Education & Vocational Training (1)
In Houston, IEDA Relief has established an adult education program that offers free English as a second language (ESL) classes for refugees, asylum seekers, new immigrants and other Limited English Proficiency (LEP) populations. Courses are developed in partnership with other adult literacy agencies and designed to address different proficiency levels. IEDA Relief’s Houston programs are constantly expanding and will soon include computer literacy, financial literacy, citizenship, driver’s education and other courses that can further increase and facilitate self-sufficiency.
Overseas, IEDA Relief often leads programs focusing on literacy and skills training for youth and adults within displaced populations and their host communities. This training allows beneficiaries to access livelihoods opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable to them, and succeed in sustaining and expanding their own income-generating activities. Additionally, IEDA Relief often facilitates access to education as a camp management agency, working with responsible humanitarian actors to negotiate access to local schools for children residing in camps or to build schools inside camp premises.