A Capitol Celebration: Celebrating a New School Year and Our Shared Commitment to Refugees
Join Jesuit Refugee Services and The Capitol Friends of JRS in A Capitol Celebration: Celebrating a New School Year and Our Shared Commitment to Refugees
In Support of JRS’s Global Education Initiative
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018, 5:30-7:30PM
The Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square
901 Seventeenth St. NW, Washington, DC
Please join The Capitol Friends of JRS and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA in celebrating a new school year for 200,000 refugees in JRS education programs, our shared commitment to expanding educational opportunities for refugees around the world, and theJesuit Tradition of Education
As constant and increasing challenges mount for refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced persons, it’s important to recognize and celebrate our successes and the hope and opportunity that education provides. JRS is dedicated to facilitating brighter, self-reliant futures and instilling a sense of hope. We hope that you will join us in celebrating the achievements of those we serve.
About the Global Education Initiative:
Education is a life-saving intervention. Yet, among refugee children, only 61 percent are enrolled in primary school, 23 percent are enrolled in secondary school, and just one percent are enrolled in tertiary education.
Rooted in a strong tradition of Jesuit education, JRS is committed to the Global Education Initiative (GEI), a five-year effort to expand and strengthen our educational services.
Launched in 2015, the GEI is an ambitious international campaign to enable us to open the doors of our education programs to 250,000 refugees each year by 2020. Our education programs cover pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary education, informal and supplemental education, livelihoods and skill-building education, and teacher training programs.
Two years into the campaign, we have already increased the number of refugees we serve in education by more than 50,000 and anticipate reaching our goal. JRS/USA has raised over $7.8 million toward this effort. Your support of this event will directly benefit JRS’s Global Education Initiative and our shared commitment to give more children a seat at school.