Refugee Language Program

Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
156 Donors
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Project ends on May 31, at 10:00 AM AEST
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Thanks to your support

June 21, 2019

This National Refugee Week (16-22 June) we want to thank you for your support of our Refugee Language Program. Because of you the program continues to thrive and gives refugees an opportunity to build a life in Australia.


We now have enough classroom resources to provide suitable texts to our teachers and mentors, so students can learn to the best of their ability.


We have also employed a casual administration assistant with ESL experience to help link students with mentors.  This year we have matched multiple individuals including a volunteer dermatologist with a young refugee from Burundi whose goal it is to work in hospital administration, and a school teacher with an academic from Turkey (Uyghur) who lectured in Mandarin.


We have also matched three young siblings from Afghanistan who will receive extra group tuition from a staff member and her husband. All three want to improve their skills to sit for the International English Language Testing System test and study in the medical field.


We have also worked with the Sydney Theatre Company to hold two workshops called English through Drama. We will  also  hold two further workshops in July.


This has all been possible thanks to your generosity.


If you would like to make a donation this financial year please donate before the end of June.


Thank you

July 29, 2016

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to the 143 donors who gave to this project! Your incredible generosity has ensured this community service can continue its vital service. By extending the Refugee Language Program, your gift will help equip refugees with the language skills they need to thrive in Australia.

“As a volunteer at the Refugee Language Program, I see first-hand the profound impact of your generosity. Funding from donors means we’re able to help more refugees unlock their potential, and that’s a wonderful thing to be a part of! Thank you.” – Karen Garlan, Refugee Language Program volunteer and PhD Student at Sydney School of Public Health.

It’s not too late

July 22, 2016

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Refugee Language Program thus far –  your generosity is sincerely appreciated. With just a few hours to go, we’re so close to hitting our goal of $10,000!

Click ‘share’ and help spread the word! We can still make a huge difference to refugees in Australia. 

We've hit $5,000 but we're not stopping here.

June 29, 2016

We are only six days into our campaign and thanks to you, our generous supporters we have hit our original goal of $5000! But we’re not stopping here.

Every dollar raised for the Refugee Language Program is used to support refugees by equipping them with the language skills crucial for success within Australia. The more we raise, the more refugees we can assist. 

With this in mind, we have increased our goal to $10,000. By extending our target, we can continue to run the Refugee Language Program while we apply for other sources of continuous funding.

As a community, we can give refugees a voice in Australia.

The Refugee Language Program has made all the difference for Arman*, a young psychologist who enrolled in several Academic English classes on campus. The funding we received allowed us to link Arman with a tutor who worked with him for three hours a week on writing and comprehension skills.

Today, Arman is a registered psychologist in a clinic that deals primarily with war-traumatised patients.

This story is just one of the many success stories the Refugee Language Program is making possible. Please continue to share this project with your friends and networks.

Together we can continue to make a huge difference. Thank you.



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