WURth-while study fund for refugee students
Academically educated refugees have been able to take individual courses at Wageningen University since September 2017 as they await their residence permits. The problem is that these refugees are often unable to afford the travel costs to Wageningen and the textbooks from their own pocket money.
Being able to study instead of waiting in an AZC is of great importance for highly educated refugees. It gives them the opportunity to be more than a refugee, to feel like a student, a researcher, to stay up-to-date in their field and to accelerate the chances of work and integration. It is unfortunate if good people who are admitted to one of the lectures cannot come because of travel expenses. Some travel from far, like Amsterdam or Zwolle, and at their own expense. Sometimes the travel costs amount to half or more of their weekly pocket money.
We, WUR employees Suzanna van der Meer, Marjolijn Dannenburg and Johan Feenstra, support this project because of our personal affinity with refugees. It is heartening to see that many teachers are willing to open up their courses to refugees and that study advisors are prepared to conduct intake interviews with refugees to find out which course they can best follow.
During the promotional week in 2017, The DURF Foundation (Ceres) raised 2956 euros for the project. This amount has been supplemented to 3000 euros by a Syrian refugee with an academic background, who has found work since arriving here. We would like to at least double this amount. With that money, we can provide support to refugees for whom travel expenses or other costs for learning materials, such as books, readers, and calculators, pose a problem during the next academic year. If enough money is raised, we can also offer courses in academic English, for which there is a great need.
Please participate and donate to the study fund for WURthwhile students!
Good news about the WURth-while studyfund!25/01/2019 | 11:31
Dear supporter, With the crowdfunding we raised € 8,584 for the WURth-while fund, with which we can support refugee students with their travel expenses and study materials. The travel refund already enabled a number of refugees to join courses in Wageningen, which for them weren’t affordable without support. A wonderful result that we are very happy with! But there is more good news, the WURth-while study fund is included as a charity within the Christmas gift selection package for the empl...
Suzanna van der Meer
Een volgende stap naar een waardevolle toekomst voor vluchteling-studenten tijdens het wachten op een wettelijke status
WURth-while bij Wageningen University & Research is een project voor vluchtelingstudenten die momenteel wachten op een wettelijke status of een tijdelijke verblijfsvergunning hebben. WURth-while biedt de mogelijkheid om gratis deel te nemen aan een beperkt aantal losse vakken die worden aangeboden door de universiteit.
WURth-while is geïnspireerd door het InclUUsion-project aan de Universiteit van Utrecht.
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Reader or travel costs
Thank you! You enable us to support a student for travels costs or a reader.8 donors
Thank you! You enable us to sponsor a reader for a WURth-while student.19 donors
Thank you! You enable us to sponsor a reader for a WURth-while student.11 donors
Travel costs for intake or reader
Thank you! You enable us to sponsor a student’s travel costs for the intake interview or sponsor a reader.27 donors
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Scientific book or travel costs
Thank you! You enable us to sponsor the purchase of a scientific book or travel costs during a longer period.24 donors
Readers and printing account or travel costs
Thank you! You enable us to sponsor a student with several readers and printing rights or travel costs during a longer period.2 donors
Graphing calculator or travels costs during longer period.
Thank you! You enable us to sponsor a WURth-while student with a graphing calculator or travel costs during a longer period of time.12 donors
Maximum support for one student during one study period
Thank you! You enable us to give a WURth-while student the maximum level of support during one study period.6 donors
Maximum support for one WURth-while student
Thank you! You enable us to give a WURth-while student the maximum level of support during multuple study periods.2 donors
Support for several WURth-while students
Thank you for your wonderful support! You enable us to support several students during several study periods.