Importance of Education

‘Without the chance to study, an entire generation is at risk.’ (http://innovation.unhcr.org/10-infographics-that-show-the-insane-scale-of-the-global-displacement-crisis/).

Article 28 in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that children have a right to a good quality education. Research conducted by Unite for Sight (2016) has identified education has being particularly significant for refugee children as it can provide a sense of security and hope, which may be lacking in their lives within their refugee setting.

The hope comes from the endless possibilities that education can give to motivated students.  Education supports students to become self-reliant and increases independence. The security comes from a sense of feeling safe in a school environment and security from a regular routine.

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