ECE® Aid Emergency Response
At ECE, like you, we’ve been touched by the events in Afghanistan, Haiti, and most recently in Ukraine. We know that higher education institutions, government entities, and private organizations all make a difference in the lives of those impacted by harsh natural disasters and human-caused calamities.
ECE took immediate steps to support its allies in international education and refugee resettlement and we are in communication with participants of the ECE® Aid program who are planning to assist refugees with further education and employment opportunities.
Through our ECE® Aid participants:
- ECE donated 55 fee waivers for Afghan refugees and 25 for Ukrainian refugees.
- ECE donated 25 fee waivers for the Healthcare response at the beginning of COVID for medical professionals looking to enter medical fields.
Our research staff have updated and shared our resources on Afghanistan, Haiti, and Ukraine so educational institutions can serve displaced people more effectively.
When the need arises ECE is there to help.
For more information and resources about international education assistance efforts in Wisconsin and beyond, check out this recent presentation:
ECE® Aid Stories
Learn about some of the individuals who have been impacted by ECE® Aid gifts.
Determined to provide for his small family, Tarig contacted Upwardly Global, a trusted participating organization of ECE® Aid. They awarded Tarig with an ECE® Aid fee waiver, and he has just begun using his ECE evaluation to look for jobs in his profession.
Lutheran Family Services' Story
ECE helped Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains assist refugees, asylees, and victims of trafficking obtain employment in the United States. With ECE Aid's help, refugees with master's degrees in Teaching, PhDs in Civil Engineering, degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and degrees in Industrial Design have been able to plan for their futures again.
- Katy, Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains
Rehab was awarded a fee waiver through Upwardly Global and received her completed credential evaluation soon after sending her educational documents to ECE. While she job hunts, Rehab has decided to utilize volunteering as her way to master the English language.
Nidal is an agricultural engineer from Syria, who hopes to use our evaluation report to pursue organic farming at Michigan State University.
As part of a minority group, Yasmeen along with her husband and two daughters decided they needed to leave Pakistan due to threats against them and safety concerns for their children. After arriving in America, she used ECE to improve her study and work toward become a teacher in America.