Finalist

Refugee Girls Want to Improve the World. Will We Let Them Do So?
Feature (Small Newsroom)

Entry Credit

  • Sarah Butrymowicz, The Hechinger Report

About the Entry

During a trip to Kakuma, a camp in Kenya housing more than 185,000 refugees who have fled famine and war, Sarah Butrymowicz detailed the challenges of educating a vulnerable population with few resources.

Comments from the Judges

“A smart, fresh look at the implications of recent policy changes, and well told: the narrative moves briskly, helped along by a strong sense of place and well-chosen details.”

“Interesting piece and nice detail that helps us understand in more detail the experiences that so many refugees have before arriving in the US.”

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EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting.​