Backpacker, Go! Summer 2022 Newsletter 1.2
Backpack Ambassadors, Tell Us How to Make Backpack Better, Thoughts on Backpacking and the Human Right to Education
- Published by the Article 26 Backpack team at the University of California, Davis, Backpacker, Go! provides resources, news, and relevant information to Backpackers to support them in protecting their human right to education.
Summer 2022 Newsletter 1.2
Emma Tolliver, Editor
UC Davis Backpack Guide Collective
Published by the Article 26 Backpack team at the University of California, Davis, Backpacker, Go! provides resources, news, and relevant information to Backpackers to support them in protecting their human right to education. This quarter, we have information about the Backpack Ambassadors program, free language exam and academic credentialing resources, and helpful tips for utilizing your backpack.
UC Davis' Human Rights Studies Professor and Article 26 Backpack Project Director Keith David Watenpaugh talks about Backpacking, the Backpack and New Initiatives for Refugee and Displaced University Students
We also have developed a survey about how people use Backpack and human rights. We ask you to take a few moments to take the survey. The survey takes about 2-5 minutes and will help the Backpack team better understand and support Backpackers.
Finally, please note that the Article 26 Backpack team will be on a short hiatus from September 1st to September 22nd. Our team will still be periodically checking emails during this time.
Article 26 Backpack News
We welcome our new Backpack Ambassadors! Members of our Kepler team in Rwanda held a Backpack Ambassador training in early July. Our new Backpack Ambassadors are students, many of whom are refugees. The Backpack Ambassadors have now been trained to assist other students seeking to create a Backpack, prepare students to use their Backpack independently when the Kepler team isn’t available, and answer questions about Article 26 Backpack. Congratulations to our new Backpack Ambassadors - we are so glad to have you join our team!
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 access a Duolingo English exam or be put on a waitlist to receive a TOEFL exam, please email us at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Credential Evaluators (ECE®) AID está proporcionando servicios de acreditación gratuita para mochileros. Estos servicios comparan títulos académicos y profesionales obtenidos en un país con títulos académicos y profesionales obtenidos en otro. Para usar el servicio de acreditación de ECE® AID, por favor envíenos un correo electrónico a 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» (ECE® Aid) 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 دیگر مقایسه می کند. برای استفاده از خدمات کمک به ارزیابی تحصیلی ECE® Aid، لطفاً به ما ایمیل بزنید: email@example.com
يقدم Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE®) Aid خدمات تقييم مجانية لحاملي الحقيبة. تقارن هذه الخدمات الدرجات الأكاديمية والمهنية التي تم الحصول عليها في بلد ما مع الدرجات الأكاديمية والمهنية التي تم الحصول عليها في بلد آخر. لاستخدام خدمة Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE®) Aid، يرجى مراسلتنا عبر البريد الإلكتروني 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.
You can create a Shared Backpack to share the contents of your Backpack with educational institutions, university affiliates, and employers. You can create a Shared Backpack on the Create a Share page. You can create different Shared Backpacks to suit your needs. All Shared Backpacks expire after seven days to protect your privacy.
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.
You choose what to upload, and you can choose if and when to delete your documents. You are in control of the contents of your Backpack.
To learn more about how to use Article 26 Backpack, please watch this tutorial.
Meet an Article 26 Backpack Team Member
Get to know the Article 26 Backpack Team!
Meet Josephine Uwizeye, our Article 26 Backpack Project Fellow at Kepler. As a Project Fellow, Josephine conducts informational sessions in refugee communities on the importance of Backpack, 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. Josephine specializes in technological literacy in her trainings to assist Backpackers in the increasingly digitized world.
About her work, Josephine says, "Refugees should benefit from different opportunities, including education and employment, like every other person in the world."
Thank you Josephine for all the work you do to protect the human right to education!
Contact the Article 26 Backpack Team
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!