In a report entitled “Left behind”, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees notes that ‘refugees are five times more likely to be out of school than the global average. Only 50 per cent of refugee children have access to primary education, compared to a global average of more than 90 per cent.
According to the same report, only 22 per cent of refugee adolescents are attending secondary school compared to a global average of 84 per cent. At the higher education level, less than one per cent of refugees attend university, compared to 34 per cent at global level’. ”By denying education to these young men and women, Africa is deprived of her talented future engineers, doctors, lawyers, pilots, inventors, policy makers who are likely to cure Africa diseases.
At Light For All, we believe in our African culture, which suggests that an underprivileged child is taken care by the community. With our sponsors, we promote a sense of solidarity and shared responsibility that gives young refugees the chance to move on with their lives and have dreams. Currently, we are supporting 35 students in primary and secondary school.