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Expanding access to secondary and higher education for refugees

Aiming higher

aiming higher

A campaign to fund talented refugee scholars 

Expanding access to secondary and higher education for refugees is central to achieving this vision which is at the heart of both the Global Compact for Refugees and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Yet, right now, gaining access to higher education is still a battle against the odds for refugees with only 3% enrolled in higher education.

Help fund our bright future scholars today!


One-off Donation:

  • HK$1,553 is enough to cover the cost of textbooks and course materials for one student for an entire school year
  • HK$3,482 is enough to cover the essential education expenses of one student for a semester within the school year (including travel, housing, food, and books)
  • HK$5,132 is enough to fund a scholar for a semester of study. The cost includes tuition fees, scholastic materials, transportation fees, allowance, etc.

Monthly Donation:

  • HK$81 covers the cost of books and uniforms for a student for half a year
  • HK$155 is enough to cover university tuition fees for one week
  • HK$512 covers the cost of textbooks and learning material for one student for one semester
aiming higher

A campaign to fund talented refugee scholars 

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Summary of donation information

Monthly gifts help us save more families forced to flee. By making a monthly donation to UNHCR, you will provide refugees with ongoing relief and protection and help them regain hope for a better future.
How does UNHCR spend my donation?
Your money helps UNHCR provide protection, shelter and other forms of assistance, and advocacy on behalf of displaced and stateless people every year. We ensure that as many funds as possible are redirected to refugees, stateless persons and asylum-seekers. 85 per cent of all funds raised go directly to field operations. 7 per cent is allocated for global programmes, helping refugees, internally displaced people, asylum seekers and stateless people under the UNHCR mandate around the world, and 8 per cent is for headquarters administration. UNHCR staff work as closely as possible with and for people forced to flee, with 90 per cent of our workforce based in field locations. For further details on UNHCR's budget, read our Global Report.

About us:

UNHCR – The UN Refugee agency : The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve their problems worldwide. On the following year on July 28th, the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the legal foundation of helping refugees and the basic statute guiding UNHCR’s work, was adopted.

The primary purpose of UNHCR is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. The agency also has a mandate to help stateless people.

In an effort to protect refugees and to promote solutions to their problems, UNHCR seeks to reduce situations of forced displacement by encouraging states and other institutions to create conditions which are conducive to the protection of human rights and the peaceful resolution of disputes. UNHCR works in partnership with governments, regional organizations, international and non-governmental organizations to achieve these objectives.

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If you have any questions about your donation then please contact us at (+852) 2388 3278 or via email at [email protected].

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