“We are the lucky ones. Most of my friends have to do housework or will be forced to marry young," says Belbiche, at school in Bandundu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Tamara Leigh/IRC
New classrooms will be safe havens for children growing up in a Tanzanian refugee camp
July 16, 2014 by
Twelve-year-old Jacqueline Mzaliwa lives in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania. She wants to be a science teacher when she grows up. The IRC and our partners are renovating 166 classrooms and building 80 new ones to help give children like Jacqueline a safe learning environment. Photo: Manuma Telesphory/IRC
How safe spaces for learning have improved the lives of Palestinian children
April 30, 2014 by
The IRC partnered with the UK-based charity Bidna Capoeira to teach capoeira — a challenging Afro-Brazilian sport and art form — to at-risk children in West Bank refugee camps and schools. Proponents say it engenders a positive philosophy and outlook on life—one that is based on respect for the self and others. Photo: Ned Colt/IRC
The soprano Danielle de Niese was dressed as an antiquated scuba diver when she greeted a group of 10 young IRC 'Leaders In Training' during intermission at Saturday’s performance of “The Enchanted Island” at the Metropolitan Opera.