When a person is forced to flee his or her country and moves to a refugee camp, the average stay is 17 years. This means many people spend years in a camp without proper education or vocational training that will be necessary for life outside the camp. JRS combats this by providing pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education to people living in camps.

JRS is affiliated with the Student Resettlement Programme, designed to resettle students to Canada in time to enrol in a university there. In Zimbabwe and Malawi JRS also focuses on training teachers both within and outside the refugee camps. These teachers are trained for real-life situations to prepare them for working with children who have experienced trauma. They also complete training in computer literacy, planning, and speaking French and English.

Countries Related to this Region
Malawi, South Africa