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Quality education, a school culture of care, and psychosocial well-being: Voices from Syrian children in a public school in Lebanon

In Hajir’s recent research in a public school in Lebanon, school-level experiences of Syrian children underscore that where refugees are included in national schools, they continue to feel excluded from some opportunities that might improve their psychosocial well-being. Her research also reveals that establishing a school culture of care, in addition to physically and psychologically safe environments, is crucial in addressing students’ perspectives on ‘quality education’.

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The Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students

The UN estimates that more than 70 million people are currently living displaced lives – disrupted by wars and natural calamity – resulting in interrupted education. The Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students is an effort to combat this humanitarian and economic loss by providing displaced students with the opportunity to pursue higher education at Columbia University.

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Sesame Workshop is seeking a Senior Education Director, Refugee Programs

Sesame Workshop is seeking a Senior Education Director, Refugee Programs. The right candidate is a passionate and collaborative individual who will design and manage education-related activities for our new humanitarian initiative to bring early childhood education to Syrian refugees in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria, in partnership with the International Rescue Committee.

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Teaching For Peace in Refugee Camps

Almost all refugees are suffering from religious persecution or fleeing war, with over half originating from South Sudan, Afghanistan and Syria. These places have been brutalized by terrorists and dictators. So how can we help to educate refugees for peace and stop them from going down the same path? We know that child soldiers can become peace educators, so what steps need to be taken to help refugees learn the value of peace?

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Transforming Lives of Refugee Children in Cameroon

In 2016, Jesuit Refugee Service implemented a project that promotes access to quality primary education for refugee children aged 6-13 in the villages in Eastern Cameroon of Boubara and Kadey. The program helps promote peaceful coexistence between the host community and the refugees through a reading course, focused on peace education, rights of children, and inter-religious dialogue.

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