Saharawi refugee women are at the heart of delivering English language education to primary school aged children at our Desert Voicebox afterschool programme, based in camps near Tindouf in SW Algeria. Throughout the academic year, up to 80 children learn at four progressive levels, five days a week, in a 4 years-long curriculum.
Sandblast has taken on the mission of providing opportunities for local refugee women, who were not able to go to university, to develop careers locally and become educational leaders in their community in order to drive the Desert Voicebox project forward. The training provided since the project started, in 2016, has had and continues to have a life-changing impact on them.
This training opportunity in Algiers, over the summer of 2023, will vitally help our DV teachers to strengthen their skills in English language teaching to improve the quality of the learning experience for the Saharawi refugee children enrolled at Desert Voicebox.