In 2014 the We Are Here Academy was founded by Here to Support. College- and university professors teached classes for refugees in limbo and undocumented migrants. The teachers did so as volunteers, out of a conviction that everybody has a right to proper education. The Academy has emerged from the refugee collective We Are Here.
The right to education is a fundamental human right. Every individual, irrespective of race, gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion or political preference, age or disability, is entitled to a free elementary education. This right has been universally recognised since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and has since been enshrined in various international conventions, national constitutions and development plans.
This good practice is a joined effort.
- Municipality of Amsterdam
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Universiteit van Amsterdam
- InHolland Amsterdam
- Amsterdamse Hogeschool van de kunsten