Learning World: Education for Refugees
Par 1 - A new life in Sweden
This week Learning World takes us to meet a refugee who has been displaced several times, but has now settled in Sweden to make a better life for himself.
Nourollah is an Afghan teenager who travelled without his parents all the way to Sweden from Iran.
"Death was so close to us. I just had to keep going. But we were scared all the time that we might drown or be arrested by police," he says.
Nourollah's Swedish foster parents, school teacher and football coach talk to us about the challenges the teen has faced and progress he has made since his perilous journey to his new home.
Hundreds of thousands of teens have travelled unaccompanied to Europe in the past few years. In 2015 alone, 90 000 minors sought asylum in the EU.
Part 2 - Teach for Austria
Refugee children face huge hurdles but so do the teachers that play such an important role in their education and integration. What specific training or skills do they need to prepare for these complex situations?
It is widely accepted that education for refugee children and young people contributes to long-term solutions for Europe’s refugee crisis: what’s more, only education can ensure that displaced generations are equipped to rebuild their lives and communities – either in the country of asylum, upon their return home or on resettlement to another country.
In order to understand how teachers cope with this issue, Learning World went to Vienna, Austria to take a look at how Teach for Austria, a local branch of the global Teach for All movement fighting for equal education works.