We love fixing up old rusty bikes and donating them to refugees and asylum seekers. We also sell vintage bikes to raise money for our charity - every bike sold means we can give more bikes away. We also have a Facebook shop online!
Empower a generation of young refugees 👊 With your help, we will build a Vocational Training Centre in Uganda to help thousands of young refugees achieve self-reliance and build a future for themselves and their families. Visit unrefugees.org.au/Skills for more info. #education#withrefugees#childrenfirst#empower#unhcr#ugsolidarity
~ CALLING ALL ARTISTS! ~ If you'd like to support refugee entrants in the Illawarra through your Art, we've got an opportunity for you! Head to the link in our profile, and check out our 'Donate Art' page. . . 📸 @torilo_studio #a4r2017#art4refugees#withrefugees
I finished this book while at the beach. I cried while reading of Doaa's horrendous escape/journey across the Mediterranean Sea. Ironically, the next day I stood on a pristine beach, there to frolic and jump in the waves. . Much of my life, lately, has felt at odds. The tension of wanting to care and do something while living the life I do has been wearing. Something's gotta give, I know. I've been in much reflection. Thinking. Prayer. . This book gives a personal look into the real terrors of the #syrian issue. The author also gives informational background re: the war & #refugee issues that helps put the story in context of the news that's been floating in and out of our lives the past 3 years. I'd recommend to anyone. . #withrefugees#stillwestand#wewelcomerefugees @worldrelief
Meet Mona (and her mother Didar!), one of Sanctuary Kitchen's Supper Club cooks! Mona is from Damascus, Syria and came to New Haven with her mother and daughter as a refugee in February 2017. In addition to being a social studies and adult literacy teacher in Damascus, Mona provided a “Blue Apron” type service where she prepped meals for customers to finish cooking at home, and sold homemade pickled vegetables. Mona learned to cook early in her childhood from her mother. She loves Damascene food, and says that she "cooks from her heart." Her favorite dishes to cook are traditional Damascene mezzeh (such as hummus, baba ghanoush, muhamarra, and salads) and also classic main dishes that are loved by all (such as zucchini & yogurt stew, kibbeh, and stuffed grape leaves). She thinks Connecticut is very beautiful, and that people in New Haven are kindhearted and welcoming. She is excited to share her cuisine! Welcome to New Haven and Sanctuary Kitchen Mona!
Seeing the news from colleagues in Jordan that the first job centre for Syrian refugees has opened in #zaataricamp reminded me of this group of young men I met there last year. They were taking part in a photography course, and showed us their work - vivid photos portraying their restricted day-to-day lives in the camp, waiting for the war to end and to go home. In this photo we were playing around with a 360 camera. I felt for these enthusiastic, polite, potential-filled lads and wondered how long photography could fill their days. The news that they are now eligible to find jobs, work, earn a living, learn skills, and reclaim their dignity, while the war burns on, fills my heart with hope. Hats off to the Government of Jordan for bringing in this policy and all my #unhcr colleagues who worked on it.
This week, Illham and her five children were moved to a new apartment in the center of Thessaloniki, Greece. The mother of five couldn't be happier. After months of loneliness, she'll finally be closer to Syrian friends in the city. Photo by @lynseyaddario