Community

RR provides community assistance and support to improve lives and promote aspirations of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants, in particular but not exclusively Syrians and other Arabic speakers in the UK. RR has established an advice service that provides support with benefits, job searches, and immigration matters, thus working to improve the economic and social well-being of British Syrian residents and immigrants from other countries, helping them to become self-reliant in their new country. RR also brings the Syrian community together during these difficult times experienced in their mother country through organising social gatherings and monthly seminars that promote constructive discussions. Our activities are open to the public and are highly successful in bringing the Syrian community together with the wider community.
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Indoor Family Fun Day

We held our indoor family fun day on Sunday 10 April in Levenshulme High School. This is one of the largest annual Syrian events in the country and we were blessed with amazing weather, dedicated and selfless volunteers, and wonderful guests who came from Manchester, London, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, and beyond!

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Rochdale Council sends thank you to Syrian refugees for help with flood efforts

Rochdale Council sends thank you to Syrian refugees for help with flood efforts

Rochdale Council sent a letter of thanks on 30 March to our Refugee Support Coordinator Amaf Yousef for the help that Syrian refugees provided in the flood efforts in December. We are very humbled by this acknowledgement and look forward to further engagements with the community.

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Art Therapy Training

A group of young volunteers from the British-Syrian community have obtained a small grant to run six art therapy sessions for Syrian refugee children. In preparation for running these courses, they attended an art therapy training session delivered by Ms. Farah Alfarhan, who worked with internally displaced children in Aleppo.

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March Monthly Seminar: The Awareness Crisis in the Syrian Revolution

Our March monthly seminar was delivered on Sunday 27 March by Mr. Wael Hamdoosh titled 'The Awareness Crisis in the Syrian Revolution'. This seminar focused on the issue of plurality and how the diversity of identities and viewpoints strengthens a nation. The seminar also touched on topics of tyranny, ignorance, fear, and special interests.

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CV Workshop

We held a CV-writing workshop on 27 March in our office. This workshop was geared for Syrians who are new to the UK system and who may not be aware of what a CV is or how it should be written. The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Mansour Baghdadi, who went through the steps entailed before applying for a job, writing the actual CV, and conducting interviews.

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