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WUSC Launches Student Refugee Program in Lebanon, Jordan

Syrian Refugees | 2018-04-12 01:42:00
WUSC Launches Student Refugee Program in Lebanon, Jordan
 (Zaman Al Wasl)- World University Service of Canada (WUSC) has unveiled the Student Refugee program which will enable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan to continue their university education in Canada.

The program offers the opportunity for 100 students each year to continue their education, while providing a two-year health care program.

“MAPS”, an organization that manages parts of the educational process for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, said that the program benefits from the support of the organization’s local committees which are composed of university students, colleges, employees, and faculty members from universities across Canada in accordance with agreements with the Canadian government and the local government of Québec province.

The program grants beneficiaries a permanent residency status in Canada.

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian international development non-profit organization dedicated to improving education, employment and empowerment opportunities for youth, women and refugees in more than 25 countries around the world.

Volunteers with WUSC will coordinate financial and social support for each first-year student in Canada, in addition to providing financial aids, including tuition fees, assisted/free residency, and minor cash payments to cover basic needs.

The institution outlined the details and requirements for people who wish to apply on its official Facebook page. Applying requires a number of qualifications, most notably for the applicant to be residing as a refugee in one of those states: Kenya, Malawi, Jordan, and Lebanon.

In addition, the applicant has to be between 17-25 years of age and has acquired his high school diploma. Refugees who has fulfilled the requirements of the Level O has priority.

The applicant must also be registered as a refugee (by the UNHCR), able to express their need for resettlements, and fluent in English or French.

Further, the applicant must be single with no provider, and is able to resettle in Canada.

Student in Lebanon have to deal with a myriad of issues, most notably the lack of formal recognition for their high school diplomas “bachalariatus” by the Lebanese government, meaning that they can’t continue their high educations (institutes or universities) on account of not having the legal eligibility needed to enroll in Lebanese universities and institutes.

Zaman Al Wasl
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