Action for Refugee Life (AReL)

Refugee Empowerment
Digital Skills Training
Sustainable Development
Education Accessibility
Social Impact
by Kiza Mauridi
February 21, 2024

We are Action for Refugee Life (AReL), a refugee-led social impact organization founded in 2022 in Kakuma refugee camp striving to build a path to a sustainable and self-reliant future for the refugee community.

Action for Refugee Life (AReL) offers a range of on-campus digital training courses that focus on skill enhancement, job market readiness, mentorship, postgraduation support, and entrepreneurship assistance. The organization's comprehensive program guides students from enrollment to job placement

Small Donations, Big Impact!

As a burgeoning youth organization dedicated to serving underprivileged young refugees, we encounter formidable obstacles in delivering comprehensive support due to resource limitations. Recognizing this pressing need, we humbly appeal for your generous assistance in the following areas:

Student Transportation Fund

Help Refugee Women Get to And From Our Learning Center.

At AReL, we are committed to removing barriers and fostering inclusive education for all. Through a comprehensive needs assessment, we've gained valuable insights into the challenges faced by students participating in our digital courses at the physical center in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

Our data-driven approach, informed by empirical insights from our successful pilot program in late 2023, highlights a significant hurdle for many women: transportation. Many female students encounter difficulties getting to and from our learning center, hindering their access to education. To address this, we've launched the Student Transportation Fund, seeking support to ensure that transportation barriers don't limit the educational opportunities for refugee women. Your contribution of $20 can sponsor a refugee woman's full month of transportation, making a tangible impact on her ability to engage in our transformative digital courses.

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’Ό Cost Per Student = $20/Mo
πŸ§‘β€πŸ’Ό Semester Length (Months Transportation Needed) = 5 Months
πŸ§‘β€πŸ’Ό Number of Students = 60 Students
$6,000 ($100/Per Student)


Student Laptops Fund

Empower Refugee Students with Access to Essential Technology: Bridge the Digital Divide.

Unlocking Opportunities with Technology: The Student Laptops Fund is a crucial initiative to provide refugee students with essential tools for practical learning. Laptops not only support classroom activities but also empower students to gain hands-on experience vital for skill retention. Additionally, when our learning center is equipped with laptops, it transforms into a valuable resource hub, allowing students to extend their learning beyond scheduled hours. Your support ensures that each student has the means to connect with the digital world and pursue continuous education.

πŸ‘°β€β™€οΈ Number of Students = 30 Students
πŸ‘°β€β™€οΈ Classroom Workstations = 30 Workstations
πŸ‘°β€β™€οΈ Cost Per Laptop - $200
$6,000 (Per Classroom)


Local Instructors Fund

Empowering Through Local Instructors – Your Support Uplifts Both Students and Their Teachers.

The Local Instructors Fund is a pivotal initiative at AReL, aiming to enhance the learning experience for refugee students by bringing in local professionals as instructors who can intimately relate to the struggles of the students. Our emphasis on proximity creates a unique educational environment where students can closely connect with instructors who understand their challenges.

This approach not only improves the facilitation of lessons but also significantly enhances student retention. Having instructors who share their backgrounds serves as inspiration, inspires mentorship, and drives transformative impact that goes beyond conventional education. Your contribution to this fund helps create meaningful connections and fosters an environment where students can thrive and excel.

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’Ό Number Of Instructors = 2 Instructors
πŸ§‘β€πŸ’Ό Semester Length (Months Prepping and Facilitating Lessons) = 6 Months
πŸ§‘β€πŸ’Ό Compensation Per Month = $150
$1,800 ($900/Per Instructor)