Roshan Learning Center Empowers, Brings Hope to Refugees
Title: Roshan Learning Center empowers, brings hope to refugees.
Type: Project (ongoing)
Location: South Jakarta, Indonesia.
Name of Responsible Persons: Heather Tomlinson and Ashley Berryhill
Source: UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency
Date: July 18, 2017.
This article highlights the activities carried out by Roshan, a community-run center based is Jakarta, Indonesia. Roshan has brought hope to dozens of refugee youth across Jakarta. Roshan provides educational courses for refugee children, teens, and adults in English, Bahasa Indonesia, and Farsi, taught by refugees, as well as Indonesian and expatriate volunteers.
The center also helps refugees through a number of services, including counseling, health clinics, and free use of center computers. “When I came to Indonesia, I couldn’t speak English, but now [through Roshan’s classes] I can speak the language. Our teachers are nice and helpful,” said Ali, a 20-year-old refugee from Afghanistan who had completed high school in Afghanistan and wants to be a nurse.
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