Tessy de Nassau, Richmond alumni and founder of social enterprise Professors Without Borders has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £12,000 in aid of the organisation’s summer school programmes.

Professors Without Borders is an organisation which, by providing university lecturers and professors, aims to make first class education available for students in developing countries without the need to go abroad.

The organisation explains on their website, “Our ambition for Professors Without Borders is to improve teacher mobility around the world so that every student can experience a dedicated, professional and inspiring learning environment that will fire them up for their next stages in life.”

Education, for us, is not just about learning. It’s also about doing. We want to inspire our students to confidently engage with the world and contribute to making it a better place, starting with their immediate environment.”

Richmond has been supporting Professors Without Borders through different initiatives including student internships and co-operation on research projects.

As part of her crowdfunding campaign, in June this year, Tessy will be in Sweden to participate in Vätternrundan, known as, ‘the largest recreational bicycle ride in the world’. All of the proceeds from the crowdfunding campaign will go towards the travel and accommodation costs for volunteer professors on the summer programme, as well as providing text books and written materials for the students.

Anyone interested in donating funds can find more information here