Article 26 Backpack Helps Refugees Continue Education

Professor Keith Watenpaugh with students
Keith Watenpaugh, director of human rights studies, shows comic books that will assist refugee students.

Many college-age refugees around the world have been denied access to higher education, often because they have no way to document their academic background. Article 26 Backpack, which uses face-to-face counseling and cloud-based technology to help refugees document and share their educational accomplishments, has been created to assist them. The international consortium behind the project is led by Keith David Watenpaugh, a professor and director of Human Rights Studies in the College of Letters and Science. The project will be launched in Lebanon June 15.