Jesuit Refugee Service / USA's Response to Horn Of Africa Drought Crisis

Operational Summary: 

Jesuit Refugee Service has established a new education and psychosocial project to assist refugees in Melkadida Camp outside Dollo Ado, Ethiopia. Adult literacy classes focus on math and English language. About 250 refugees will benefit from the program in the first year. Training courses on tailoring, beauty, and weaving will be taught in combination with business management and bookkeeping. Each course lasts six to 12 months, and teachers for the courses have been drawn from skilled refugees living in the camp. Each course benefits 15–30 students and after completion, start-up funds will be offered to those students interested in starting their own business.

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