Kenya: journey to self-reliance
The urbanization of forced migration is a global phenomenon in cities worldwide. Nairobi is no exception. Some of Nairobi’s 50,000 refugees have been there for decades and consider it home; others believe they will one day return home or move elsewhere, but all are seeking opportunities in Nairobi to further their education, earn an income and prepare for their futures by taking the first steps toward self-reliance. When refugees flee their homes, they come to their new countries with valuable skills, education and perspectives. JRS believes scholarship and vocational training programmes unleash their potential to push entire communities forward.