Educate a Dreamer to stop the injustice!

 
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Summary

The US undocumented children of immigrants, known as Dreamers, are constrained from attaining the education they desperately desire and need. Following President Obama's declaration on June 2012, some of the issues of Dreamers were resolved, but not all of them. Many Dreamers remain shut out of the opportunity of higher education for financial reasons. The non-profit UoPeople provides tuition-free education for these youth who desire to better their lives. Help all Dreamers receive education.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Dreamers are not being pushed out of America, but they are also not being ensured affordable education. With college education budgets being squeezed, and tuition rates skyrocketing at colleges, many Dreamers are left without options. UoPeople believes everyone has a right to affordable and attainable higher education.

How will this project solve this problem?

The non-profit University of the People has succeeded in cutting down almost the entire cost of higher education and provides tuition-free quality education entirely online. This feat was made possible by coupling open educational resources, free-use open source technology, peer to peer learning with instructor oversight, and the assistance of volunteers. UoPeople is tuition-free, and only charges $100 per exam. For those who can't afford this nominal fee, we offer scholarships such as this one.

Potential Long Term Impact

UoPeople is not only servicing all those currently constrained from attaining higher education, but also building a model for governments and universities worldwide to emulate in order to educate even greater numbers of individuals. A significant difference can be made through education and economic opportunity. First it's the improvement of an individual, then a better community, country, and ultimately, the world.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

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Today, many millions of people cannot access higher education due to financial, availability, or societal constraints. Tuition rates are skyrocketing worldwide. UNESCO stipulates by 2025, 98 million individuals will be unable to attend university because there won't be enough places at existing universities. There is an online tuition-free solution - University of the People. Help 45 more students improve their lives by getting degrees in business administration or computer science. project reportread updates from the field

Organization

University of the People

Pasadena, California, United States
http://www.uopeople.org

Project Leader

Bev Myers

Pasadena, California United States

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