Why education?

We exist to help young refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of trafficking discover more hopeful futures. We do this by helping them get into, stay in and do well in education.

War has driven 13 million children out of school in the Middle East North Africa region, and almost 50 million globally.

In conflict, schools are destroyed, occupied by armed groups and used to shelter displaced students. In those where learning continues, students and teachers can be targets of violence. For many, continuing to learn is just not possible.

When children and families are forced to flee their homes, they miss out on more education as they make dangerous journeys trying to find a place of safety.

For the refugees arriving in Europe, education is a priority: it’s how lives begin to be rebuilt and hope for the future is rekindled.

Our services enable young people seeking safety in the UK, whether or not they have been granted refugee status or are stll going through the asylum process, to move towards more hopeful futures through education. 

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