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Partnership with the Refugee Support Network

A new partnership: Invisible Grail and the Refugee Support Network

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In 2019, Invisible Grail and the Refugee Support Network will work in partnership to support refugees seeking educational opportunities and mentorship.

Our joint passion is to connect people to positive, systematic, change.

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with the Refugee Support Network, a charity that enables refugees, asylum-seeking children and young people to build more hopeful futures through education.

Our partnership is founded on our shared belief that education has the potential to change lives and the world around us for good, and that every person deserves the same, equal, opportunities to access it.

Refugee Support Network was founded nearly 10 years ago, and now supports over 400 young refugees and asylum seekers each year to consider and access educational opportunities including pathways into higher education.

Their belief in education to create hopeful futures is carried out through three main strands: educational mentoring, specialist educational and wellbeing support, and helping improve access to higher education.

As part of their new three-year strategy, they have recently launched a new values-based leadership course to create a safe space for young refugees and asylum seekers to reflect on their experiences, consider their identity and uniqueness in the world, and to define their sense of purpose at a deeper level.

In launching this partnership, we hope not only to support the work of the charity through donating 10% of our annual profits, but actively to nurture and share the stories of the people they work with and the work they do.

Our joint passion is to connect people to positive, systematic, change.

This partnership reflects our aspiration to work with people across and beyond national borders, and to support people to access higher education, who may otherwise struggle to do so. 

This partnership reflects our aspiration to work with people across and beyond national borders, and to support people to access higher education, who may otherwise struggle to do so. Woven through this, is a strong alignment to our belief that creating (and re-creating) narratives can bring about positive change.

We’ll seek to share our expertise wherever it is needed and open connections to our networks where there is interest. Working in partnership, our hope is for both organisations to benefit from the insights, learning and culture of one another’s journeys.

Emily Bowerman, Programmes Manager at Refugee Support Network commented:

“Young refugees tell us that education is one of the most positive things in their lives. By supporting them to move forward in education, we communicate a strong message that they have a future worth investing in and preparing for. We’re excited to partner with Invisible Grail to grow our work and share its impact.”


If you’d like to find out more about our partnership, please contact Louise Clifton, Director of Marketing, Communications and Operations, e: louise.clifton@invisiblegrail.com

To find out more about the work of Refugee Support Network, please visit: www.refugeesupportnetwork.org

To read the story of our partnership by the Refugee Support Network, please visit: www.refugeesupportnetwork.org/posts/101-a-new-partnership

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