Korrine Sky is a medical student in Ukraine and the founder of the Africans in Ukraine Education Fund.
Africans in Ukraine Education Fund is dedicated to helping African students who fled the war in Ukraine continue with their education
We aim to promote equal access to education for African students whose studies were disrupted following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. AIUEF aims to ensure that opportunities reach all. By sharing opportunities with the African students who have been affected by the war you can make a positive life-changing impact on the trajectory of their futures.
After facing racism and attempting to leave Ukraine; the students are now in the second phase of their journey to rebuilding their lives.
- These are the barriers they are facing:
- High University Fees
- Inability to get transcripts
- Systematic Racism
- Several immigration and visa barriers
- Infrequent Online Lessons
- Apathetic governments
- No Laptops for online studies
- No long-term accommodation
- Several enrolment requirements
- No international transfers from some
AIUEF’s mission is to advocate for under-represented students who have tragically had their studies disrupted. We hope through funding, advocacy and support students are able to finish their studies and become highly-qualified university graduates.
As the new academic year has begun I continue to be asked if I have been able to continue with my studies or if I will continue in Ukraine. Here is an update 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/uIDzWJB558— Koko 🇺🇦 (@korrinesky) October 20, 2022
I also got to speak to the Ministry of Education in Ukraine and ask them directly for support obtaining our transcripts so we can continue with our education. – & extend my gratitude to @RomaniaUN_NY for their kindness (16) pic.twitter.com/CDXaMV7Wy9— Koko 🇺🇦 (@korrinesky) September 18, 2022
As an asylum seeker you don’t have access to anything that will better your life, asylum seekers and refugees are almost seen as criminals and it’s a very lengthy and painful process and even once you get settled status you are always made to feel you don’t belong (8) pic.twitter.com/sOjNSVxjtg— Koko 🇺🇦 (@korrinesky) September 18, 2022