Fundraising Event

[Winter 2022] Light A Refugee's Dream

  • 03/01/2023 - 03/02/2023
  • Malaysia
MYR 2,964
65% Complete
Target : MYR 4,500

About Event

In Malaysia, out of 25,499 refugees under the age of 18, 70% do not receive proper education as there are no legal frameworks in place to address their situation.

"Light A Refugee's Dream" is a 4-week virtual volunteering project by AIESEC in Taylor's University. Aligned with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education), our project's aim is to provide quality education to refugee children by teaching them the basics of English, Mathematics, and Bahasa Malaysia.

This summer, we are collaborating with Warrior Bride Learning Center, formerly known as MANNA House Learning Centre (MHLC) and Somali Refugee Center (SRC). Warrior Bride and SRC is a youth empowerment support which was established in March 2019 by a group of twelve (15) youths, 7 girls and 8 boys. The main reason that the YES team was established was because of seeing many youths committing suicides and also inequality happening in the community. Their purpose is to support their fellow refugee youths to be able to address the many needs and challenges refugees face in Malaysia. Youth empowerment support is a mixed group of different ethnicities, age, backgrounds, life experiences, and more, but they all have a common goal that unites them all. and that is to give back to their refugee communities, notably to all refugee youths, and any family in need, emergency situations, health, raising awareness and designing programs for the youth.

In the case of the children, their basic right to formal education is denied. They are given access to education by concerned groups; mainly churches and NGOs.

Warrior Bride and SRC has been deeply affected by Malaysia's Movement Control Order, and the children have to attend online classes with the limited resources and technological devices they have. As refugees, the children are currently located in high risk zones thus our goal for this campaign is to raise RM4500 for them to continue providing the students with their basic necessity- the rights to an education.

Furthermore, by having 30% of the fund, AIESEC in Taylor's University is able to continue the sustainability of this project to continue our semiannual initiative to raise awareness on refugee children's rights to an education.

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