Helping Refugee Youths with Project Self Help
A free, quality education at one of Malaysia’s leading universities is now
on offer to young refugees through a unique programme called Project Self HELP.
HELP University, in conjunction with the UNHCR, is running the programme to provide
a much-needed opportunity for refugees aged 15-24 to access educational and vocational
training. Designed to meet the needs of adolescents and young adults from
the refugee community, Project Self HELP aims to equip students with skills that
will enable them to secure a better future for themselves.
Courses are offered in Culinary Arts, Hairdressing, Information
and Communication Technology, Multimedia and English. Students have access
to excellent teachers, facilities and resources throughout the programme, with classes
held at HELP campuses in Fraser Business Park by some of the university’s
As well as improving English competency and gaining new practical skills, students
have the opportunity to build self-confidence, networks and resilience through the
Launched in November 2011, Project Self HELP will run over several years with an
initial group of 5000 students.