Joy Stacey of Brighton-based Silat Network is setting up a service to offer training and mentoring to students in refugee communities so that they can access universtiy education abroad.
There are plenty of scholarships and university places available but how to find these, how to apply and how to be successful is not well known outside of the UK and US. Of course there are private companies that can help with that - for a fee - but Silat Network will be offering it for free to refugees in Palestine and Lebanon.
This is a great initiative born from seeing a real need and a frustration that extremely talented people are missing out on great opportunities to improve their lives and ours because of institutional and economic barriers. She already has one fantastic success story.
You can contact Joy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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