Keith David Watenpaugh, a UC Davis professor, discusses the Article 26 Backpack with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. (Courtesy photo)

Ford Foundation Supports UC Davis Efforts to Help Refugees Reclaim Right to Education

By Julia Ann Easley, Strategic Communications

"The University of California, Davis, will use a $500,000 core grant from the Ford Foundation to develop Article 26 Backpack, a cloud-based “ecosystem” to help refugees and other vulnerable young people reclaim their education. In collaboration with Global Affairs at UC Davis, the project brings together the expertise of the campus and three partners: the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, one of the oldest and most important universities in the Middle East; and leading educational software firm iQ4."

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