Wednesday, 14 May 2014
RWA Chairty Tea
Thanks to all who came to the WI Meeting on 12 May was very positive and interesting:
We heard Jasmina and from the refugee Women's Association, local Charity in Hackney see below for more information, talk a bit about their experience of helping refugee Women as a first point of contact with many of the issues they face ranging from prostitution, retraining as doctors in the UK and improving their English.
ESOL classes and help with translation and learning English help remove barriers from all sorts of potential improvements in their quality of life here, from communication, to being signposted to the right help and advocacy regarding their entitlements, retraining in the professions they qualified in in their countries they have had to leave etc.
Setareh Roohi talked a bit about how being a member of the RWA's book club for Refugee women doctors had helped increase her confidence in English to retake the English exams necessary to re qualify as a doctor in in the UK.
Refugee Women's Association
The Print House
18 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL
Also many thanks for those of you at the meeting who gave me your names and contact nos to make cakes and help out on the day at the Chairty Tea on 7th June
I will be in touch shortly