Give refugee children an education and watch them shine

Publisher:
The National News
Published
Topic(s)
Refugees
Humanitarian Sectors - Education
Human Rights and Children's Rights
Geographic Focus
Sierra Leone
Lebanon
Niger
English

The Refugee Olympic team has brought the refugee crisis back into the spotlight and rightly so. According to Amnesty International, there are currently 26 million refugees globally – 7.1 million of who are school-aged children.

The needs of refugee children can be incredibly complex as a result of their experiences in crises and conflict-affected countries. New research from Global TIES for Children, an international research centre, based at NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi, conducted in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), has found that an educational approach that combines tutoring with social-emotional learning support helps refugee children and has positive affects on their learning outcomes.

Geographic Focus
Sierra Leone
Lebanon
Niger