WHO IS A REFUGEE?
“A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so.” UNHCR
“The 1951 Geneva Convention is the main international instrument of refugee law. The Convention clearly spells out who a refugee is and the kind of legal protection, other assistance and social rights he or she should receive from the countries who have signed the document.” UNHCR
THERE ARE 33,640 REFUGEE CHILDREN IN MALAYSIA
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WHY FUGEE SCHOOL?
Many refugee children have had disrupted education backgrounds. Some of them have not received an education in years, due to war and unstable political and economic situations in their countries of origin. In Malaysia, their situation is not an easy one, with their access to education, jobs and healthcare restricted.
In Malaysia, Only 28% of refugee children of school going age are receiving some form of education in various learning centres. This is why Fugee School exists- to provide equitable access to education so that no child gets left behind.