All our students have been affected by conflict in their region. They have lost their right to education and employment. We began offering educational programs to Syrian students in 2014, and then we welcomed students from South Africa and Afghanistan. Now we have hundreds of Ukrainian students enrolling in our programs, and many more from other parts of the world.
Through our programs, we have been able to provide a suitable environment for learning English and other skills needed to access higher education and the labor market. In addition to individual lessons, we allow our students to volunteer with us to build their professional skills and gain experience to help them get jobs. We have also hired many of our students.
Paper Airplanes' programs take place via video chat (on FaceTime, Skype, Google Meet, and other platforms), allowing our volunteers to reach those in need anywhere and anytime, as long as they have access to the internet.