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 […]
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 […]
After two years of successfully campaigning for two Syrian families to be resettled in Brightlingsea, it was decided at the recent AGM, that the formal organisation of the support network will be wound down. The primary objectives have been met, namely preparing for arrival of the families, welcoming, and supporting them throughout the initial settling […]
Windrush is a word that evokes a sense of injustice in many. We never expected at RA-C to be directly involved in working with people who were affected by the scandal. However, recently we have had two individuals come to us, effected by this. One will be writing about what happened in the next newsletter. […]