The modern word has never seen a humanitarian crisis of this magnitude.
Millions of people have become asylum seekers, forcibly displaced persons, refugees and trafficked victims.
Let us remember that they are our brothers and sisters in Christ and they need our love, help and support.
Join us in our Events and Activities to learn and understand more about what we do and
how you can get involved even with the smallest gesture.
Pray for us all.
Jointly Organised by
Good Shepherd Sisters & Jesuit Refugee Service Singapore
In commemoration of World Day of Migrants & Refugees 2021
Providing education to refugees in Thailand
JRS has long championed refugee education and is committed to ensuring that children forced to flee their homes are not deprived of their right to education and a path to a more hopeful future. Education provides stability and a sense of normalcy. It engenders hope while preparing refugees to meet future challenges.
Urban Education Project Bangkok
In the Bangkok Metropolitan area there are an estimated 5000 refugees and asylum seekers from more than 50 countries. JRS supports the education of refugee youth who do not have access to formal education or vocational training. The gap in education for the youth constitutes a major protection and human rights concern, especially since these youth experience an extended and uncertain period of asylum in Bangkok. The Urban Education Project provides English and Thai language courses, digital and vocational skills for youths between the ages of 18-35 years old. It caters especially for vulnerable adults and unaccompanied youths who struggle to survive without their families.
Sustaining Education for Refugees from Myanmar
JRS has also been the primary support for education in the Karenni refugee camps along the border in Thailand since 1997. Currently, there are 91,777 refugees hosted in the nine refugee camps along Thailand’s border with Myanmar. JRS focuses its mission in the 2 camps of Ban Mai Nai Soi and Ban Mae Surin in Mae Hong Son. These two camps host about 9825 people. JRS partners the Karenni Education Department (KnED) to implement and deliver educational services to 14 schools with approximately 2300 students in kindergarten to secondary school levels. Over the years, the scope of education has increased to include vulnerable groups, such as out-of-school children and youth.
Since resettlement in another country is no longer a possibility, and the Thai government’s current policy does not allow for local integration, the alternative for these refugees is a return to Myanmar.
However, this is not an option due to the current political crisis in Myanmar. According to a UNHCR report in June 2021, 175,000 people have been displaced within Myanmar since 1st Feb, forced to flee their homes in search of protection. Places of worship have also been targeted and destroyed while serving as refuge for people caught in the conflict. For the refugees in camps along the border, the current political instability has brought great uncertainty and a real fear of returning to Myanmar. JRS is appealing for funds to sustain the education programme and support refugees who are faced with the prospect of a long period of encampment.
If you are keen to support our education programme and want to make a difference in the lives of refugees.
Social Mission with Love
Saturday 4 September 2021
9.00am – 6.00pm (online)
An online event jointly organised by
Caritas Singapore and CHARIS.
Online Prayer Vigil for Myanmar and India
Wednesday 2 June 2021
4.00pm – 4.30pm
An online event by the
Jesuit Mission Australia.
JRS Outreach at
St Joseph’s Church
Weekend of 30-31 March 2019
Exhibits on displayed at the church foyer. Our volunteers will be there to share with you about the refugee situation, what we do and how you can get involved even with the smallest gesture.
The Rohingya Refugees of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
14 & 15 July, Sat & Sun
“Building an inclusive World”
Saturday 28 August 2021
2.00pm – 3.30pm
An online conversation on LEAP (Lead, Educate, Advocate, Partner) @JRS – our education and community building initiative for refugees and asylum seekers.
World Day of Migrants
Wednesday 23 September 2020
3.00pm – 4.30pm CET
#DO1THING: Hope for Refugees Begins with You
Weekends of 22-23 September &
29-30 September 2018
Come meet us at the Church of St Alphonsus (Novena Church)
for the Exhibition on the Rohingya Refugees of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Learn more about their plight, courage and perseverance in the midst of human suffering.
Caritas Social Mission Conference
21 July 2018, Sat
World Refugee Day Online Prayer Vigil
Saturday 20 June 2021
2.30pm – 3.00pm
An online joint event by the
Good Shepherd Sisters and
Jesuit Refugee Service Singapore
World Day of Migrants
@ Church of St Ignatius
Weekend of 28-29 September 2019
Free movie screening – “The Staging Post” – about friendship, connection and the power of community among the Afghan refugees in Bogor. Prayer walk exhibition at the Place of Gathering.
St Ignatius Feast Day
29 July 2018, Sun
Come celebrate with us on this joyous
feast day! All proceeds will go to support life-saving projects for the Rohingya refugees.