In July 2013, after over a year of campaigning (researching, strategising, appearing in the media, meeting with politicians and policymakers, film-making and making their voices heard), MRCI's Migrant Education Access group won a huge battle: Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn announced key changes in third-level fee policies. Here's how this dynamic group of young activists made it happen.
Film made by MEA leaders Michael, Tanya, Jason, Jeslin, Saumya, Anto, Sandy and Vinny with MRCI's Helen.
*Tongue-in-cheek title courtesy of Vinny - these young people are activists, leaders, scientists, artists, thinkers and dreamers and doers; so much more than 'a bunch of immigrant kids'!
Watch 'Minding the Gap' on Vimeo: vimeo.com/61718292
Learn more about the Migrant Education Access campaign: mrci.ie/our-work/young-people-education/