In 2013, 13 year-old refugee Fahanaz Salahi joined the first refugee-led school in Indonesia, the CRLC. That school inspired an unprecedented refugee-led education revolution and, seven years later, there are nearly 2000 refugees getting education at over ten refugee-led schools.
The founders of the school, Muzafar, Tahira and Khadim, have been resettled in Australia, Canada and the United States respectively, where they have already made significant contributions in their new countries.
The CRLC allowed Fahanaz to see that she could be more than an uneducated housewife and mother. She discovered art and became the school’s art teacher, but now she a 20 year old woman and wonders if the world will ever give her the chance she craves.