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Refugee Education UK equips young refugees to build positive futures by thriving in education.
The project supports young people to improve their English language skills through engagement with REUK’s Educational Mentoring Programme.
The Foundation is also working in partnership with REUK to conduct research into the educational experience of ‘late arrivals’ into the school system.
Educational Mentoring Programme project
Late arrivals research
REUK is working towards a world where all refugee and asylum-seeking children and young people (referred to henceforth as ‘young refugees’) can access education, thrive in education, and use that education to create a hopeful, brighter future.
REUK’s work is structured around three key goals:
The Educational Mentoring Programme provides bespoke weekly educational mentoring (a unique blend of 1:1 ESOL tutoring with integrated wellbeing support) to refugees aged 16-25 years old. Support is delivered through local trained volunteers and seeks to enable learners to stay in and progress further in education, demonstrate improved wellbeing and become more integrated in their local communities. In 2022, this programme assisted 182 young people in hubs operating in London, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
To keep up to date with the work of REUK, including upcoming campaigns, training sessions, and programmes, please visit the REUK website where you can sign up to their newsletter.