Elite Education Hope Campus - Education for Refugees in Bogor Indonesia
Elite School Hope Campus is official!
In Bogor, Indonesia, there are close to 100 children, ranging from ages 6 to 16, who are currently at refugee camps. They are children of families fleeing to Indonesia from all over the world - mostly from Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and Syria. Unfortunately they have no access to schooling because they have not yet obtained the legal status of refugees from the government of Indonesia. In doing our part to help these children in need, we are opening a dedicated Elite campus for these children free of charge, 100% sponsored by Elite Education Group. Fully equipped with a computer lab facility, Elite trained teachers and an extensive accredited curriculum, Elite will provide these children full access to a American Middle and High School education through our recognized and proven Elite blended learning programs.
In preparation to launch the first semester February 1st, Elite Education, in partnership with Hope Learning Center of Bogor, has been running diagnostics and placement tests with the children these past few weeks to ensure a smooth transition into an appropriate course from the start. After successfully launching the school for this community this spring, we hope to open up and grow the school to accommodate more children in need by Fall semester later this year.
Some relevant statistics on the refugee crisis released by the UNHCR UN Refugee Agency -
According to our latest education report, 3.5 million refugee children did not attend school in 2016. Only 61 per cent of refugee children attend primary school, compared with a global average of 91 per cent. As refugee children age, the obstacles to education increase. Just 23 per cent of refugee adolescents are enrolled in secondary school, compared to 84 per cent globally. For tertiary education the situation is critical. Only one per cent of refugee youth attends university, compared to 36 per cent globally.
For almost 14,000 refugees in Indonesia, this plight is a daily reality. Indonesia has a long history of welcoming refugees for temporary settlement. But with just 610 refugees permanently resettled in 2015, the majority are left facing an uncertain future.