A few years ago, Adelaide University commenced a program awarding scholarships to refugees to complete degree courses. Many have experienced great financial difficulties when their Centrelink payments were removed. Circle of Friends Australia was aware of this happening and drew it to the attention of the University.
Since then a partnership has grown where we are working with the university to meet the needs of these students. This is also about to extend to an accommodation program to give refugee students the assurance of safe and affordable housing with people from our Circle of Friends community. The policy and process are being sorted at the moment and you will see publicity about its implementation soon.