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"A computer can be life-changing"

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Springboard: a better future for newly arrived teenagers

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"Young asylum-seekers and refugees who have made the difficult journey to the UK are saddled with many challenges common to starting a life somewhere new. And in addition to being adversely affected by budget cuts to tailored learning provision in schools, these young people often miss their...

How can British schools help refugee students succeed?

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“One thing we’ve noticed is that they just want to feel that they are normal students and progress, and I think that’s really important, so although we do have all these services and support systems in place, they’re not picked out as a special group – and they can just get on with their lives...

"As long as you use your full potential you can accomplish anything"

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As we thought about what we wanted to celebrate on International Women’s Day, we immediately thought of the many girls and young women we have had the privilege of getting to know through our work. Not only do we believe that it is especially important to invest in young women to see...

What does hope mean for the young people we meet?

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Hope is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as ‘A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.’ We prefer the simplified definition of hope as ‘ the belief that circumstances in the future will be better.’

The young people that we meet at Refugee Support Network have...

Why education?

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Last month we sat down as a team to re-evaluate the core principles of Refugee Support Network, and came up with a new tagline, “Education for a Hopeful Future. ”

Education is at the very heart of what we do. Whether supporting young asylum seekers and refugees to access higher education...

"I want to see you do well"

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What factors empower young care leavers to move forward in their education? How can institutions develop best practice which enables young people to flourish? What can we all do to cheer the next generation on?

These were some of the questions addressed at...

All about the individuals

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It's sometimes hard to visualise the work that we do on a monthly basis- so we put together a diagram detailing some of our achievements between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012. Our hope is that it provides an accessible and engaging way for our supporters to see the impact of our work...

A letter to my mentor

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T was one of the first young people that we matched with a mentor.

He arrived here alone from Afghanistan aged 16 and needed the support of a native English speaker to help him with some of his homework and his progress at college.

Nick volunteered to mentor with RSN as a chance...

Freedom is not the end of the journey

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When people are freed from captivity after being trafficked into the UK we celebrate. This freedom, either due to escape or the work of rescue organisations and law enforcement officials, is the first step towards a hopeful future after years, even decades of abuse.

Yet rescue...

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