You, me and those who came before...

INTO Giving has been rounding up our celebration for Refugee Week 2019, along with INTO centres and offices across the UK and the US, who have been getting involved to make a difference!

Refugee Week 2019

26 Jun 2019

INTO Giving has been rounding up our celebration for Refugee Week 2019, along with INTO centres and offices across the UK and the US, who have been getting involved to make a difference!

Refugee Week is an important occasion for us as at INTO Giving, as we have a special focus on child refugee education.

The reality is that child refugees fleeing war and poverty will have lost everything – their homes, their friends, family members, clothes, toys, pets… everything.

Numbering close to 31 million, over half the world’s refugees are children. They have been forced to flee their homes, meaning they are 5 times more likely to be out of school than a non-displaced child, with only 1% of child refugees going on to study at university.

INTO Giving understands that having a school to attend not only means children continue to learn but helps them rebuild a sense of normality and structure in their lives. By supporting refugee education projects, INTO Giving helps provide education to some of the words most vulnerable children.

The theme of this year’s Refugee Week was “You, me and those who came before”. This phrase speaks to the contribution of refugees to our society and the complex and varied personal journeys undertaken, when displaced from your home or culture.

To acknowledge the fact that every one of us is on a journey, INTO Giving created a social media campaign using “#Generations” to join in with the global Refugee Week movement.

Members of staff, students and friends have come together to share about a person who has helped them on their personal journey, from teaching them how to cook, passing on wisdom and advice or just simply welcoming them to an unknown place.

To finish off our celebrations of diversity and community, we held a get-together in the Brighton office for International Refugee Day (20th June 2019), where staff came to share food and drinks, and play games like “Can you pass the citizenship test?” (it’s harder, and stranger, than you might think!).

All in all, we’ve had a fantastic time, raising awareness of refugee projects, both local and worldwide.

Do Something Now. Get involved at http://www.into-giving.com/support-us/donate/ and change lives.