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A tool to help students protect their educational documents

UC Davis Article 26 Backpack

For many students seeking sanctuary, possession of educational and professional records is critical, and in the most recent mass displacement events, having these materials has often been the difference between being able to continue education or find professional work or being locked out of these opportunities. Whilst universities, particularly Universities of Sanctuary should be mindful of disruptions to studies, and make allowances for transcript discrepancies, there is a tool students can use especially to protect their educational documentation.

Afghan college students and recent graduates can use the UC Davis Article 26 Backpack to keep critical academic and other documents safely and securely stored, shared, and evaluated. This service is free and open to all.

The Backpack is available in Dari/Farsi and English It also offers connections with a growing community of students around the world using Backpack to defend their human right to education.

Article 26 Backpack will also hold drop-in hours from 6:30-11 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Zoom this week for anyone who has questions or needs assistance uploading their documents. Join with this link: