WRS Milestones and Impact
At its core, WRS is about providing online education to refugee and forcibly displaced children and youth. Through this initiative, WRS contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations to address key global challenges around education and poverty reduction. Specifically, WRS’s mission supports the following SDGs:
- SDG 4: Ensuring inclusive and equitable education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.
- SDG 17: Strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development.
As part of its activities, WRS works toward both of those high level impact goals. Under inclusive and equitable education (SDG 4), Through its introductory phase, WRS is testing and adapting learning content and resources for use with refugees in preparation for scale-up in 2018 and beyond. In 2017, the goal is to reach 25,000 refugee students.
Under SDG 17, WRS is committed to building partnership at all levels to expand access to education. This means fostering partnerships at all levels, including with local implementing partners that have deep understanding of the refugee communities they serve, content providers that hold curricular expertise, and technology and equipment partners. WRS brings together these partners to enable state-of-the-art educational opportunities for forcibly displaced children.