A helping hand for The Migrant English Project
The Migrant English Project (MEP) provides a vibrant and industrious hub of activity for many vulnerable refugees. It is in a community based cafe which has been welcoming asylum seekers, refugees and other isolated migrants since 2003.
The project offers ESOL English classes as one to one tuition or in small groups. It also provides volunteer opportunities, skill-focused activities such as cooking and gardening skills, and everyone is welcome to a free healthy lunch. It helps bolster the skills and confidence needed to become part of a new and different community.
The MEP is also very well connected to other Refugee and support organisations in the area and tries to help with legal, housing, benefit and health issues by advocacy and referrals in an informal space, where people meet each other and feel a sense of belonging.
Last year The MEP taught over 500 pupils, many of whom were young mothers and vulnerable adults that have become isolated due to cultural inequalities.
This wonderful charity is run solely by an abundant supply of energetic volunteers, many of whom are trained and trainee teachers. With the funding from The Fonthill Foundation they will be able to continue providing an essential social space for migrants to meet, learn and support each other.
For more information on The Migrant English Project please visit their website www.mepbrighton.com