Global Education Initiative

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The Global Education Initiatives for Refugees

In 2015, JRS launched the Global Education Initiative (GEI), aiming to increase the total number of people in our education programmes from 150,000 to 250,000 by 2020. To meet these goals, JRS needs to raise USD35 million. 


Why is refugee education so important?

Education is a critical component of an effective humanitarian response. Refugee children not only have the right to education and learning. It also provides them with protection from child labour, violence, and early pregnancy and marriage. And it gives them a future.


To increase access and improve the quality of education by supporting:

  • Out-of-school children and youth (especially girls, children with special needs).
  • Refugees who have missed out on secondary education.
  • Teacher training.
  • Post-secondary education and training.

The Jesuit Refugee Service is non-profit organization registered in Italy with the TAX ID No. 97229380585 under the legal entity of 09 - Fondazioni, with type of activity 949100 - attivita delle organizzazioni religiose.