BENEFITING: CATALYST FOUNDATION
With civil wars breaking out, it doesn't look like things would get better for the millions of refugees who are unable to go home. It is sad to hear that only one out of 100 refugee students are able to resume normal school life, compared to the global average of 34 people. It is no less better in Syria, for approximately 150,000 students who are about to start University life, are now stuck without an education.
We don't know for how long the war will broke out, but the number of refugee will keep on increasing and they are fleeing their country for a better hope, better life, better education and better economic opportunity. While large number of them are youth, missing their school and university would deter them from having a good job. Thus they are more likely to buy a diploma in order to obtain a decent employment.
Luckily, there's a organization that care about the education of the refuge. It's a new initiative by Catalyst Trust for Universal Education. The Catalyst Trust’s first major initiative will be to join together with IIE to create the Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (PEER), a new global clearinghouse to identify scholarships and opportunities and connect displaced and refugee students with resources they can use, anywhere in the world.
I applaud the effort and aspiration that come from Catalyst Trust for Universal Education and I would like to raise this awareness and pledge the public to support this trust so that the right of education is given equally to everybody.