Bi-monthly Newsletter

Assalam Alikom

Dear all,
Along with the third bi-monthly newsletter, Rethink Rebuild Society (RR) extends greetings and congratulations to all at the beginning of Ramadan.
As you are aware, RR participated actively in the campaign to kick the BNP leader, Nick Griffin, out of the European parliament. Griffin held the seat for North West. He is a close ally of Assad and he sternly opposes hosting Syrian refugees in the UK. We are happy that after May 2014 elections, Nick Griffin and his party conceded defeat “leaving the UK BNP free”.

Best regards,
Haytham Alhamwi

Afzal Khan visits RR office

Afzal Khan visits RR OfficeMEP Afzal Khan paid a visit to RR office on Friday 16th May and discussed the ways to serve the Syrian case if he became an MEP. Happily, Mr Khan was elected to be one of the North West MEPs.

Manchester Bupa run

Manchester Bupa RunRR in cooperation with Syria relief took the opportunity of Manchester BUPA run on Saturday 17th May for fund raising for school projects inside Syria. The amount of money collected from this event was £8811.

SBMS regional meeting

SBMS Regional MeetingRR organised the first Syrian British Medical Society North West regional meeting in Manchester on Saturday 24th May. The meeting was attended by about 30 Syrian health care professionals who was informed about the establishment, mission, and current projects of the SBMS. Read more

International Alert visits RR

International Alert visits RRRR attended Conflict Ideas Forum held in London on Wednesday 28th May by International Alert. After the Forum, Mr. Dan Smith, the Secretary General of IA visited RR’s office and exchanged thoughts about possible ways to work together on peace-building projects related to Syria.

Almanar Arabic School fun day

RR participated in Almanar Arabic School family funday that took place on Sunday 1st June. The event was very successful and the £1578 collected was sent to Syria Relief to assist with the Community School Project in Syria.

Syrian refugees are welcome here

Syrian refugees are welcome hereCalled by Syria Solidarity Movement and other groups, RR participated in the protest that took place in Liverpool on Monday 16th June. The purpose was to exercise pressure on the Home Office to stop delaying Syrian asylum seekers cases. Read more

Is it a matter of energy?

RR organised a lecture delivered by Dr. Firas Miro on Friday 20th June. Dr. Miro talked about the impact of oil on reshaping the Middle East and discussed how and why we have to endeavour to make use of solar energy to reduce the suffering of the Syrian people.

Bag packing at ASDA Hulme fundraising

Bag packing at ASDA Hulme fundraisingRR organised a bag-packing fundraiser for Syria relief at ASDA Hulme on Saturday 21st June. The total amount of money collected from the event was £1260 that will help the educational Projects. Read more

A statement to the government

A statement to the governmentRR along with other organisations issued a statement of objection, published by the Guardian, against the re-establishment of the UK diplomatic relations with Iran through re-opening the embassies in both countries.

RR’s shuttle tour in London

RR along with the Syrian Expert House (SEH) went on shuttle tours in London meeting with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, House of Lords, Chatham house, Oxford Research Group, Amnesty International, Qatari ambassador and the Syrian community in London. The visits aimed at promoting the “Syria Transition Roadmap” prepared by the SEH.

Iranian opposition conference in Paris

Iranian opposition conference in ParisRR along with many Syrian opposition groups attended the conference of Iranian opposition held in Paris on Friday 27th June. More than 300 Iranian associations from around the world took part in the "All for Freedom" gathering asking for a political change in Iran.

Palestinians in Europe conference in Paris

Palestinians in Europe ConferenceRR along with Palestinians Forum in the UK attended the 12th Palestinians in Europe Conference in Paris held on Saturday 3rd May and attended by many organisations, families, and individuals. The conference stressed the importance of Palestinian people’s return to Palestine.

Cheadle Mosque fundraising event

CMA in cooperation with Human Appeal hosted a fundraising dinner at the Sheridan Suite on Saturday 14th June to support Cheadle Mosque development plans. RR attended that event and showed support for this important project.

Syria Relief 3rd anniversary

Syria Relief 3rd anniversaryMembers of the Syrian community and RR office attended the 3rd Anniversary of the Syria Relief on Saturday 21st June. SR informed the audience on the great projects being implanted inside Syria and thanked all its supporters including RR.

IEngage rebranding event

IEngage rebranding eventRR attended IEngage rebranding event on Tuesday 24th June. IEngage is now MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development). Mr. Sufyan Ismail, CEO, delivered a lecture about Muslims status in the UK and the importance of engagement with the society. Visit mend

Paintball activity

Paintball ActivityRR arranged a paintball game at Paintball HQ on Saturday 7th June for 17 Syrians. Although the weather was not clear and sunny, the game was nice and fun and gave some sense of reality with the rain and mud.

Upcoming Events


Tahajjud Night
KD Grammar School


Eid Party
Methodist Church Crumpsall




Together for Syria IV

The Educational Project of the Syrian Community of Manchester
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Raised so far: £25,603
Target: £40,000

in partnership with
Syria Relief charity

RR Loyalty Programme

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