Education and Empowerment

Education is vital to the social and economic integration of future generations. Relief International places a significant focus on this sector to ensure that children affected by conflict can continue to pursue their education.  Programs include a wide range of activities: teacher training programs, building libraries and Internet centers, providing books and classroom furniture to under-resourced schools, and promoting equal access to education. These programs also empower youth through service learning and leadership training to become active in their communities and act as agents for change.

Bangladesh: Fighting Zoonoses
RI is working to reduce the spread of zoonoses and mitigate its impact upon the growing population Learn More...

Somalia: Educate Girls, End Poverty
RI is currently implementing an innovative program focused on inspiring change in Somalia to allow marginalized girls to have the opportunity to obtain an education, ensuring they attend school and graduate as empowered young women able to break the cycle of poverty. Learn More...

Lebanon: Providing Access to Safe and Quality Education for Thousands of Syrian Refugee and Affected Lebanese Children
RI is implementing a six-month program to assist Syrian refugees and Lebanese host community school children in Beirut, North Lebanon, and Mount Lebanon Governorates. Learn More...

Iraq: Women Leveraging the Internet for Financial Transformation (WLIFT) Program
RI, in partnership with Kiva and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, have developed the Women Leveraging the Internet for Financial Transformation (WLIFT) program to support Iraqi women running small businesses. Learn More...

Jordan: Providing Educational Support for Syrian Refugees in Karak
Relief International is helping Syrian refugee children enroll in school and catch up to their Jordanian peers. Learn More...

Jordan: Relief International Remedial Education Center, Zaatari Refugee Camp
To help provide adequate learning opportunities, Relief International has opened a remedial education center to provide educational support that will help Syrian refugee children succeed in the formal classroom setting. Learn More...

Yemen: Fostering Youth Entrepreneurship and Civic Participation
Relief International is harnessing the innovation of urban and rural youth to cultivate young role models and promote socially and environmentally-responsible entrepreneurship. Learn More...

Somalia: Media Education for Development, Inclusion, and Awareness (MEDIA) Project
Relief International aims to empower Somali journalists with professional skills to raise the standards of journalism and promote media as a tool for peace-building. Learn More...

Somalia: Enhanced Participation in Primary Education
Relief International aims to increase participation and quality of primary education. Learn More...

Assistance to Returnees in Mabaan County
To increase health and education, Relief International supplies Mabaan County with training and equipment. Learn More...

Pakistan: Libraries Program (PLP)
Libraries, as an educational tool for individual intellectual development and social progress, offer one of the most efficient, impactful and culturally acceptable and historically rooted solutions to the crisis of education and human capacity development. Learn More...

Sri Lanka: Access to Information
To provide displaced and resettled population with access to information. Learn More...

Azerbaijan: Refugee Education
Education is often neglected in conflict situations, yet it is vital to the social and economic stability of future generations. In Azerbaijan, Relief International has constructed schools, developed teachers' skills and raised awareness of children's rights. Learn More...

Azerbaijan: Social Connection and Exchange
Relief International and MADAD have developed Community Information Resource Centers to provide Internet access to communities, bringing them into the global information age and providing a forum for social connection and exchange. Learn More...