The Global Platform for Syrian Students is a non - profit multi - stakeholders organisation, founded in November 2013, by Dr. Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal, with the support of a core group of institutional parterns, namely the Council of Europe, the League Of Arab States, the International Organization of Migrations (IOM) and the Institute of International Education (IIE).
This initiative is unique in that it effectively brings together the efforts and the contributions of the various stakeholders willing to back an emergency mechanism to support Syrian students: governments, international and regional organisations, donor agencies, universities, foundations, NGOs of different cultural backgrounds and faith - based organizations, the private sector and individuals.
A lack of funding has left 700 eligible Syrian students without access to scholarships for the current academic year. Some additional 50 Syrian Students have joined this programme for the 2014-2015 academic year and 40 Syrian students will very soon start the academic year 2015 - 2016 in Portugal.
For more information and details about this Platform and how to make a donation, please consult this following website www.globalplatformforsyrianstudents.org.