Back to School

Young refugees attend school in CAR.

Five out of every ten refugee children will not be able to go back to school this autumn. JRS is doing all we can to increase the number of refugees around the world enrolled in school and looking forward to a new school year, but we need your help.

In much of the world, September marks the start of a new academic year.

Inboxes and mailboxes are filled with discounts for school supplies and uniforms. University students prepare to leave home and move into their dorm rooms or flats. However, the start of a new school year is a particularly difficult time for refugee families.

Five out of every ten refugee children will not be able to go to school this autumn.

Only one per cent of all humanitarian aid is allocated to education; this helps explain why many school-aged refugees cannot gain access to formal education. Globally, only 62 per cent of refugee children have access to primary school. That figure drops to 23 per cent for secondary school, and to less than one per cent for tertiary education.

JRS is doing all we can to ensure that ever more refugees around the world are enrolled in school and looking forward to starting a new school year.

Education provides refugee children with a sense of safety and normality, but the kind of quality education given in JRS schools also provides them with the economic opportunities they need for life.

This autumn, please consider making a gift to ensure that young refugees can go #BackToSchool to develop their potential.