In 2015, Kepler made an important commitment to serve refugee populations by opening a site in the Kiziba refugee camp, the oldest camp in Western Rwanda, becoming one of the first programs to provide fully accredited university degrees in a remote camp setting. Kepler Kiziba started with 25 students in 2015 and has since enrolled 300 in BA degree programs through Southern New Hampshire University.
In 2020, Kepler launched The Graduate Employment Program (GEP) in Ethiopia. Kepler’s GEP aims at increasing employability amongst youth in Ethiopia.
Kepler’s GEP aims at increasing employability amongst youth in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by upskilling unemployed graduates of technical colleges and universities with soft skills and job readiness skills, and then placing them in internships or jobs aligned with their technical training. The eight-week training program is structured to support both the learning of key competencies and the internalization of professional habits.