Burberry launches a program to help ukrainian youth

The Burberry Foundation has just launched Life Chances, a program to support Ukrainian teenage refugees, in collaboration with the British NGO Save The Children. This initiative concerns Poland exclusively, and is due to run until 2025.

On October 3, the Burberry Foundation, the charity created by the eponymous group in 2008, announced the creation of Life Chances.


This educational and vocational self-help program aims to enable teenage Ukrainian war refugees to rebuild their lives “by improving their social and emotional well-being” and empowering them to “become agents of change for their communities.”


It is rooted in a study carried out by Save The Children, which found that only 44% of young Ukrainians had attended school in Poland over the 2022/2023 academic period.


Up close and personal with a youth in crisis


With Life Chances, the Burberry Foundation is getting closer to a conflict zone by coming to the bedside of one of Ukraine’s war-torn neighboring states: Poland.


The country, which shares a 535 km border with Ukraine, is also Europe’s second-largest refugee-receiving country (971,080 people). This figure places Poland behind Germany (1,153,865) and ahead of the Czech Republic (357,540).


Burberry is dedicating a comprehensive support program to young Ukrainian refugees aged 14 to 18, to help them integrate in Poland. Their displacement was not only a heartbreaking experience, but also a cultural rupture compounded by the language barrier.

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Victor Gosselin
Victor Gosselin is a journalist specializing in luxury, HR, tech, retail, and editorial consulting. A graduate of EIML Paris, he has been working in the luxury industry for 9 years. Fond of fashion, Asia, history, and long format, this ex-Welcome To The Jungle and Time To Disrupt likes to analyze the news from a sociological and cultural angle.

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