Friends not Foes Homework Club

Every Friday during term time between about six and ten Sixth Form students, along with teachers Kerstin and Alison stay behind when lessons finish at 4pm at The Sixth Form College, North Hill. They do so to provide one to one help with homework for school age young people in the refugee community.  The club […]

FGM Awareness

FGM – What is it and how many does it affect?  Female Genital Mutilation, also known as ‘cutting’ or ‘sunnah’ is an abuse suffered by 2 million woman and girls globally, and thought to affect over 130,000 woman here in the UK.  It is, put simply by the World Health Organisation (WHO)… “All procedures involving […]

BORDERS by Henry Naylor

The Mercury Theatre is presenting the award winning Borders by Henry Naylor as part of its pop up season whilst the theatre is closed for refurbishment. “We built walls. We built borders. Around our hearts. Around our minds.” Homs, Syria – a desperate artist expresses her rage at the Assad regime by spraying the walls […]

Room for Refugees – a truly inspiring review…

Hi, my name’s Gianantonio (Toni for short!) and I have been hosting a delightful brother and sister, Amanuel and Minas, two Eritreans who lived in the Sudan. I must say that I am so pleased to have made the decision to host and have been so very fortunate to have had these two lovely people […]

RA-C AGM 2019

Our AGM was held on 7th November at Firstsite – guests were treated to tea and delicious Syrian baklava and basboosa before the presentations began. Organisation Update Rosalind Scott, outgoing chair, reviewed how Refugee Action – Colchester CIC has undergone some major organisational changes during the year thanks to a Lottery Development Grant provided to […]