„STILL I RISE“ is an independent organisation that provides education and protection to the world’s most vulnerable. They open and maintain international schools for refugee and disadvantaged children. So far there are schools in Greece, Turkey, Syria, Kenya and soon one in the Republic of Congo for the children working in the mines there.
At BIL, we recently had the privilege of mentoring a student intern from western Afghanistan. Anita survived a three-year flight via Iran, Turkey and Greece to Germany and has now found a new home with her family near Cologne. She impressed us deeply with her life story and her highly motivated, cheerful personality. She told us about her experience with STILL I RISE, which taught her English during her stay in the refugee camp on Samos, but also offered an important refuge for her and other children, which is so important there. She has warmly recommended this organisation to us.