Backpacker, Go! - Spring 2022 Article 26 Backpack Newsletter
Welcome to Article 26 Backpack’s first newsletter!
- Produced by the Article 26 Backpack team at the University of California, Davis, the Article 26 Quarterly Newsletter provides resources, news, and relevant information to Backpackers to support them in protecting their human right to education.
Spring 2022 Newsletter
Welcome to Article 26 Backpack’s first newsletter!
Produced by the Article 26 Backpack team at the University of California, Davis, the Article 26 Quarterly Newsletter provides resources, news, and relevant information to Backpackers to support them in protecting their human right to education. This quarter, we have information regarding our newly created Ukrainian and Russian versions of Article 26 Backpack, as well as free language exam and academic credentialing resources.
Article 26 Backpack News
Article 26 Backpack is now available in Ukrainian and Russian, in addition to Arabic, English, Dari (Persian), French, and Spanish. The addition of these languages makes free, safe, and universal document, credential, and research preservation and sharing more accessible for those displaced by Russia's war against Ukraine. We encourage all those engaged in education, research, and human rights advocacy to use Backpack to make certain diplomas, transcripts, creative work, research, and analysis are preserved and available for use globally.
Free Language Examinations
If you need a language exam, ApplyProof is donating free TOEFL exams and Duolingo is donating free English exams to Backpackers. In order to use either of these services for language exams, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Credentialing Services
Education Credential Evaluators (ECE®) Aid is providing free credentialing services for Backpackers. These services compare academic and professional degrees earned in one country to academic and professional degrees earned in another. To use ECE® Aid’s credentialing service, please email us at email@example.com.
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE®) Aid fournit des services d’accréditation gratuits pour les Backpackers. Ces services comparent les diplômes universitaires et professionnels obtenus dans un pays aux diplômes universitaires et professionnels obtenus dans un autre. Pour utiliser le service d’accréditation d’ECE® Aid, veuillez nous envoyer un e-mail à: firstname.lastname@example.org.
مرکز »کمک به ارزیابی تحصیلی« )Aid® ECE )خدمات تأیید مدارک تحصیلی را به صورت رایگان برای کاربران
»کولهپشتی« ارائه میکند. این خدمات، مدارک تحصیلی و حرفه ای را در یک کشور با مدارک علمی و حرفه ای در کشور
لطفا به ما ایمیل بزنید: ً
دیگر مقایسه می کند. برای استفاده از خدمات کمک به ارزیابی تحصیلی Aid® ECE، email@example.com
يقدم Aid®) ECE (Evaluators Credential Educational خدمات تقييم مجانية لحاملي الحقيبة. تقارن هذه الخدمات الدرجات األكاديمية والمهنية التي تم الحصول عليها في بلد ما مع الدرجات األكاديمية والمهنية التي تم الحصول عليها في بلد آخر. الستخدام خدمة Aid®) ECE (Evaluators Credential Educational ،يرجى مراسلتنا عبر البريد اإللكتروني على
Remember to Use Your Backpack
Your digital portfolio can store items such as a resume, CV, creative works, and letters of recommendation and can be shared with educational institutions and employers in Backpacks.
Your educational portfolio can store items such as transcripts, diplomas, certificates, and letters of recommendation and can be shared with educational institutions and employers in Backpacks.
Using techniques borrowed from the humanities field of "digital storytelling," the Article 26 Backpack gives Backpackers a chance to record and upload an oral statement of purpose, "My Story/My Future.” The short videos also provide a way to bring a human face to the academic documents that are contained in Backpacks.
To learn more about how to use Article 26, please watch:
Meet a Member of the Article 26 Backpack Team!
Get to know the Article 26 Backpack Team!
Meet Habinshuti Irankunda, our Article 26 Backpack Project Fellow at Kepler. As a Project Fellow, Habinshuti supervises and supports Backpack interns, conducts group workshops and sessions informing the importance of the Backpack tool to refugee communities, collaborates with different partners, educational institutions, and stakeholders in planning Backpack events in refugee communities in Rwanda, and develops tools, media, and techniques to train and support the implementation of Backpack that can serve as a model for further expansion both in Rwanda and Africa.
About his work, Habinshuti says, "Reaching out to refugees in-person to encourage access and support pathways to higher education restores their hope for a bright future. Every effort counts."
Thank you Habinshuti for all the work you do to protect the human right to education!
Contact the Article 26 Backpack Team
Follow us on Facebook (@a26backpack), Twitter (@a26backpack), and Instagram (@article26backpack).
Email us at Backpack@ucdavis.edu.
For more about Article 26 Backpack, visit us at https://backpack.ucdavis.edu/ .
At this time, we only have the resources to produce this newsletter in English, but we are hoping to expand and develop translated versions of the newsletter. If you have any feedback for us regarding our newsletter or have thoughts on what resources and support you would like to see in future newsletters, please do not hesitate to reach out!