Monday, 03 July 2017 17:31

Friends for English & Made by Refugee

Written by MB

*Welcome to English CIC is running and planning projects to help refugees and immigrants in Hull improve their English. Friends for English is their first project, a volunteer befriending scheme to help newcomers to Hull practice English and make new friends. It runs Tuesday 6.30 - pm and Wednesday 1.30 - 3 pm. No experience necessary! Keep an eye on their facebook for additional times or changes, and forthcoming projects. They are also gauging interest in a five week course TESOL course, to help train people to teach English. Please let Karen know if you are interested.

Friends for EnglishHelen and friend at Friends for English

 

*Made by Refugee is an art/activist project "created to remind the world that [refugees] have made impactful contributions to society" by adding stickers to things that were created by refugees. So far it has been covered by Azure Magazine, NBC News and Huffington Post among others. Some HHfR volunteers have added their own contributions to the project, leaving stickers on CDs by Rita Ora (Rita Ora fled from Kosovo to the UK in 1991), packets of Tilda Rice (Rashmi Thakrar fled Uganda for the UK in 1972 and founded the Tilda Rice Company) and Marks & Spencers' clothes (Michael Marks, one of the founders of Marks and Spencers, was a Jewish-Polish refugee from Belarus). Get the stickers here.

Made By Refugee sticker on Marks & Spencers clothes. Michael Marks, one of the founders of Marks and Spencers, was a Jewish-Polish refugee from Belarus.

 

 

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