E3 Programme – Education for Economic Empowerment (E3)

Empowering lives digitally​

Ages 17 to 50, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. The cohort of 19 students who graduated from LEAP@JRS’s E3 digital marketing course on 14 October 2021 have proven, virtually, that no obstacle is too great to overcome.

Unlocking hidden potential

JRS Singapore has been blessed with big-hearted supporters and tireless volunteers. Crisleen, JRS E3 programme lead highlights two workshops which were made possible because of such acts of generosity.

Another successful E3 journey

From being unable to understand basic English when he left Afghanistan as a 13 year-old teenager, to graduating as a Cisco Certified Network Associate, JRS volunteer Philip Prasetio shares this story of Sam’s determination to overcome his adversities and his desire to pay it forward.


Congratulations to our Pioneer Batch for completing the very first E3 Digital Training – MTC 1 Express Path Course! We are deeply encouraged by your enthusiasm and commitment throughout your learning journey.

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what some of our refugee students say

Develop Professional Skills / Enhance Capabilities / Build Resilience & Independence / Provide Internship Opportunities

Many in the asylum seeker and refugee (ASR) community come with some expertise, job experience and seek to be productive in order to provide for their family. However, there may be certain gaps in their technical skills because they have little or no access to higher education or vocational training. This limits the opportunities available to them. With the fast changing technological advancements and digital revolution taking place worldwide, ASRs are likely to be left further behind.

We are posed with a question – how can we bridge the gap on education and engage ASRs meaningfully in this digital world?

JRS Singapore embarked on this exciting journey to kick-start the Education for Economic Empowerment (E3) Programme in Bangkok in July 2021.

E3 aims to equip ASRs with industry level skills and competencies leading to internship and/or other opportunities. JRS Singapore has partnered with like-minded expert academic partners to deliver courses that comprise Digital Marketing, Graphic Arts Training, Content Creation, Certified IT Skills and more. Upon completion of the courses E3 Programme offers, ASRs will earn certifications and be empowered with professional Digital and IT Skills.

JRS Singapore recognizes the importance of partnering with academic institutions, businesses, social enterprises, volunteer organizations and individuals who share our vision. If you are able to provide technical or digital training or are open to offering an internship to individuals in the ASR community, do contact us at sgp.e3project@jrs.net or contact@jrssg.org and our team will be glad to take the conversation forward with you!

Our Academic Partners:

JRS Singapore would like to share our appreciation & gratitude for the generous donation
from Diana Koh Foundation through The Community Foundation of Singapore.
Your gift will help bring hope and empower ASR individuals in their journey.