You must have noticed the large amount of refugees requesting asylum in Europe. While it might be a challenging issue for Europe, at the same time the so-called “refugee crisis” has also been a source of inspiration. A few students of the TUDelft thought it was their responsibility to act up and founded Engineers for Refugees in early 2016.
Engineers for Refugees (E4R) is set up to offer an accelerated integration course to young and ambitious refugees. This student initiative helps the participants to gain as much knowledge about the Dutch language and culture as possible. In collaboration with the TUDelft and VluchtelingenWerk Nederland (Dutch refugee organisation) E4R started a pilot with 15 participants in April 2016. The course of 2017-2018 was a great success, and the new course is planned to start at the end of september 2018.