The Ockenden Prize is presented annually to self-reliant refugee projects across the globe. Among 42 entries across 25 countries, YARID contended along with 2 other finalist organizations: MercyCorps Europe and Cord UK. YARID presented it's Women's Empowerment program through a 10 minute oral presentation followed by a 10 minute Q&A from a panel of 5 judges.
"I love YARID. I love BFS (Bridge to Formal Schooling)." BFS is a unique schooling experience for refugee children to get caught up and integrate into local schools. BFS currently serves 30 children and their families by offering free school to the kids and parenting support to the parents. Parents learn how to support their kids education through small business.
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Education is power. The new Bridge to Formal Schooling (BFS) pilot project is supporting refugee children and their families to gain sustained access to education.
We can't do this alone. We believe there is power in collaboration. We love volunteers and learning through research. If you are interested in learning more about becoming involved, check out our Get Involved and Research pages.
Community-driven. YARID is a refugee-run organization developing programs from within the community. Learn more about our human-centered approach and how innovation drives our work.