help young refugees achieve their dreams.

Our fundraising impact

The majority of funds raised by Australia for UNHCR are directed to UNHCR’s emergency operations, providing the ready funds and resources to respond quickly and effectively in situations of crisis and disaster.

Humanitarian programs