We are always looking to collaborate with charities whose work is aligned with our mission and vision. Currently, we are actively supporting two organisations in their work. The organisations we are currently directly affiliated with, support and collaborate are:
Fences and Frontiers is a London-based grassroots organisation that aims to increase awareness, challenge popular misconceptions and help to foster more positive narratives around issues of migration and displacement.
Fences and Frontiers, host awareness-raising events of various formats ranging from arts events to panel discussions. They also run various cultural and recreational activities bringing together refugees and the wider community. Help build an active community of people interested in forced migration and displacement issues and provide the space for information exchange, debate and positive action.
Project Play provides safe spaces and the opportunity to play for displaced children across Northern France. We believe in the power of play as the best possible means to mitigate the impact of trauma and develop the skills for resilience.
Project play believes that play is an essential element of any child’s healthy development. For the children we serve, it is a lifeline. Trauma and adversity severely disrupt a child’s ability to grow and learn, leaving vast gaps in their development. Play allows children to fill these gaps. They operate six times a week across five different centres, working with over 100 children. We offer children the opportunity to engage in both free and structured play, with a focus on minimising the impact of trauma and building the skills for resilience. Their sessions target core developmental skills for children aged 0-16, using a combination of group games, sports, music, creative and formal learning activities, to provide structure and routine to children who need it most.
Other organisations with which we have worked together and whose work we commend are:
The Refugee Women’s Centre provide material aid and support for displaced women and their families in Calais and Dunkirk.
The Refugee Women’s Centre is committed to supporting women, families and minors in and around Grande Synthe, Dunkirk and Calais. We support the specific needs of women, children and vulnerable people, of all ages and nationalities, who have left their homes and loved ones due to war, conflict and persecution. Project Play runs alongside their empowerment sessions for the women, to relieve the pressures of childcare from parents and carers and to provide an opportunity to strengthen family bonds.
My Bright Kite CIC is a specialist not-for-profit organisation working to improve the wellbeing and inclusion of young refugees through a range of professional services and bespoke youth programmes.
Founded in 2017 by Nola Ellen a youth practitioner, trainer and educator, who has worked in the NGO sector with young refugees for over 15 years and Gulwali Passarlay, who originates from Afghanistan. Gulwali came to the UK in 2007 as an unaccompanied minor aged 13, where he applied for asylum. Gulwali is the author of The Lightless Sky and for the past 4 years, he has told his personal story to thousands worldwide, opening their hearts and minds and deepening their understanding of the plight and resilience of young refugees.
My Bright Kite CIC was founded to improve the lives of young refugees. We support and empower young refugees through our direct youth work programmes, delivered in the UK. We create systemic change through our education, training and consultancy services and use the stories and experiences of young refugees to spark a human connection, sow seeds of compassion and inspire our audiences to work together in supporting the inclusion and wellbeing of young refugees.
Refugee Youth Service provides safe spaces for displaced unaccompanied children and young people on the move. These spaces offer basic services such as food and showers and facilitate access to state-run services including protection, asylum, accommodation, and education; protecting and advocating for these vulnerable groups rights. Within our spaces, a varied program of activities, centered around wellbeing, social development, and informal education is offered, fostering feelings of belonging, self-worth and a sense of community. Ultimately, through a holistic approach to the individual’s wellbeing, we support unaccompanied children and young people to re-start their lives where they are, or safely and legally reach an alternative destination that is in their better interests.