A student refugee from Sudan in the Jesuit Refugee Service higher education program in Amman, Jordan, shared with us how going back to school pulled him back from despair.

“When I left college (after being forced to flee Sudan) I lost hope in everything and was depressed. But I feel as if this opportunity has saved my life. I realize that life has many opportunities in store, not only for me but for the betterment of humanity.”

At JRS, we believe education is the key to a better future for refugees — whatever form that future might take. Education provides a sense of stability, dignity and hope.

Working together with our partners and supporters, working together with refugees, working together we can unlock potential. Together we can provide hope. Together we can provide education. Together we can put refugees on the road to independence and self-sufficiency.

 —Christian Fuchs serves as Communications Director for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.