Resettling Refugees in Durham
This service-learning course partners students with locally resettled refugee families to identify social problems in the community and work toward solutions for addressing them. Students will work one-on-one with refugees to complete coursework and/or projects for the service-learning component of this course. By working with refugees, Duke students develop a better awareness of global issues present at a local level. End products of this course vary by semester. Students have worked to help produce films, gallery exhibits, and other public pieces relaying the refugee experience.
This course is part of the MASTERY/SuWA refugee mentorship program. MASTERY is a weekly K-12 tutoring program for refugee youth in Durham, run by Kenan Institute for Ethics students.
The program pairs Duke undergraduate tutors and refugee students with the goal of providing mentorship, schoolwork assistance, English tutoring and a supportive community. While tutors help with studying and homework, their primary job is to encourage the students, support their creativity and potential, and help students to develop and achieve ambitious goals. Through the relationships developed in this class, college students help mentor and inspire younger students by sharing their own passion for learning.
This program is designed to inspire Duke undergraduates through their engagement with the Durham community. By working with refugees, students develop a better awareness of global issues present at a local level. Tutors and students should both come away with a clearer understanding of their community and a renewed love for learning.
For more information, contact: