REFUGEE, WHO CARES?? WE DO!! BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR THE EXCLUDED CHILDREN AND THE CHILDREN IN NEED (ROHINGYA REFUGEES) IN PENANG, MALAYSIA
REFUGEE "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.“
-Refugee Convention 1951
REFUGEE “ unlike the immigrants because they do not chose to leave the country of origin, but on the factors and circumstances that has force them to do such, which is poverty and difficulties to live in the origin country as a result of the violation of human rights, conflicts with the government and the civil war.”
-United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
FOCUS This program focus is on assisting Marginalized refugee children in Penang who does not have the opportunity to go to school and receive education. •Special school for refugees in Penang •Assisting refugees to gain basic education •To enhance awareness from the civil society on the importance of education for children despite who they are
PEACE BUILDING CENTRE
Establish under the REPUSM
Registered under ROS
Established on 18 June 2015
Carrying out community activities to help the local and refugee community in Penang
Set up a special school for refugees
A center which provides services of a mediator or a meditation for those who in need
Establish under the REPUSM
HOPE AND FUTURE •To insist that children has a right to education •In return, the children can use the knowledge to get a higher salary at work •To a third country •All is well in their perspective country of origin
WHY DO WE STILL DO IT? •If not us, who else? •Understanding will come when you started to involve in this
SCHOOL HISTORY The School of Peace now better known as Penang Peace Learning Centre, Minden is an education center for children, especially the Rohingya refugees who are not able to go to school and do not get here early education because of their refugee status. Efforts to open this school year has begun since March 2013 driven by a group of some 20 students from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) under the coordination of Professor Dr. Kamarulzaman Askandar and School of Social Sciences for the purpose of learning courses SPU320: Strategy and Conflict Resolution skills.
In the beginning the activity only involves students and it is a trial of Research and Education for Peace (REPUSM) in an effort to diversify the activities of support and assistance, particularly for those involved in conflicts in their place. Penang where the establishment of the Peace Learning Centre is for the purpose of providing assistance in terms of education for refugee children who drop out of students caused the conflict that engulfed their country. Georgetown School of Peace or Peace Learning Centre officially began operations on May 19, 2013 were initially named as Rohingya school Gelugor (SRG). At the outset, this school only runs on weekends, ie Saturday and Sunday from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm. Where initial inception students SPU320 involve itself directly involved in teaching activities and pembelajarab to students displaced children. But starting in June 2014, the school has opened a full-time from Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm.
Georgetown School of Peace or Peace Learning Centre continued as a humanitarian program by staff and students of Peace Unit (REPUSM). Where it began as a school free of charge weekend, the school currently has two full-time teachers and give basic education to approximately 55 students. Subjects taught include Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Inggeris, Maths, Science and Creative Arts. The school is funded entirely by donations from individuals concerned with the problems of education of children Rohingya refugees. Now, the School of Peace or Peace Learning Centre Penang and all the students have been registered under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. REPUSM also been working with the Rohingya Society Malaysia (RSM) in the launch again this educational activity.
Opening Ceremony of the School of Peace or Peace Penang Learning Centre was inaugurated jointly by Professor Kamarulzaman Askandar, Coordinator REPUSM, Hon. Dato 'Dr. Abdul Razak Bin Kechik, President Malaysia Relief Agency (MRA) and Mr. Bin Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor as Chairman of the Penang Bar Committee on 26 August 2014.
The original name of the school is the School of Peace or the School of Peace. However, it was changed to Penang Peace Learning Centre in order to avoid confusion of the public and also caused the student status of children Penang Peace Learning Centre which are all refugees, they are not recognized to receive education in Malaysia because the country signed the Refugee Convention 1951. As such the name of the school of peace in exchange for peace learning Centre in Penang due to things above .
OBJECTIVES i) Establishing a special school for the children of refugees in Penang. ii) To assist refugee children to get access to education and are able to master the basic knowledge. iii) Seek to raise awareness of the general public to be more sensitive to the problems faced by the refugees to voluntarily help ease the burden borne by them.
VISION AND MISSION i) Making education as the basis for establishing quality human capital, virtuous and useful for the community. ii) Prepare students to become knowledgeable individuals to practice what they have learned in life in addition to being used for official business in the future. iii) Helping children Rohingya so accustomed to living conditions overseas, so they are intelligent and rational when deciding on actions to be taken. iv) foster values such as respect, civilized manners and self-reliance among students