Education and Livelihoods

Cameroonian IDP from the anglophone region and resident at Foyer St. Martha in Douala, within JRS-Caritas work towards social inclusion, and livelihoods of girls vulnerable to exclusion and sexual exploitation. Credits to Irene Galera

JRS education and livelihoods programs provide skill development and opportunities for integration into host communities.

Food, water, shelter, clothing, and access to health care come to mind when considering the situation of refugees. Yet other needs must be considered in situations where refugees find themselves displaced for longer and longer periods. In these protracted situations, life cannot be put on indefinite hold: children have a right to quality education, and adults need to learn the language of their host communities and acquire skills to support their families.

JRS programs run the span from early childhood development through post-secondary education and vocational training for adults. We believe that quality education imbued with JRS values makes a unique contribution to long-term, durable solutions for refugees.

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