Whilst refugees have always belonged to Europe's history, the crisis as we know it, starting in 2015, has sparked new debate and shaped politics across the region. That's just one reason why we believe the topic ought to be discussed with young people. There are myriads of lessons to be learnt from refugees, such as adaptability, resilience and courage.
We don't just want to inform young people of the crisis; as the next generation of voters, we are striving to broaden our horizons, educate ourselves and test our preconceptions. Read more to find out how we're working with schools and universities to share lessons of the refugee crisis.
"It's been a pleasure working with SolidariTee this year. They have been running workshops at Oppidan Camps, educating the children on the difficulties faced by refugees, but entwining this into a creative t-shirt painting session to help engage the children. The staff are incredibly friendly and professional, with a clear goal and passion for this charity."
Felicity McDonald, Events and Camp Manager - Oppidan Education
One hears passionate speakers describe the horrors of the refugee crisis- the injustice, torment and pain. However, one does not so often hear young, passionate students construct a method to solve these issues. Tiara, who explained what she saw when she visited the refugee camps in Greece, not only understood these problems but was able to see how the provision of legal aid could help these refugees to seek asylum. Her inspirational speech left the school in awe of how her compassion and intelligence has led to the creation of a thriving charity.
We're always talking about the refugee crisis! If your school, society, university or business is interested in a talk or a workshop, please reach out to us. We have representatives all across the UK that are able to spread the word.