STAR (Student Action for Refugees)

STAR (Student Action for Refugees)

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STAR (Student Action for Refugees)

STAR works to provide university students and young people with the opportunity to support refugees in a practical way through volunteering. STAR helps students and young people learn about and raise awareness of refugee issues using innovative ways. We also campaign for the rights of refugees everywhere involving students and refugees in the campaigns.
Refugees and asylum seekers are a vulnerable group of people who often have a long and difficult struggle to secure their safety in another country. As people fleeing persecution, torture and prejudice they need and deserve support. As a new generation it is vital that students and young people have a positive attitude towards refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people. Students and young people have time, energy and enthusiasm to give to supporting refugees and asylum seekers. Working together helps to facilitate the integration of refugees and asylum seekers into their local community, promotes positive attitudes towards refugees and asylum seekers among young people and develops skills among young people that will enhance their employment potential.