Prisoners of Conscience Appeal Fund

The Bursaries Fund

To help professionals in exile convert their qualifications to UK standards in order to be able to resume their interrupted careers after suffering persecution in their home countries due to their conscientious and courageous stance against oppression.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (213766)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£36,172

Donations

88

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

Situation

Many prisoners of conscience in exile are highly qualified professionals, but are not able to access employment in the UK because their qualifications are not recognised by UK professional bodies.

Solution

To make financially possible the undertaking of a course of re-qualification or study of which the result is a substantive qualification of the kind required for commensurate employment in the UK. By commensurate, we mean commensurate with the overseas experience and qualifications of the prisoner of conscience concerned, whether scientist, engineer, doctor, lawyer etc.

  • As one who has received your support, I can assure you that we will never forget what you have done for us.

    — Bursary grant recipient

  • Your support was not only financial, but it was one of understanding, affection and compassion

    — Bursary grant recipient

  • What I have gained will allow me to join hands with others to assist more prisoners of conscience in need of support.

    — Bursary grant recipient

  • As one who has received your support, I can assure you that we will never forget what you have done for us.

    — Bursary grant recipient

  • Your support was not only financial, but it was one of understanding, affection and compassion

    — Bursary grant recipient

  • What I have gained will allow me to join hands with others to assist more prisoners of conscience in need of support.

    — Bursary grant recipient