Malaysia is not a signatory to the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. By law, refugees in Malaysia are not allowed to work and almost all of them are having financial problems with everyday living. The children are not accepted in the local government schools but this is not stopping their passion and eagerness for education and to live a normal life just like any other children.
The Somali Refugee School was founded in 2011 by a group of 7 Somali students in Malaysia to raise awareness and importance of education in the refugee community in Malaysia. By only having 14 student at first, the school is now proudly educating 70 students from 9 different countries (Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Morocco, Yemen, Tanzania, Ghana, Bangladesh and Malaysia[al-Quran]) from the age of 4 (kindergarten) to 19 (form 2).
There are currently 8 teachers (3 morning session + 3 afternoon session + 2 Al-Quran session) teaching Arabic, Islamic Studies, English, Maths, Science and Social studies from Monday to Friday. The school is currently following Malaysian school syllabus wherever possible. There is also daily Al-Quran class after the afternoon session of the school until Maghrib prayer.
TV Promo: Somali Community Survival in Malaysia by TV Alhijrah Majalah Islam
Documentary: Somali Community Survival in Malaysia by TV Alhijrah Majalah Islam
Documentary: Somali Community School by RTM2 inTREND
Documentary: Somali Community School outing by TV Alhijrah
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