The young people in our Youth Futures afterschool program have been working hard creating special paintings, ornaments and jewelry to sell at the Refuge Coffee Holiday Market tomorrow, Saturday, December 15 (swipe for more info!) Students will keep the profits from their own handmade products, so please plan to join us to support our young people and purchase some unique and meaningful gifts this holiday season. The market opens at 8am and our students will be there all morning—please plan to come early as stock is limited! 🌍🎁🎨💛
La Rete 21 marzo - Mano nella mano contro il razzismo aderisce alla campagna, lanciata dalla rivista @left_settimanale, per candidare Riace al Premio Nobel per la Pace 2019.
Il nostro portavoce @moussaid.a: «Noi crediamo che Riace meriti il Nobel per quanto il sindaco Mimmo Lucano e i suoi abitanti hanno fatto in questi ultimi venti anni per promuovere l'accoglienza degli stranieri, offrendo un modello positivo di integrazione a tutta Europa e al mondo. Oggi Riace è sotto duplice attacco, da parte della magistratura e del governo, quindi ha bisogno del sostegno di tutti gli individui e organizzazioni che credono in una società più giusta»
Mostafa, 34: „Ich komme aus einer landschaftlich sehr schönen Region in Syrien. Sie liegt im Osten des Landes, direkt an der Grenze zum Irak. Wir haben dort viel Landwirtschaft, eine berühmte Hängebrücke und außerdem ist die Region reich an Erdöl. Das hat sie leider im Krieg zu einem sehr umkämpften Gebiet gemacht. Seit 2015 bin ich in Deutschland und ich kann nur jedem empfehlen, die Sprache zu lernen. Das macht vieles einfacher. Neben dem Sprachkurs habe ich selbstständig über das Internet gelernt. Zum Beispiel bei YouTube gibt es gute Angebote. Meine Zukunft sehe ich auf jeden Fall in Deutschland. Ich finde es schön hier. Das möchte ich auch über mein freiwilliges Engagement zeigen. 13 Monate habe ich schon beim Roten Kreuz gearbeitet. Mal sehen, was als Nächstes kommt. Jetzt mach ich erst mal meine Prüfung zum Finanzbuchhalter.“
We enjoyed our Lotus Flower x Galforce workshop today!
We focused on Salesforce skills, and they range beyond tech skills. What’s more, our participants learnt how to skill-up with Trailhead. Marieke Prakken, Education Architect - Trailhead Go-to-market at Salesforce, explained the Salesforce work scope and shared her insights.
Our key advice for a Trailblazer? Focus on continuous learning as it is appreciated overall and specifically within the Dutch organisation.
THANK YOU to Ms Prakken and everyone behind the scenes!
For more, click the link in our bio.
Equality for all. We see you. She Matters.
“Thank you, you have been amazing!” So started an email we received this week from a local foster carer. She recently took in an 18 year old refugee who had just arrived in the country and who shortly afterwards gave birth to a beautiful baby. A busy and confusing time for all, and a lot to do to support this new family including ensuring they were equipped for the practical needs of mum and baby.
The foster carer was able up buy some items but her priority was supporting mum and baby, and every day she was discovering there were more things they needed. A request came to us via one of our referral sources and we were happy to help.
We prepare bundles for new babies almost every day and the team have a checklist of items to consider. Not only could we gather the items quickly but we could think of items this foster carer has mum hadn’t even realised they needed yet! And of course everything was in good condition and well presented. “What we received was truly wonderful and the little touches like muslins tied together with ribbon really pulled at my heart strings. I am embarrassed to say that the young lady keeps thanking me as I have be unable to explain what “Stripey Stork’ is even with the aid of an interpreter. You supplied more than I asked for and you also so obviously considered her cultural needs and customs with what your supplied.” At this busy time where we’re handling all the last minute Christmas requests it’s worth acknowledging that our core service remains in place and we are still responding to all the requests for help we receive with the care and attention we do all year round. We recently handled our 6000th referral and with your support have passed on items valuing over £2m back into our community.
We wish this mum and baby well and are pleased we’ve been able to make these early days a little easier.
Through the preparation and sharing of food, we show each other that we care.
Have you ever missed the taste of home?
No wonder then that we remember in such vivid detail the meals we have enjoyed with loved ones when we are forced to be apart.
Share to show solidarity #WithRefugees this winter. #TasteOfHome .