In Chicago’s West Ridge neighborhood, the team at Forging Opportunities for Refugees in America (FORA) is diligently working to change the narrative for countless refugee families. These families, escaping oppressive regimes that denied them even the basic right to education, find themselves in America seeking a new beginning. With open arms, FORA ensures they receive the education they were once denied and prepares them for a brighter future.
The Silent Struggles of Refugee Students
Imagine arriving in a new country, with a new language and culture, and being years behind academically due to systemic oppression. Many refugee children, like Ubaidah, a diligent 16-year-old student with FORA, face this daunting reality. Placed in schools, they grapple with the challenge of catching up with peers while also navigating a new world. It’s an uphill battle, but with FORA’s dedicated support, they find hope and resilience.
Making a Difference: How You Can Help
FORA’s guiding principle is simple but profound: every refugee deserves the right to education and a chance at a meaningful life in America. Here’s how you can be a part of this transformative journey:
- Give Money: Your financial contributions directly uplift these students. For instance:
- $100 will provide 10 hours of one-on-one educational support for one refugee student for 10 days.
- Give Time: Become a beacon of support by volunteering with FORA. The impact of your hours will ripple through the lives of refugee students, helping them bridge the educational gap.
To contribute, you can make a gift online at FORA’s Donation Page or send checks to P.O. Box 60085, Chicago, IL 60660.
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