ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Across the world, millions of people have been displaced from their homes by conflict and civil unrest. Many of those displaced find themselves far from home, separated from family members and social support without the language skills they need for even basic communication and access to essential services.
Language learning is essential. It helps refugees and their host communities to withstand challenges, to recover from crisis, to overcome barriers – to build resilience.
Based on our work in partnership with international institutions, individuals and communities across the Middle East, Africa, the European Union and the Americas, the Language for Resilience research (see link below) identifies five ways language builds resilience, whether that’s giving a voice to young people and adults, building social cohesion in host communities or providing individuals with the skills they need to access work, services, education and information.
Since 2012, together with our partners, we have developed a range of projects that support Syrians and host communities to build their resilience through language.