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Bayswater Crowdfunds for refugee program

Bayswater Foundation, the charity arm of Bayswater College, has announced the launch of a Crowdfunder campaign to raise funds to finance its two-week summer program for refugees.

The Foundation is seeking a further £30,000 to cover the costs for another 100 places on its program.

The foundation already received £20,000 in donation but is seeking a further £30,000 to cover the costs for another 100 places on its program.

“Attending university is a primary aim of displaced students”

Due to run at the University of Nottingham, the program aims at strengthening English language, academic and employability skills to enable teenager and adult refugees to access higher education.

Reports from the Refugee Council and Refugee Support Network highlight how refugees find it very hard to access support with their English language skills, Bayswater Foundation co-founder Jamer Herbertson said.

“Attending university is a primary aim of displaced students but globally only 1% of refugees get into high education. This program will be a gateway to a brighter future for those who participate,” he explained.

The program will guide participants through the UK education system, and give them advice on job and university application processes.

It will include accommodation at Cripps Hall on the university campus, with a non-residential option for those residing in Nottingham, meals, social and cultural activities, and the support of a dedicated welfare team.

The program is scheduled to take place between July 29 and August 12 and it is the second project undertaken by Bayswater Foundation, after the launch of the collaboration with NGO Mais Caminhos organising English language courses in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, earlier this year.

Those interested in getting involved or supporting the program can contact project manager Jessica Dunks by email at foundation@bayswater.ac or call 020 7221 7259.

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