Refugee Outreach Literacy Project


Additional Contact Information

  • You can now contact us on WhatsApp!  We regularly use WhatsApp to communicate with our students and share information. We’d love to connect with you, so please contact us at 919-438-2953.
  • You can also reach Jessie Garnett at (919)-334-1504  and Cindy Premdas at (919)-334-1505 or at the Beltline Center in office 130 AC

Our Community Partners

Other Resources

  • Updated 4/19/2018 ->  A new Community Resource Referral Guide prepared by LSC is  now available ->     Community Resources


Refugee Groups Here at Wake Tech

Click on the arrow next to a group to learn more:   



DID YOU KNOW? (Source: and

  • The second highest numbers of refugees in the world come from Afghanistan?
  • The Afghan refugee crisis has been on-going for 40 years, making it one of the longest in the world?
  • 24% of refugee students at Wake Tech are from Afghanistan?


Video: “Afghan Refugee Makes Tough Transition to U.S.”

To learn more about students from Afghanistan, check out this cultural guide:



(an ethnic minority group from Burma/Myanmar)

DID YOU KNOW? (from and

  • The Rohingya refugee crisis has been called “the most urgent refugee emergency in the world” by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees?
  • 98% of Rohingya refugee children are unable to access formal schooling?
  • The largest refugee camp in the world, the Kutupalong settlement in Bangladesh, is comprised mainly of Rohingya refugees?
  • The Rohingya are just one of many ethnic groups fleeing Myanmar? (for more information on other refugee groups from Myanmar, start here: )
  • Since the inception of the Refugee Outreach Literacy Project at Wake Tech, around a dozen Rohingya refugees have enrolled?


Video: “Spend a Day with Aansar”

To learn more about Rohingya students from Burma/Myanmar, check out this cultural guide:


Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)


  • 34% of refugee students at Wake Tech are Congolese?
  • More than 100 separate armed militant groups are fighting for control in the eastern part of the country.
  • 73% of Congolese refugees are under the age of 25?


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Videos: “Spend a day with Bertine”

To learn more about students from the DRC, check out this cultural guide:





  • 1 out of every 5 people in Syria is a refugee?
  • More refugees come from Syria than any other country in the world? In fact, Syrian refugees make up 1/3 of the world’s 19.9 million refugees registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
  • The first Syrian refugees arrived to the U.S. in 2011 and North Carolina has welcomed just over 1,000 Syrian refugees since that time?

(Source: and


Video: “What if Manhattan”        

To learn more about students from Syria, check out this cultural guide:     


Welcome to North Carolina (documentary film) 

By user “MrTinDC” ( [CC BY 2.0]

By user “MrTinDC” ( [CC BY 2.0]

(June 2016)

This short (22 minute) documentary follows an Iranian couple and their two children who had to flee Baghdad and came to live in Raleigh, NC.   The film shows the refugee resettlement process in the United States and the difficulties that many immigrants and refugees face.

Click here to watch: WRAL Documentary