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Closed 30/09/2016

raised of £1,500 target by 6 supporters

    Weʼve raised £90 to take a team of qualified teachers to Greece to teach English language skills to refugees living in camps.

    Berkshire, UK
    Funded on Friday, 30th September 2016

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    The Refugee Language Initiative is a non-profit organisation that uses qualified teachers to bring English language skills to refugees and internally displaced people living in or near to camps and conflict zones throughout Europe. Our main aim is to provide education and employability to those who are most in need, as well as offering hope and ambition through the learning and improving of new skills.

    Starting a new life in a new country after escaping the traumas of war is complicated enough, without adding language barrier problems. Our staff are able to teach any age and ability; from young children who have received no formal schooling, to those with advanced capabilities in English as a second language who would like to improve on their literacy or conversational skills. Each volunteer teacher works with a teaching assistant to ensure that all lessons are tailored to the individual learners and The Refugee Language Initiative works in constant communication with larger NGOs and non-profit organisations to ensure that our teachers are placed where their services are most beneficial. Through learning English as a second language, we give refugees the opportunity to communicate and integrate with a wider community, achieve their career and educational goals and, hopefully, find their feet in a new environment with a little more ease.

    Although our teachers volunteer their time and expertise for free, the initiative arranges budget accommodation, local travel expenses and educational resources. This is why we need constant financial support. The Refugee Language Initiative will be in Athens, Greece throughout October and would very much like to fund an additional group of volunteers to work in Northern Greece at the same time. Refugees are keen to learn. We are keen to teach. Please help us make this happen.



    • Alison Klippenstein7 years ago
      Alison Klippenstein

      Alison Klippenstein

      7 years ago

      Thank you to all you lovely people for kicking off our crowdfunding with your generous donations. Please continue to share this page and encourage others to donate. This project brings education and hope to so many refugees!

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    • amy fidler

      amy fidler

      Sep 5, 2016

      Good luck Alison xx


    • Hannah Harkes

      Hannah Harkes

      Sep 3, 2016


    • Helen Butler

      Helen Butler

      Sep 2, 2016

      You're doing an amazing thing Alison xx


    • Taz


      Sep 2, 2016

      You're inspirational Gemini twin


    • Christina Welch

      Christina Welch

      Sep 1, 2016

      Good luck Alison. Such a great project


    • Lee.F


      Aug 31, 2016

      Good luck!


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    Alison Klippenstein

    Alison Klippenstein

    Berkshire, UK

    The Refugee Language Initiative is a non-profit organisation that aims to provide quality English language skills to displaced people residing in camps and conflict zones throughout Europe.

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