To mark this year’s World Refugee Day, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and Entreculturas are launching “Education opens the world”, a campaign advocating for educational access for refugees and displaced people around the world, a fundamental right they are too often deprived of because of their displacement.
Education is critical for refugees in emergencies and for those who are relegated to living for decades in camps or informal settlements. Educational settings provide safe and transformative environments for refugee children and youth. Study can broaden their imagination and widen their sympathies, despite their straitened physical circumstances. Education opens up a world of possibilities, in which the young can dream and hope for a better future, and use their gifts and abilities to build that future for themselves and their communities.Read more