Bringing higher education to refugees
Six years on, Syrian people share stories of hope for the future
In response to the ongoing violent conflict in Syria, which has caused the death of more than 100,000 people and displaced millions of Syrians, JRS is helping refugees build new lives.

In the Middle East, JRS offers a range of informal and access to formal education to refugees and displaced people. Our projects in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey all have educational elements ranging from remedial support, technical and language courses to intensive training programmes which equip refugees with professional skills. 

For JRS worldwide, education is considered an important protection tool - especially for the most vulnerable. Through informal education, JRS is able to assist in developing communities that are often scattered amongst urban centres, with few chances to gather together and share their lives. 

Education is considered one of the four pillars of humanitarian assistance, along with food, healthcare and shelter.