The Step Up programme provides vital life skills and education to children and youth who have fled conflict and violence during a humanitarian crisis. The programme runs in refugee camps during the summer and winter holidays, and keeps children in a safe, productive and stimulating environment.
The educational camps encourage young refugees to look after their personal health and wellbeing, improve their English, and develop vocational skills and interests that are not covered in school. Through our Peace Building One World programme the youth explore and learn to appreciate and value differences and diversity in their own communities and around the world. They are inspired to continue their education and pursue their goals and empowered to be proactive in their communities.
The Step Up youth leadership programme offers training for a select group of young refugees who can then use their skills to volunteer and gain hands on experience supporting the staff on the Step Up Camps or Step Up Clubs. The leadership programme for both girls and boys emphasis youth empowerment and active involvement in their local community.
The Step Up programme works in partnership with local teachers, schools and NGO’s. Learning programmes are developed for each setting, together with local staff, to support the necessary priorities in each community. The programmes are run by Step Up international educators, local refugee teachers and young refugee volunteers.
All funds raised go directly to The Step Up programme. The international Step Up educators and staff members are all volunteers.