empowering refugees in indonesia through education: meet roshan learning center! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“š

updated on 08 July 2024
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introducing projects we love! ๐Ÿ’–

welcome to the first ever projects we love post! ๐ŸŒŸ

in this exciting new series, we'll be shining a spotlight on incredible projects and organizations around the world making a difference in the fields of language, migrant and worker rights, education, digital access, and mental health and wellbeing  ๐Ÿ˜

we're absolutely thrilled to kick off our series with the amazing roshan learning center, an inspiring organization dedicated to empowering refugees through education and community support in indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

a massive thank you to the team at roshan for being our first feature and sharing their incredible story with us.

let's dive in and learn more about their life-changing work in refugee education...

fast facts ๐ŸŽ‰

โญ๏ธ roshan learning center is based in jakarta, indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ and empowers refugees through education and community support ๐ŸŒ

โญ๏ธ roshan serves nearly 150 students through its innovative educational  programs: foundations, elite open school, and ged prep ๐ŸŽ“

โญ๏ธ founded in 2014 by refugee families and local friends, roshan addresses the education gap faced by over 12,000 refugees in indonesia ๐ŸŒŸ

โญ๏ธ roshan creates a safe learning space for refugees from countries including afghanistan, somalia, myanmar, iraq, sudan, yemen, pakistan, iran, sri lanka and palestine.

โญ๏ธ besides education, roshan promotes volunteer service and community-building, fostering hope and brighter futures for refugees ๐Ÿ’ก

about roshan learning center: a beacon of hope and education ๐ŸŒŸ

graduates from the elite open school program celebratingย 
graduates from the elite open school program celebrating 

roshan is a beacon of hope for refugees in indonesia, providing a safe and nurturing space for them to pursue brighter futures through education. founded with a strong mission, roshan offers comprehensive educational programs tailored to the unique needs of children, youth, and adults in the refugee community.

the center's core programs include:

๐Ÿ’ซ foundations program (6-17 years) - designed to equip children and youth with foundational literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills through daily classes and a social-emotional learning curriculum. currently, this program serves 50-60 students across various age levels.

๐Ÿ˜Š elite open school (eos) (13-18+ years) - in partnership with eos, roshan provides a u.s. accredited, blended learning school for grades 6-12, leading to a u.s. high school diploma. this program offers a pathway to a formal u.s. high school degree for students, with roshan being one of only two refugee learning centers in indonesia to do so. the eos program supports over 30 students with a comprehensive curriculum and dedicated teachers and mentors.

๐Ÿ’ฏ ged prep program (18+ years) - a test preparation program for adult students, leading to a u.s. ged high school equivalency diploma. this program aims to open access to higher education and vocational opportunities through an internationally recognized high school certificate, providing volunteer mentors, weekly classes, and testing facilitation to 60-70 adult students.

making an impact: how roshan transforms lives ๐ŸŒฑ

roshan's work has a transformative impact on the lives of refugees in indonesia. every day, roshan helps these individuals overcome the challenges they face due to the country's non-signatory status to the 1951 refugee convention.

by offering invaluable programs, roshan is building a sense of hope and community for refugees, who often find themselves in a state of limbo while they wait for resettlement.

students taking part in a foundational program class
students taking part in a foundational program class

roshan's impact can be seen in several key areas:

๐ŸŒŸ providing quality learning experiences in a safe environment for refugee children and youth

๐ŸŒŸ empowering refugee adults with service opportunities, language learning, and professional skills

๐ŸŒŸ building a supportive community where refugees, indonesians, and other foreign nationals encourage, serve, and learn together

roshan's greatest accomplishment lies in fulfilling their mission as an organization: providing a safe learning space where refugees find hope in community and pursue brighter futures through education. ๐Ÿ’–

through their dedication and tireless efforts, roshan is making a real difference in the lives of refugees in indonesia, empowering them to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential, one student at a time. ๐ŸŒฑ

overcoming challenges & looking to the future ๐Ÿš€

like any organization, roshan faces its own set of challenges as they strive to make a difference in the lives of refugees in indonesia. some of the key challenges include securing sustainable funding, adapting to changing needs within the refugee community, and navigating the complexities of the local context.

despite these challenges, roshan remains dedicated to their mission and is constantly looking for ways to grow and adapt to better serve the refugee community.

they are excited to continue forging partnerships with people from all over the world, who share their passion for making a positive impact.

as they look to the future, roshan aims to:

๐Ÿš€ expand their educational programs and reach more refugees in need

๐Ÿš€ build stronger partnerships with local and international organizations

๐Ÿš€ raise awareness about the plight of refugees and the importance of education

๐Ÿš€ continue to foster a supportive, inclusive community where refugees can find hope and a sense of belonging

with determination and the support of their global community, roshan learning center is set to continue making a lasting impact on the lives of refugees in indonesia, empowering them to pursue brighter futures through education. ๐ŸŒŸ

a heartfelt thank you ๐Ÿ’™

we want to extend a huge, heartfelt thank you to the team at roshan for their inspiring work and for taking part in our very first projects we love feature. their dedication to empowering refugees through education and community support in indonesia is truly remarkable.

how you can help! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐Ÿค if you'd like to get involved with roshan, make a difference and support their initiatives, head over to their get involved page to learn how you can donate, volunteer, and partner with them.

๐Ÿšจ don't forget to follow roshan on ๐Ÿ“ธ instagram (@roshan_learning) & ๐Ÿ‘ค facebook!

๐Ÿ“บ you can also subscribe to their youtube channel (@roshanlearning7512) to stay updated on their incredible work and impact.

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ use the green buttons on the left to share this post on social media and help raise awareness of roshan and their critical work! ๐ŸŒŸ

thank you for joining us on this journey, and stay tuned for more amazing projects we love features coming soon! ๐Ÿ’ซ

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