Supporting Refugees

We are working to promote sustainable economic independence and functional literacy among refugees in Iran. The project aims to provide direct beneficiaries with access to literacy classes that are fully linked to their daily lives, especially the ability to seek and use medical/health care instructions and read information materials. Some beneficiaries will be encouraged to start savings and credit cooperatives as a result of the trainings. In addition, some young people will be trained in tailoring and dress making and will be encouraged to start business workshops and savings groups. Although refugees in Iran have not much formal employment, those who have acquired a satisfactory level of literacy or higher education may have opportunities to work with an incentive pay to help them financially. The project aims to reach over 3,000 beneficiaries indirectly over the course of one and a half years.