English Language Network Of Refugees

1:1 tutoring for adults in refugee camps

ELNOR provides English learning materials and 1:1 tutoring to adults living in refugee camps. We believe that language learning allows for self-expression for those who are seeking relief and brings professional and social opportunities when establishing a new life.

ELNOR's Unique Approach

ELNOR is unique because unlike a traditional in-person classroom, our completely virtual tutoring model offers individuals 1:1 attention, with flexibility and stability to participate whenever is best for students.

Many English tutoring programs are only available to refugees once they are out of camps. Due to the nature of refugee camps, in-camp education can be unstable and easily disrupted. Fires, inclement weather, and funding cuts can disrupt programs without warning. Classes are often overcrowded and have long waitlists. This makes it difficult for students to receive personalized attention at their level.

The Situation

“At least 79.5 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes. Among them are nearly 26 million refugees, around half of whom are under the age of 18.

There are also millions of stateless people, who have been denied a nationality and lack access to basic rights such as education, health care, employment and freedom of movement.

…1 per cent of the world’s population have fled their homes as a result of conflict or persecution.” —UNHCR

Who We Are

Our name ELNOR, pronounced ‘el-nour’ (النور) in Arabic, means the light. We consider this word as a guiding principle of our program as we seek to offer hope, support new beginnings, and promote long-term change for marginalized people.

English Education

We believe that language and education are pillars of sustainable resettlement and integration. Through personalized tutoring, we promote lasting positive cultural interactions while empowering refugees.

We have accomplished so much in just one year!


Hours of Instruction







Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are energetic, adaptable and committed to education. These dedicated professionals tutor our students in English writing and speaking.