To empower the minds of refugee children with education which will one day allow them to make decisions for themselves and have the right to a bright future - a privilege all children should have.
That refugees and in particular refugee children are treated and accepted in society the same way as other children are - by providing them with the ability to read, to write and to express themselves accordingly in their environment.
First established as 'SKEF' (Somalia Kids Education Fund) in mid 2008, co-founders Deborah Henry and Shikeen Halibullah began by providing weekly English and Mathematics tuition to a small group of Somali refugee children. In May 2009, they met Shafie Mohamed, who had been running a centre (Save Education Centre) that taught English, Mathematics and Somali to a few individuals within the refugee community with the ability to pay RM80 per month. Deciding to come together and combine their operations, Fugee School was born and has since grown into an education hub with over 100 students who study life-changing subjects for free - from Mathematics to Art and Sustainable Development.