Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity, and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.
We’re celebrating this week by showcasing the inspiring ways in which our community supports and empowers refugees through enterprise.
Meet the members and programme alumni below:
Migrateful runs cookery classes led by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants struggling to integrate and access employment. They aim to facilitate English learning, confidence-building, and cultural exchange with the wider community. After joining our Resilience Programme in response to Covid-19, they’re opening a cookery school this summer.
Refugee Cafe makes delicious food from around the world whilst creating a path to employment for people granted asylum in Lewisham. A Feeding the City Start-Up alumni, they recently raised an impressive £36,869 through crowdfunding to open a physical cafe.
Nemi Teas are a London-based tea company and Feeding the City Accelerate alumni. They provide employment to refugees to give them local work experience and job readiness skills to enter the UK workforce and help them integrate into broader society.
New Roots is our programme powered by GoDaddy that empowers entrepreneurs from underserved communities. The programme pilot, launched in 2019, offered start-up and mentoring support to refugees and people from migrant communities to help them identify and pursue medium to long-term professional goals. Discover their stories.
Say it Loud Club provides support and advocacy for LGBTQA+ refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Their aim is to establish a grass root support group that can help reduce loneliness and eradicate isolation of this group by raising awareness. They explored with us their role at the intersection of Pride and Refugee Week in a guest blog post.
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