Education, Empowerment & Employment

Education & Refugees

Partnering with some of the most respected educational institutions and organisations in the country, Crescent Foundation aims to break the educational, cultural and employment barriers refugees face when beginning a new life in Australia.



Refugees often work several jobs to stay afloat, support their families and continue their education.

We provide bursaries to people from asylum-seeker and refugee backgrounds, helping minimise the financial burden of completing their university studies.

Since 2016, we have partnered with a number of leading universities to provide more than 80 years’ of scholarships.

Want to partner with us to reach our goal of providing 50 scholarships a year? 



Together with Deakin University’s Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education we founded the Crescent Champions Club – a mentorship program for recent and soon-to-be university graduates.

Our participants are paired with mentors who are leaders in their field and given structured guidance on career progression and life choices as well as access to valuable networks and connections. 

Since 2020 we have facilitated over 60 mentorships, with more than two-thirds of our participants going on to secure paid employment.

Meet Malaki & Ali



Through our relationships with the University of Sydney and Community Corporate, we have partnered with more than 40 companies, including IKEA, BGIS and Woolworths, to provide employment and skills training to refugees.

Our donations are further matched by companies committed to hire and up-skill refugees. 

Read our Employers Guide to Refugee Employment

Real people, real impact

Your support can help change lives. Meet some of the people we’ve helped through our refugEEE initiatives.

Get Involved

Without the generous support of our partners, donors, and corporate sponsors, so many of these opportunities would simply never happen. 

Get in touch to see how you or your organisation can join forces with us and help create a better tomorrow for refugees – today.