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
- (USCRI) – United States Committee on Refugees and Immigrants
- 5 W. Hargett Street, Suite 202, Raleigh, NC 27601
- (919) 334-0072
- (LSC) – Lutheran Services Carolinas
- 4020 Wake Forest Road Suite 301, Raleigh , NC 27609
- 1-800-HELPING (435-7464)
- (CWS) – Church World Services
- 112 South Duke St. #4B Durham, NC 27701
- (919) 680-4310
- World Relief
- 801 Gilbert St. Durham, NC 27701
- (919) 286-3496
- 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:
- 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.” https://youtu.be/eeQg6Qz1uII
To learn more about students from Afghanistan, check out this cultural guide: http://nebula.wsimg.com/5082307da74fb8f580961079c804eb4a?AccessKeyId=84F3730C68C97525471D&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
(an ethnic minority group from Burma/Myanmar)
DID YOU KNOW? (from worldvision.org and unhcr.org)
- 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: www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/profiles/burmese/population-movements/index.html )
- 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” https://youtu.be/UReVPbhsfIw
To learn more about Rohingya students from Burma/Myanmar, check out this cultural guide: http://www.culturalorientation.net/learning/populations/burmese/resettlement-and-rohingya-irc
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
DID YOU KNOW?
- 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?
(Source: theborgenproject.org and mercycorps.org)
Videos: “Spend a day with Bertine”
To learn more about students from the DRC, check out this cultural guide: http://nebula.wsimg.com/b21bff5ee0b87ae2e3f44148bef2a7c2?AccessKeyId=441C1D8B97B6CD9D2B2C&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
- 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: worldvision.org and Aljazeera.com)
Video: “What if Manhattan” https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=75&v=Vc_VNvD9B3c
To learn more about students from Syria, check out this cultural guide: http://nebula.wsimg.com/0d696ddfbe6a26fe2e8311ef120f36d5?AccessKeyId=441C1D8B97B6CD9D2B2C&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
Welcome to North Carolina (documentary film)(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