REFUGEE SUPPORT

Rosemary BrownUnited by a concern for the plight of refugees, our group’s efforts centre on helping those who have fled war and persecution to learn English, which is essential in rebuilding their lives. We work with local organisations providing assistance including the Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants, Speak Street, and the East London team of Care4CalaisUK.

Group Coordinator: Rosemary Brown (click to contact).
When

The group currently meets online as needed for coordination and introductions to staff at the refugee organisations we support. Information and updates are shared in emails from the group coordinator. Group members are invited to participate in 30-minute online lessons for refugees on Wednesdays at 11 am and 4 pm.
When pandemic conditions ease, group members may choose to participate in weekly face-to-face activities and classroom work with refugees.
Where

As above, currently online.

Background

 During current Covid-19 conditions, group members:
  • create personalised worksheets that can be used in online teaching or posted to individual refugees
  • prepare simple mini TED talks of 3-5 minutes on topics of interest including art, history, nature, music etc and present them to online classes for refugees. The aim is to share both cultural and practical information to help refugees improve their language skills.
  • collect donations as needed: clothes, shoes, suitcases, phones, suitcases






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