EIS to Donate £10,000 in Support of Refugees From Syria Conflict T
HE EIS is to make a donation of £10,000 to projects providing support to refugees from Syria and other countries devastated by conflict. The donation follows a decision of the EIS Executive Committee to allocate funding for humanitarian relief efforts. EIS Council gave its formal approval to the £10,000 donation at its September meeting. Commenting on the decision, EIS President Pat Flanagan said, “People across the country have been horrified by recent media coverage which has highlighted the desperate experiences of people fleeing conflict in countries such as Syria. This has prompted action by governments, voluntary organisations and communities across Europe in
offering assistance to these innocent victims of conflict and persecution. The EIS contribution will help to provide vital, targeted humanitarian support for refugees from Syria and other affected countries. Our hope is that this will be followed by additional donations from our EIS Local Associations as well as from individual teachers and lecturers and from schools, colleges and universities across the country.” The EIS is circulating details to each of its 32 Local Associations in the hope of encouraging further donations, and also included information in the members’ e-Bulletin which was issued recently. Please visit www.eis.org.uk for further updates.
Pat Flanagan EIS President
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The October 2015 edition of the Scottish Education Journal