Habesha Project

Habesha Americas is an initiative inspired by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) efforts to guarantee refugees, asylum seekers and others entitled to complementary protection the right to a high-quality education. Together, this latest Habesha initiative and UNHCR offer a comprehensive program of support to allow those vulnerable young people in Mexico to continue their studies.

Habesha Americas

Habesha Americas is a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) project which seeks to guarantee the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and others to quality education. It is funded by and implemented in coordination with UNHCR, in the hope of increasing the number of refugees accessing higher education globally.


The Integral Strategy for the Systematic Improvement of Refugees’ Access to Higher Education in Mexico through Documentation, Capacity Building and Awareness Raising (EIARESM) is a Diálogo Intercultural de México Activo (DIMA) project that looks to bring together all of the organization’s learning so that, through systematic improvements to its ways of working, increased numbers of young refugees can access higher education in Mexico.

The Advisory Council

The Ambassador Francisco Olguín Uribe Advisory Council (The Advisory Council) offers beneficiaries upper-secondary education outside of the traditional school system, but within the bounds of the recent Reform to Upper-Secondary Education (RIEMS) in Mexico. Using a common curriculum, beneficiaries obtain the necessary skills to complete their studies just like students in traditional high schools. The Advisory Council allows Habesha Americas to offer the benefits of its program to those who have not completed secondary education or do not hold the corresponding certificates. Once they have obtained their qualifications, beneficiaries can enroll in university study through Habesha Americas.