King's College London

Education opportunities for refugees

There are currently 60 million refugees fleeing Syria and other conflict zones, the biggest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War with the loss of education for over 1.1 million young people.

King’s College London (KCL) is responding to this disaster by using its educational strengths and leadership to create positive opportunities to prevent young people from losing their future.

King’s awards eight sanctuary scholarships for forced migrants, and KCL Student Action for Refugees (STAR) runs weekly clubs for refugees in London, an outreach programme at a London school to help recently arrived young refugees complete their exams.

King’s has also undertaken a refugee education programme in Jordan and Lebanon, called PADILEIA, with the first run of online courses enrolling 847 learners, and 547 learners from within Syria itself.

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