Our classes serve as a space to empower and assist refugees in becoming more self-sufficient.We work with refugees of many diverse backgrounds, experiences, languages and cultures. All of the refugees have had different educational experiences, and our classes are accordingly designed to accommodate all educational backgrounds.
We use a problem-based approach to curricula and lesson plan design, meaning that we find out what the students want to learn, the current needs in the refugee community, and design lessons based on their needs.
Our classes aim to do the following:
The Honors Civic Engagement Team, a partnership of the University of Arizona Honors College and Iskashitaa, also has taught English to refugees in the Tucson community! Click the following link to learn about their work in 2011.