There are more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced people worldwide, the highest level ever recorded. This offers a challenge to all of us. JRS has historically seen education as a key contribution to the needs and hopes of refugees. Providing education enables refugees to provide for their families, strengthen bonds in their communities, and promote lasting peace.
In the words of Pope Francis, “To give a child a seat at school is the finest gift you can give.”
Through the Global Education Initiative, launched in 2015, JRS is committed to raising $35 million and doubling the number of people served in our education projects to more than 240,00 by the year 2020.
Watch the video testimonies below to hear directly from Peter, Jeannette, Antonia, Tresor and more refugees across the world the impact that JRS's educational projects have had on their lives. Click here for more videos and see stories and updates below.