As of end November 2022, UNHCR registered 182,990 refugees and asylum-seekers in Malaysia and 26% of them comprised of children. Out of all these children, nearly 70% of them had no access to education.
We believe that education is a basic right for every child. Living in poverty as a refugee should not be reason for one to be deprived of an education. Most of the children were only able to obtain education through community-based learning centres.
The lack of access to formal education pushes them to improper employment and makes them vulnerable. We should continue to prioritise access to quality education for every child to break the generational poverty cycle for their better future. You too can be part of the solution even through a little donation to the right channels such as Free Food Society.