News & Highlights

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’. [continue reading…]

Funding opportunities

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. [continue reading…]

Activity Reports

Bringing Refugee Voices into the Classroom

NaTakallam (“We Speak” in Arabic) is a social venture that creates employment opportunities for displaced persons primarily from Syria and Iraq and brings refugee voices, cultural exchange, and language learning opportunities to people all over the world. NaTakallam has partnered with over 65 schools and 25 universities in 13 countries. [continue reading…]

News & Highlights

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? [continue reading…]