University in crowdfunding bid to help refugees study

An online university has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help refugees get back into further education after being displaced from their home country, writes Aftab Ali for The Independent.

Essentially based in Berlin, Kiron University said it can be accessed from anywhere and added how it has a vision to provide millions of refugees worldwide with the chance to graduate at an institution.

Kiron said there are currently around eight million people who had already begun to study – or wanted to go to university – but couldn’t continue because circumstances in their home country condemned them to search for refuge elsewhere. As a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, Kiron ultimately wants to remove the barriers for refugees and displaced people in order to access free higher education, offering bachelor degrees in five popular areas that face a shortage of skilled workers.
Full report on The Independent site