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31 October 2017

2017 winners

The was founded in the wake of Germany’s decision to take in more than 1 million refugees and the subsequent integration challenges that it brought up.

UWC Robert Bosch College students Mohamed from Egypt, Ravi from the UK, Imaculada from Angola, Kento from Japan and Haider from Pakistan set up the project with the aim of supporting refugees by providing a non-profit online marketplace to sell upcycled and handmade products made by refugees and other vulnerable people. The project also provides an online platform for participating social organisations to gain more exposure, network with each other and fundraise by prompting customers to make additional donations when they purchase products. In the long term, the project is helping to empower refugees by providing them with IT training to work on the project themselves and by helping them gain the education and qualifications to find jobs.