World Education is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, and economic and social development programs.

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Refugees and Displaced Persons

For those who have been forced to leave their homes, starting over in a different place can be extremely challenging. Many refugees settle in a location where they are unable to speak the language, making it difficult to find work or go to school. Some youth must also forgo their schooling and get a job in order to help their families survive.

World Education helps refugees transition to life in their new homes. We design language-learning curricula and train refugees as teachers so they are able to educate their own communities. Refugees also receive life skills and vocational training to prepare them for suitable employment.

World Education incorporates curricula that give refugee children the tools to avoid potential exploitation and trafficking threats, which come with being vulnerable in a new environment. We also encourage cross-cultural interactions among native and refugee students to foster a greater sense of acceptance and community. Finally, we train counselors to help refugees cope with distress.
 

Featured Projects

View details: Training Rural Area Community Educators (TRACE)

Training Rural Area Community Educators (TRACE)

The Training Rural Area Community Educators (TRACE) project improves access to and increases the quality of education for vulnerable children in southeast Myanmar by training teachers in Kayah, Kayin, and Shan states.

View details: IMPACT - Improving Mechanisms for Partnership and Action for Children in Thailand

IMPACT - Improving Mechanisms for Partnership and Action for Children in Thailand

World Education is building a comprehensive child protection network, and developing a referral and case management system to protect migrant children from Burma who are vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, and neglect.

View details: Youth on the Move

Youth on the Move

Youth on the Move was World Education's regional safe migration initiative which worked in three countries in Asia: China, Nepal and Cambodia. The Initiative addressed the education and well-being needs of migrant and vulnerable youth.

 

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Features

View details: Using Soccer to Fight HIV

Using Soccer to Fight HIV

When Fortune's mother died, Fortune says that she was too young—at age six—to understand the loss.

View details: Learning to Read and Write on the Thai-Burma Border

Learning to Read and Write on the Thai-Burma Border

Most of the migrant population in Sam Yod Doi have lived in the village for more than ten years, but few of the children have attended school.

View details: From Literacy Classes to Learning Carnivals

From Literacy Classes to Learning Carnivals

For adult learners, the classroom presents challenges different from those of younger students.