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.
The Focus of Our Efforts
Through our Support Services, Reusable menstrual kits and underwear were distributed to 600 schoolgirls throughout Dadaab’s form 4 (12th grade) classrooms. Having sanitary and sustainable menstrual hygiene products means one less challenge for refugee girls to overcome and keeps girls safe and healthy. Such necessities not only build safe and sanitary practices, but also fosters dignity, confidence and the ability to attend school and participate in the classroom. Girls education is one of our key areas of focus here at Refugee Strong, and a source of much success for our Non-Profit Organization. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve identifying the most vulnerable students and developing a program for them. In 2021 Sixteen students in Ifo, Dadaab refugee camp; 7 visually impaired and 9 with physical disabilities including hearing impairment, stopped attending school due to a lack of accommodations and transportation. Members of Refugee Strong have intervened and are now providing transportation to and from school for these students.
We would like to extend this transportation service to disabled students living in Hagardhera and Dagahley, Dadaab as well.
We ask for your donation as no child or student should be forced to abandon their education due to a lack of resources. RS continues its mission of making education attainable for students forced to grow up in refugee camps. Thank you to all who have already donated to Refugee Strong! Your donations are what see projects like these into fruition
“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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