DAFI (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative) is the UNHCR scholarship program that offers refugee or repatriated students the opportunity to obtain a degree in their country of asylum or of origin.
To date, only 31% of young refugees attend secondary school and just 3% can complete university studies.
The objectives of the DAFI program are to promote the economic autonomy of refugees, to strengthen education as a protective measure by encouraging lifelong learning and to provide positive role models for children and young refugees to demonstrate the impact of education on individuals, on communities and societies. The scholarship covers the costs of university fees, books, transport and accommodation.
The scholarships funded by the Bolton Hope Foundation are for the benefit of refugees in Ecuador.