Encouraging Education and Providing Resources to the World's Most Vulnerable
Refugee Strong is a 501(C) (3) nonprofit organization committed to empowering refugee communities by providing support and hope through education
WHO WE ARE
Refugee Strong is driven by a single goal: to do our part in making the world a better place for all. We aim to empower, inspire, and embolden students living in refugee camps to continue their studies and to achieve their educational dreams. With the right resources and support, we hope to leverage education for all.
"I lived in Dadaab Refugee camp for over 15 years. I know what it's like to spend your entire childhood without resources. Now, I'm working to change that for my family, friends, and neighbors."
-Omar Mohamed (Founder)
In 2021, we will be traveling to the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya. We aim to empower students living in refugee camps to achieve their educational dreams and strive to embolden and inspire refugee students to continue their studies. With the right resources and support, we hope to leverage education for all.
Menstruation leads many girls to miss school, and through menstrual hygiene products and women's health knowledge, we hope to keeps girls in the classroom. We strive to emphasize the importance of women's education and the opportunities it opens not only for individual girls, but for the community as a whole.
At Refugee Strong, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing student struggles in refugee camps. Going to school in refugee camps is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
“Education is central to the success of a whole range of other human endeavors.”
WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED
Refugee Strong founder Omar Mohamed tells his story of growing up in the Dadaab refugee camp with his brother, Hassan.
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