*** New drop-in support & advice sessions starting at Padiham Town Hall every Wednesday, 12:30 - 14:30, from 4 May ***

Being a refugee is not a choice

Woman and children at school

That was the message our volunteers Intsar Arnous and Manal Bilal delivered in a wonderful session with children at Blacko Primary School. One of the goals of New Neighbours Together is to educate the local community about the issues asylum seekers and refugees face, ensuring that those often excluded due to their religious beliefs, social and economic position receive a warm welcome. 

It was fantastic to be able to go into Blacko and talk directly to the children who have recently been learning about the second world war and child evacuees.

‘I hope we achieved our goal which is to teach children to be more welcoming of refugee children. I was very impressed by the questions of the children, they are very smart! I really enjoyed it and I hope they also had fun.’

Intsar, digital and media coordinator

Find out more: if you would like New Neighbours Together to run a session or give a talk at your school, church or organisation please get in touch – [email protected]

Your donations help: our organisation is growing with more families to support and more education required locally on community integration and inclusion. We cannot provide this service without your help and survive on your donations – every little helps and we are incredibly grateful for the support we receive.

To make a financial donation to New Neighbours Together simply visit our page on the fundraising website LocalgivingThank you!

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