Refugee Language Program

$10,925
54%
Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
148 Donors
36
days left
Project ends on February 28, at 10:00 AM AEDT
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Refugee Language Program

Giving refugees the opportunity to build a life in Australia

Every year thousands of refugees and asylum seekers settle in Australia. And though they are no longer in immediate danger, they still face serious obstacles. The Refugee Language Program at the University of Sydney provides free language classes, mentoring and social activities to help them build their lives in Australia – programs which aren’t available to them anywhere else.

It’s more than learning a new language

The program runs four classes each week at the University’s Camperdown campus including mentoring programs on Monday and Wednesday, and several classes on Saturdays. But the program goes beyond improving the English skills of refugees, it gives them a safe space where they feel accepted. It gives them the chance to learn about Australian culture, create friendships and develop the skills, other than English, they need to thrive in a country they never expected to call home.

Help the program continue

With no government assistance or funding, the program is entirely funded by donations. It’s only because of the generous support of others we are able to make this happen. Help us keep the program running and support as many refugees as possible by making a donation today. When you give to the Refugee Language Program you are empowering refugees who have the necessary will and determination but don’t have the support networks in place to make it happen.

Show your support and share

Please show your support by making a gift today. Large or small, every gifts matters and is crucial to the continuation of the program. If you are not in a position to give, you can still help by sharing our project with your friends and family through social media and your networks. Thank you Please share our project with your friends and family through social media and your networks and help us to reach our goal.

 

Levels
Choose a giving level

$10

Transport

could pay for one student's transport to class

$25

Reader

could pay for an intermediate reader for one student

$50

Textbook

could pay for a text book for volunteer teachers' use

$120

Lunch

could pay for lunch after class for students to discuss what has been learnt

$500

Excursion

could pay for bus hire for an excursion

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