Education Centre for Young Refugees in London

by Refugee Support Network in London, England, United Kingdom

£41,718

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £4967.00
£65,000 target 20 days left
64% 244 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 30th April 2021 at 11:55pm

Young refugees need your help to transform an old bank into a refugee education centre.

by Refugee Support Network in London, England, United Kingdom

Please help RSN raise £65,000 to create an education centre for young refugees, many of whom are on their own

We urgently need your help to transform a disused bank into a refugee youth education centre in Harlesden, North West London

No child chooses to be a refugee. Every child and young person deserves the chance to build a future. Covid-19 has pushed hundreds of young refugees off-track, slowed or reversed their progress and thrown their futures into doubt, again. Many are feeling hopeless about the future and most do not have a laptop to keep learning online. Time and again, education support and a safe place to learn is what refugees tell us they need. This is our chance to make it happen.

This building would allow us to meet the increase in demand for our services and create a space for young refugees to learn and grow

We are receiving more referrals now than ever before. This education centre will allow us to meet that demand and provide a place of safety, sanctuary and study for young people fleeing persecution and conflict. Confidential meeting rooms and a space to learn and relax with others in similar situations are vital for developing the confidence and skills needed to grow up in the UK. The building is in the heart of Harlesden, London, and will be a place where we can combat isolation and poverty, welcome young refugees and deliver our services.

The bank is in a significant state of disrepair. Your money will go immediately towards the walls, doors, windows and energy of this place, transforming it into  a sanctuary and a launch pad for young refugees for decades to come. Please show them you believe in their futures here in the UK. 

Thank you so much from everyone at RSN for supporting us at this critical time 

You can have a look at where the project is at right now by clicking on the videos below.

Refugee Support Network has been helping young refugees learn for just over 10 years. We provide specialist educational and wellbeing support to those who need it the most, and coordinate a national mentoring programme which brings together volunteers and young refugees across the country. We run a values-based leadership programme and provide advice and technical support to refugees seeking further and higher education.

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