An innovative group of McGill students have formed an initiative called ”Students for Syria”, which aims to support Syrian student refugees. The group came together through the McGill ‘Living Learning’ Community; a program in which first-year students living in Solin Hall residence work on long-term projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
After hearing that a school for Syrian refugees in Turkey was in desperate need for teachers, the students decided to take matters into their own hands. The group launched a pilot project in which they spend one hour a week tutoring Syrian students over Skype. The aim is to help the Syrian students prepare for the Test Of English as a Foreign Language exam, which is needed to apply for English-speaking universities. The project has sparked media attention and ”Students for Syria” are now running a crowdfunding campaign, in which they aim to raise $25,000 to help support students who want to study at Canadian Universities.
To learn more about Students for Syria visit: https://www.facebook.com/StudentsforSyriamcgill/timeline
To learn more about the crowdfunding campaign and to donate visit: https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/students-for-syria–2