South Africa: JRS Hosts an Education Workshop

Johannesburg,17 July 2018-- JRS South Africa coordinated an education workshop for  refugees to learn about a unique UNHCR scholarship opportunity, called DAFI. DAFI, or the Albert Einstein German Refugee Initiative, is a scholarship program funded by the German government and Saïd Foundation to support tertiary education for deserving refugees worldwide.


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South Africa: Empowering Women and Men through Education
Johannesburg & Pretoria, 10 July 2018—This month, JRS South Africa celebrated the graduation of 221 refugees and asylum seekers from the Arrupe Women’s Skill Center and Pretoria Skill Center. These women and men have completed five months of training in their chosen discipline and have received materials to start up their own businesses. Their courses of study include sewing, baking, cosmetology, make-up application, hairdressing, computer literacy, and English.
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Focusing on education for refugees

When a person is forced to flee his or her country and moves to a refugee camp, the average stay is 17 years. This means many people spend years in a camp without proper education or vocational training that will be necessary for life outside the camp. JRS combats this by providing pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education to people living in camps.


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JRS in Dzaleka Refugee Camp: preschool to secondary education
In Dzaleka Refugee Camp, JRS is ensuring that refugee and Malawian children from preschool to secondary school age get education and have a safe place to learn.
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JRS in Dzaleka Refugee Camp: adult education
In Dzaleka Refugee Camp, JRS is expanding its adult education and vocational programs and training. In addition, JRS is aiming to increase skills and literacy levels in adults in the camps.
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