Opportunity Beyond Borders

A chance at brighter futures through career development, scholarships, and crisis response

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Western Union Foundation

We believe enabling young people to access and compete within the global economy will lead to higher economic growth. Through Opportunity Beyond Borders we collaborate with nonprofits around the world to provide migrants and refugees with the skills needed for better jobs and a chance at a better life. We also respond in times of disaster or humanitarian crises to aid in the rebuilding of communities.

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Stories of Impact

We support programs around the world, creating impact and changing lives.

Nathaniel | Uganda, WPDI

After escaping his home country, Nathaniel is using the help from the WPDI’s program at the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Uganda to create change and bring peace in his community.

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Rasha | Turkey, Re:Coded

Born in Syria and traveling alone to Turkey for refuge, Rasha overcame barriers so she could have a better life. Our partner Re:Coded supported building her skills for employment.

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Alana | UK, Micro Rainbow

Alana traveled to the UK from Malaysia where she was threatened because of her identity. Luckily, Micro Rainbow welcomed her and supported her through her asylum seeking process as a trans woman.

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Grace | US, MSU Denver

From the Congo and studying at Metropolitan State University of Denver in the US, Grace is achieving her dreams of completing her higher education and giving back to refugees like herself in Denver, like her.

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Tessa | Philippines, Save the Children

Training has helped Tessa gain employment so she can now support her family in the Philippines. Our partner Save the Children is helping to provide her the skills to succeed.

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Alqam | Palestine, EFE

Overcoming challenges, Alqam is breaking through and uplifting his career in Palestine with the support of Education for Employment.

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Grace Studying to Give Back
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Providing Opportunity Beyond Borders
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Our hope is that each of you will consider joining the Western Union Foundation’s Opportunity Beyond Borders mission and join us in advocating for a world where there is more equal opportunity for all.