We asked Cal, a client from Zimbabwe, to document his situation for us so that we could share it with you as an example of the issues faced by our clients. Here are Cal’s thoughts… Hello, My name is Cal. I am a refugee from Zimbabwe. I have lived in the UK since 2007. I […]
RA-C central team has continued working on our development into a Community Interest Company, CIC. We are keen to understand the practices which have grown organically and to find a way of streamlining parts of the work we do so that we can be more effective. It turns out that this has revealed the nature […]
This is my personal account of what it was like to volunteer in Calais with the well-established charity Care4Calais. My name is David, I’ve been drawn to helping refugees in Calais since 2015, but until the first week of the New Year that help was limited to the occasional donation and working with colleagues at […]
My name is Dr Zeina Alsharkasa, I am currently a lecturer in the Economics Department at the University of Essex – before moving to England to study for postgraduate degrees though, I was a member of the Syrian National Swimming Team.
This month saw us gain a second office at 15 Queen street courtesy of our Development Grant and, as always, the kindness of Firstsite in finding us an appropriate space. Its been wonderful to have a second space. Many of our clients come in to discuss confidential issues and this means we can now keep […]
Our AGM for 2018 took place on the 15th of November at Firstsite – we had around a 60-70 people attend the meeting, which was divided into three main parts. After the formal presentation of our accounts for the year, Maria presented a captivating ‘alternative view’ of our account from a non-finance perspective in which […]
We went to the celebration event for this remarkable project. This year two of the RA-C team and Zak, a 16 year-old from Syria have spent an entire morning or afternoon at 12 schools across the Tendring area. We have some fun activities, including writing in Arabic, and some reflective ones where students list what […]
Returning to Calais after six months away – little has changed. The Warehouse is still empty looking and during the week there are few volunteers now the media has lost interest and people think that the Jungle demolition removed the problem. On Sunday we do have a reasonable number of volunteers which enables us to […]