Student-Organized Initiatives Supporting Ukraine

Students across DIS have been creative in finding ways to help support Ukraine. In total, they have raised more than USD 10,000.

During their Study Tour to Poland, students in the Positive Psychology class fundraised more than USD 4,000. The students wanted to contribute in a different way and decided to physically volunteer to help the refugee population while in Poland rather than going on regular Study Tour visits. The students ran the fundraiser and published it by themselves, and the raised amount was matched by DIS, for a total of USD 8,873.

As part of Activism: Engagement & Resistance, a project-based course that empowers students to take action in their own communities, another group of students decided to fundraise for minority Ukrainian refugees that are being discriminated against at the border. In collaboration with local businesses Next Door Cafe and Quirky Lane Vintage, they created a fundraiser surrounding coffee and conversation, encouraging those who stopped by to take a moment to think about the current situation and donate to the cause.

At the DIS Hub in Copenhagen, students raised money for LGBT Asylum through a successful bake sale. They raised USD 570, a sum that was matched by DIS.

Hear from some of the students who organized the initiatives: Activism Abroad: Fundraising for Ukrainian Refugees

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