‘The Role Of TVET Institutions In Refugee Inclusion’
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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On October 27th, WFCP’s Global Citizenship Affinity Group hosted its first webinar, titled ‘The Role of TVET Institutions in Refugee Inclusion.’

The webinar addressed initiatives and best practices carried out by institutions from Brazil, Canada and the United States. It aimed to build a better understanding of the challenges faced by theses institutions as well as raising awareness for this important subject and provide students and staff with the competences necessary to prepare them for global citizenship.


Rayna Sargem has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Candido Mendes University and a master’s degree in Vocational and Technological Education from the Fluminense Federal Institute. Rayna conducts research on the relationship between recent migratory flows in Brazil and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), more specifically, in the Federal Network of Vocational, Scientific and Technological Education Institutions.

Eduardo Chavez, born and raised in Cuba, studied English And Spanish Language and Literature at Florida International University. Eduardo’s passion for nature, combined with his studies in humanities, supported his professional career as an educator and advocate for social improvements. Since 2002, Eduardo has been the Director of the REVEST Program. Under his leadership, the REVEST Program has become a well-known, multimillion-dollar support institution, dedicated to the educational and humanitarian assistance for the refugee population in Miami, Florida. Eduardo currently serves on the advisory Boards of FUNDarte, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting the Arts; the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture; and the Board for Earth Learning, a non-profit organization dedicated to ecological learning and sustainability in the Everglades bioregion.

Michelle Manks is the Senior Manager, Durable Solutions for Refugees, at the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), and oversees the design and delivery of the organization’s programming related to improving the quality of life of refugee youth through education, economic and empowerment opportunities. This work includes Canada’s unique Student Refugee Program and initiatives dedicated to growing innovative education and complementary pathways to protection for refugee students through collaborations with Canadian colleges, technical institutes, and Universities.  Since 2019, she has served as a member of the UNHCRs reference committee and working groups on resettlement and complimentary pathways, and as Chair of the Global Task Force on Third Country Education Pathways.

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