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In October 2016, the Office of Religious Life (ORL) hosted Pumpkin Carving! in cosponsorship with the Class of 2019 and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden. The ORL has connected Princeton undergraduates to tutor remotely refugees from Myanmar who were resettled by Catholic Charities. The ORL facilitated the donation of 13 desktop iMac computers from the McGraw Center's Digital Learning Lab to a refugee resettlement network in Central Jersey, interfaith-RISE, Refugee and Immigrant Services and Empowerment. The ORL is also a member of the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA). Recently, the ORL has begun partnering with Princeton High School, connecting Princeton undergraduate and graduate mentors with the school's English Language Learners classroom.
The bags for Seeking Refuge have been made by the Women's Craft Collective at Small Projects Istanbul, a grass-roots NGO operating in Istanbul, Turkey to support those displaced by conflict in the Middle East and North Africa Regions. This collective brings many Syrian and other displaced women the opportunity to develop skills in handicrafts, learn and share entrepreneurship skills, and earn a small income to help support their families and share in community. After the women have received a fair wage, 100% of the proceeds from the collective's work goes back into the Community Centre where the women and their families are provided free access to supplemental education and programs that assist them in rebuilding their lives in Turkey.
Read more about Pumpkin Carving! and the ORL's engagement with Forced Migration on the Princeton homepage.