Coming from a nonprofit organization background, I am hesitant to back every charitable entity I see. However, recently after browsing an article online about the launch of a new global education platform, I had to change my mind.
PEER (Platform for Education in Emergencies Response) is a new platform launched by the Catalyst Trust for Universal Education. I have provided assistance in dispensing many forms of humanitarian aid for refugees but the field of education is still one that lacks a lot of support. However, I would like to wholly endorse and call for support towards PEER as it is a unique and effective way to get higher education help across to student refugees. Without needing to buy a diploma, millions of refugee students all over the globe now have hope to further their studies and would able to rebuild their nations torn by strife and war.
Collaborating with the IIE (Institute of International Education), PEER has the support of numerous parties including the United Nations as well as former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. Without resorting to help to buy a diploma, refugee students can definitely benefit from university scholarships, college resources in host countries and other useful resources that would allow them to flourish in their new education environment without worrying about the burden that comes from being a refugee.
The refugee situation is highly critical. Students in Syria, as many as 150,000 of them, are in need of higher learning help as they have been displaced when civil wars occured. With universities destroyed and their status uncertain, it is only fit that we help them continue their studies and shed their need to buy a diploma.
I hope everyone reading this can agree that education is highly vital for their future as they need all the help they can to rebuild their nations, long after the civil wars have stopped ravaging their lands. Thank you.