Priscillah Panchol graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2021 and is a member of the Student Refugee Program Alumni Advisory Team.
Priscillah Panchol graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2021.

Ignite the Flame of Education

*This is a guest post by Priscillah Panchol. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2021, and continues to contribute her experience as a member of the Student Refugee Program Alumni Advisory Team.

As an alum of WUSC’s Student Refugee Program, I resonate very well with the core belief “Education changes the world’. The unwavering support from WUSC has ignited countless hearts and empowered a lot of generations of refugee youth.

This September is the Student Refugee Program Awareness Month. It is time for us who know about the program to tell others about it, leaders and decision-makers in our communities who could help it to grow. And for those of us who care, to step up our support.

Education is the foundation upon which dreams are built and yet millions of refugees around the world are deprived of these essential rights. As you read this, countless young minds are yearning for education and eager to break free from illiteracy. We cannot afford to turn a blind eye to their aspirations. 

Education is a necessity for survival in our current fast paced and growing world. It has equipped individuals like me and thousands of others with the tools we need to overcome adversities. By supporting WUSC’s Student Refugee Program, you have the power to make a profound impact on the lives of countless refugees, breaking the chains of poverty and opening doors of opportunity.

Your generous support serves as torchbearer, lighting the way for those lost in the darkness of limited resources and inaccessible education systems. Through your compassion and commitment, WUSC will continue to provide sponsorships, educational resources, mentorship programs and creating safe spaces for learning and exploration.

Imagine the joy that fills our hearts when we realize that someone believes in our potential and cares enough to invest in our education. With your support WUSC continues to nurture our dreams.

I call upon all of us to stand together as beacons of hope to these bright young minds. Let’s ensure that no young individual is left behind. Your effort to raise awareness in your campus or community will pave the way for the next generation of students. Your donation no matter the amount will make a huge difference. Please join us in our vision of a better world for all young people by supporting WUSC.

WUSC works to create a better world for all young people. To learn more, start here or subscribe to get highlights straight to your inbox. Interested in volunteering internationally? View our current opportunities. Looking for a new career opportunity? Check out our current job openings. Or show your support for our cause by making a donation.


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