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Seeking Volunteers to Assist in Academic Tutoring with Rohingya Refugee Youth

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ROHINGYA CULTURE CENTER

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We are seeking dedicated volunteers to assist Rohingya refugee youth in homework, studying, and reading. It is easy for children in our community to fall behind in school due to various factors. Most of their parents are pre-literate in any language with extremely limited experience in school. This makes it necessary for RCC to offer outside academic support help to the youth in our community.

Goals:
1. Provide ample assistance to Rohingya students of all ages in homework, studying, reading, and
other school related activities.
2. Create a safe space for students to gather and complete school work, where they can seek
assistance when needed.
3. Allow students to flourish and grow academically, ultimately raising their skill levels, reading
levels, and grades.
4. This program will assist students overall and push them towards long-term education goals.

1 Shift

  • evening / 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
    Timing can be flexible.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About ROHINGYA CULTURE CENTER

Location:

2740 W DEVON AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60659, US

Mission Statement

The Rohingya Cultural Center is a community based social service organization aimed at serving the needs of the Rohingya refugee population in Chicago as well as raising awareness of the persecution of the Rohingya in Burma/Myanmar.

Description

RCC opened its doors in April 2016. Our purpose then and now was to help the Rohingya refugees in Chicago become self-sufficient in the US. RCC now serves one of the largest Rohingya populations in the US. Rohingya from other cities move to Chicago because they know we are an organization they can trust. We currently support 500+ families. Without the help RCC provides Chicago’s Rohingya community, their struggle could well be overwhelming.

Our community is particularly vulnerable. The first Rohingya arrived in Chicago in 2010 and there were no established Rohingya communities to help guide them. The languages they speak are rare: Rohingya which is unwritten, Burmese, and Malay. To complicate this, the stateless Rohingya lost their right to an education when they lost their citizenship in Burma/Myanmar in 1982, leaving most of our community pre-literate.

RCC serves the Rohingya through Case Management, ESL/Citizenship classes, Food Distribution, Youth Club, Youth Sports, and Academic Support. We are currently seeking volunteers for our Academic Support program, where youth receive assistance in homework, studying, and reading under supervision.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

2740 West Devon AvenueChicago, IL 60659

(41.99785,-87.69879)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2+ hours per week
  • Must show proof of vaccination.

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