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.

Response to the Ebola Crisis
The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history, originating in Guinea and affecting multiple countries in West Africa. RI is responding to the crisis in Guinea by focusing on social mobilization, community sensitization, and distribution of hygiene kits in Guinea. Right now, our response to the outbreak is critical. Learn More...

RI Offers Carbon Credits through Gyapa Cookstoves Project
RI is offering to sell carbon offsets acquired through its Ghana Fuel Efficient Cookstoves project in Ghana, West Africa. Working with climate and development experts ClimateCare and the Gold Standard Foundation, the project has been able to measure and independently verify the amount of carbon reductions the delivered – so far, more than one million tons. Learn More...

Jordan: Educational Support for Syrian Children and Youth in the Azraq Camp
In this new camp, Relief International, in partnership with UNICEF, is providing educational support to Syrian refugee children so they can overcome their current challenges to academic progress and adopt skills for a better future. Learn More...

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: 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...

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...