WHAT HAVE MIGRANTS DONE FOR YORKSHIRE?
(Migration Project kindly funded by Scurrah Wainwright Foundation and Awards4All)
Background information about our organisation:
CGE York is a small charity that aims to promote a global perspective to learning which provides an 'EDUCATION FOR A JUST AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE’. Working in local communities our services enable, empower and improve people’s lives with skills and knowledge that impact at an individual level and aim to strengthen community. This is achieved through activities such as workshops, training days and conferences that promote an awareness of the causes of poverty/conflict/social injustice and challenge and encourage participants of all ages to adopt a global, community focused mind-set.
The nature of our project:
The main aim of the project ‘What have migrants done for Yorkshire? ’ is to directly benefit the community by challenging and educating people about the real and positive contribution that refugees and asylum seekers have made. The project was born as a consequence of the mounting refugee crisis that continues to dominate the UK media and political arena. This in turn impacts on our personal response which may be influenced by media frenzy, scare mongering and misinformation. There is a failure to recognise that the UK has always been a country associated with migration. This project challenges misconceptions and shares its resources and impact through our website and Facebook Page. These are dedicated to the contributions of past and present Yorkshire based migrants.
Information about the project has been sent to Scurrah Wainwright Charity(SWC) giving details of the 33 workshops and 900+ participants that have been involved. Key findings include a lack of awareness by participants of the positive impact migrants have made and continue to make to Yorkshire and rest of the UK. We are extremely grateful to the migrants who have been part of this project. We thank them for their courage in sharing their stories and allowing them to be heard by others. A fuller report will be presented to our other funder Awards4All in the Spring of 2018. To read the cover letter sent to SWC please click here. For the SWC project report click here.
Below are the stories of people who were not only brave enough to travel to a new place, learn another language, immerse themselves in another culture but also wanted to share their story so others know that they are not alone! Pick click on the person's name to download the story.
Embedding the global dimensions and sustainable development in the Secondary Curriculum
“I want to learn about real things that are happening in our world”
“The problems in the world are massive and scary. I want to make sense of them and why they are happening”
“It’s important to learn about the planet when we’re young because we have big imaginations”
…….quotes taken from recent MORI pupil survey on behalf of DEA and pupil voices in QCA global and sustainable planning guides (2007/9).
CGE has funding for the next 3 years from DFID to work in partnership
Schools will specifically benefit with:
Further details from Mick Bradley: