Category: Stories

Lauren: Overcoming Helplessness During the Refugee Crisis

“I had this overwhelming feeling of helplessness in terms of the refugee crisis and I wanted to do something practical with those feelings.” Lauren felt a sense of helplessness when thinking about the immigration situation in the UK. She had spent a number of years working with a variety of groups dedicated to supporting refugee…

Ismail’s Fight For Law And Justice

On receiving a grant from ‘Hope for the Young’ Ismail was able to attend the second year of his LLB Law degree. His dogged determination, in the face of so many obstacles, to secure this funding is an amazing inspiration for all young refugees across the UK. “I believe education is the key” says Ismail,…

Emad: A Doctor in the Making

“University Has Given Me a New Definition of Life!” Emad is a 23-year-old asylum seeker from Iran who was awarded a grant from Hope for the Young’s Education Fund in 2016, allowing him to finance his first year of university in biomedical science and embark on the first steps towards fulfilling his long-term dream of…

Mars Flies High To Reach His Dreams

Hope for the Young’s Education Fund is designed to directly assist those who struggle to access education through financial support and advocacy, providing grants and living allowances to young people who have no access to government funds. The majority of young people who come to the UK seeking refuge face overwhelming barriers to enrolling in…