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£208raised of £3,300 target by 5 supporters

    Weʼve raised £208 to send a bright asylum seeker to school

    Funded on Thursday, 31st January 2019

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    It's a rather ambitious number I know. It's what it'll cost to send a bright, young asylum seeker from Afghanistan to school. He's so bright in fact that he's already done all the free courses. That's why now, if he wants to progress in his education, he needs money. If we raise this money it will put him onto a course which will get him into university. This is his dream. One which was cut short when he had to flee from his country, leaving his university studies, as well as his family and friends, behind. Being kept from studying, which he loves, is a tragedy not only because he has already had a very unfortunate life, but because he's clever. Really, really clever. And his potential isn't being realised because of bad fortune. But we can help him.

    By himself he has no way to make this money because asylum seekers are prohibited from working and get just £35 a week for everything; food, clothes, travel, haircuts .....everything. This makes life stressful, but also very boring. There are limited things you can do with £35 a week. And being left alone with your thoughts when you have been through trauma, I imagine, isn't easy. But a good course to keep his clever mind occupied that will give him a bright future would give him something meaningful to do and ensure he doesn't miss his potential.

    We have until September 2018 (or 2019 if we miss it) to make the money and I'm pretty sure we can do it. If, for any reason he can no longer do the course (the home office can be tricky) then we will donate the money to helping destitution asylum seekers who have their £35 a week and accommodation removed. Equally if we do not make enough money we will also donate at we do make to the same cause or, if we manage to make even more than we need we will donate any extra also to destitute asylum seekers.

    If you want to know anything else do feel free to message me. The only thing I can't tell you is who the asylum seeker is because, understandably, he wants to keep his privacy.

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    • Amy Chew9 months ago
      Amy Chew

      Amy Chew

      9 months ago

      Unfortunately, due to issues with the Home office, the asylum seeker we have been raising money for has lost of support and is now in urgent need of money. Therefore I have decided to donate what we have already raised to his immediate need rather than continuing to raise for his future education. If you have any questions about this please don't hesitate to contact me.

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    5

    • more party donations

      more party donations

      Jan 20, 2018

      £26.20

    • Eelyn + Mat

      Eelyn + Mat

      Dec 28, 2017

      Having visited the centre and met some of the refugees I am happy that this will go towards helping someone who wants to pursue further education. Keep up the great work Amy.

      £30.00

    • Colt & Rachel Corman

      Colt & Rachel Corman

      Dec 26, 2017

    • Merry Christmas eve eve party!

      Merry Christmas eve eve party!

      Dec 24, 2017

      Merry Christmas Eve Eve Party - thankyou to everyone who threw money in the fountain and posted it in the maths book!

      £136.89

    • Nicole Roberts

      Nicole Roberts

      Dec 23, 2017

      £5.00

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