Refugee Support Express – 12 July
WELCOME TO THE REFUGEE SUPPORT EXPRESS
Dear Political Leaders of Europe
In the name of my family, I appeal to anyone who will listen. Is it not our right to sleep on a bed? Buy our own food? Protect our children from falling bullets? It is not our right to live too?
These are just extracts from an incredible letter addressed this week to the political leaders of Europe by resident of Katsikas camp, Mohammad Nabeel, in response to the despicable asylum and immigration policies being implemented across the EU
Please help us to share this letter as far across the globe as possible, and contact your country leader or EU representative to express your disgust at these policies. Help us to campaign for change for those who are stuck, as Mohammad puts it, in a container, waiting…and waiting.
Introducing the Refugee Support business fund: for a more dignified life
We are proud to be launching a new business scheme at Katsikas camp, which we hope will enable people to start to take their futures back into their own hands. We believe there are a lot of talented and experienced people living at Katsikas camp, and we want to give everyone the chance that we know they all long for: the chance to work hard and utilise their skills to help them regain normality in their lives.
Our new scheme asks anyone on the camp who is interested to submit a one-page business proposal. For each viable proposal, we will provide a fund of €1,000, plus the legal and coaching support needed to get the business started.
You can read more about the new business plan and eligible criteria here. We believe refugees should be allowed the opportunity to grow, develop, and work just like everyone else, which is why we are passionate that everyone at Katsikas camp should have access to a scheme like this, and to a chance at their own future.
If you’d like to help support refugees by contributing towards this new scheme, you can aid by making a donation or by getting in touch if you have business coaching skills.
Dignity through adversity
How do we maintain a sense of dignity in the face of adversity? And in the chaos of a refugee camp, where people’s needs far outweigh their own ability to provide for them, how do you decide what to prioritise and deliver?
These are just two of the questions that Paul will be discussing at Café Psychologique in Brighton on July Tuesday 24.
Café Psychologique is a space dedicated to talking about life from a psychological perspective. Trained professionals will attend to help aid stimulate thought and discussion, but there will be no lectures or seminars, and the event will be accessible to those with all levels of knowledge.
Join Paul and friends of Café Psychologique on Tuesday 24 at the Latest Music Bar, Brighton, to have your questions heard and discussed.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Presentation and discussion will run from 7pm-9pm with a 15-minute interval.
There’s lots you can do to raise awareness for those who need it. If you have an idea for an event that you’d like to host, please get in touch with us to let us know, and we can see how we can help.
More funtastic fundraising
We appealed to the golfers of this year’s Haider Cup in the city of Toronto on our tour of the USA, and the generous team responded by organising a raffle and an auction, raising a massive $16,500 (£12,455)!
It’s always incredible to see people helping people, and we’d like to say a huge thank you to every golfer who got involved to help support refugees.
Thank you for reading, and we’ll see you next time.
Please contact us today at email@example.com if you would like to help support refugees, or just want to get in touch.