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.
We have been blessed by an incredibly generous offer to match the community support for this campaign, so every donation up to the next £50,000 will be matched until 1st January 2021. This means your £20 donation will bring £40 to create a safe place for young refugee.
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.