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Dallas Students Highlight Refugee Issues
March 22, 2012

Dallas Students Highlight Refugee Issues
All 1,100 students of Jesuit College Preparatory School are expected to participate, and their voluntary contributions will be donated to the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya for scholarships for children with physical or mental special needs and those at risk of sexual harassment or forced marriage and also to the Kakuma Lights Project, enabling JRS to purchase solar lanterns to allow students to continue their studies after dark. (Jesuit College Preparatory School)
This unique event continues the solid relationship between JRS/USA and the students of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas through the AAOS. This student organization is a leader among JRS/USA Campus Action Teams, which are groups ranging from three to 100 members that join JRS/USA in accompanying refugees and forcibly displaced persons and act to raise awareness on refugee issues and create positive and welcoming environments in their local and global communities.

(Washington, D.C.) March 22, 2012 — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas will host a Refugee Awareness Day and community reception on March 28, 2012. The American/African Outreach Society (AAOS), a JRS Student Action Team, has organized the Refugee Awareness Day, which will include two Refugee Camp simulation experiences based on materials created by and with the help of JRS/USA.

All 1,100 students of Jesuit College Preparatory School are expected to participate, and their voluntary contributions will be donated to the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya for scholarships for children with physical or mental special needs and those at risk of sexual harassment or forced marriage and also to the Kakuma Lights Project, enabling JRS to purchase solar lanterns to allow students to continue their studies after dark. For more information about the students at Jesuit College Preparatory School’s work with Kakuma projects, visit http://bit.ly/GEB6Mh

In addition, the greater Dallas community is invited to enjoy dinner and conversation with local refugees and advocates at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas from 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m. the evening of March 28. 

Attendees will hear inspiring stories of survival recounted by local refugees and will learn about the global work of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and the student efforts at Jesuit College Preparatory School to empower refugees in Kenya.

This unique event continues the solid relationship between JRS/USA and the students of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas through the AAOS. This student organization is a leader among JRS/USA Campus Action Teams, which are groups ranging from three to 100 members that join JRS/USA in accompanying refugees and forcibly displaced persons and act to raise awareness on refugee issues and create positive and welcoming environments in their local and global communities.

Information about the Outreach Campaign of JRS/USA and its relationship with the students of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas can be found on the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA website here.

For more information about the Refugee Awareness Day event and the work of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, please contact JRS/USA Outreach Coordinator Cara Pavlak at jrsoutreach@jesuit.org.

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