In Aleppo, Syria, Jesuit Refugee Service provides a variety of educational programs for refugees. (Peter Balleis, S.J. — Jesuit Refugee Service)

(Rome) June 20, 2010 — Jesuit Refugee Service provides a variety of aid to urban refugees, but perhaps the most important of these is education. "Education provides hope," says Fr. Peter Balleis, S.J., the International Director of JRS.

"And there is a clear request expressed by refugees themselves: give us courses, like computer courses for example, or sewing, that we can earn some money. Education helps people to survive in an urban setting, to get involved in the market, to upgrade their capacities in order not to be" those who are the lowest paid workers.

Video produced by Christian Fuchs — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

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