In 2014 a community of Hazara refugees living in Indonesia started their own school. Refugees in Indonesia are not permitted to work or study and they face a wait of up to 25 years for resettlement in a new country. The families did not want their children to miss out on education and a childhood, so they opened their own school - the Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre (CRLC). CRLC provides education to almost 200 children and adults, and a very lucky ten children have been offered the chance to enroll in high school in Santa Fe, New Mexico at Desert Academy, and partner with UWC-USA for cultural and community programming and experiential learning. Students will be supported if they choose to apply to UWC for further education. 

We now need to raise funds for the students’ travel, health insurance, tuition and living expenses, and we need your help!

Having escaped persecution in Afghanistan and Pakistan, these kids have been working hard to keep up their studies despite all the difficulties and uncertainty they face. They study English, math, science, art, social studies and play sports – volleyball, soccer, karate and swimming. They know this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get an incredible education and they are excited and determined to succeed.

Will you help these kids make their dreams a reality? Help us host ten students during the 2018-2019 school year, and ten more from 2019-2020. 

Click on the kid’s profiles to learn more about each of them.

To learn more about their school in Indonesia visit the facebook page: