Community

RR provides community assistance and support to improve lives and promote aspirations of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants, in particular but not exclusively Syrians and other Arabic speakers in the UK. RR has established an advice service that provides support with benefits, job searches, and immigration matters, thus working to improve the economic and social well-being of British Syrian residents and immigrants from other countries, helping them to become self-reliant in their new country. RR also brings the Syrian community together during these difficult times experienced in their mother country through organising social gatherings and monthly seminars that promote constructive discussions. Our activities are open to the public and are highly successful in bringing the Syrian community together with the wider community.
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Community Iftaars in Ramadan 2022

Two Iftaars have been successfully organised for the Syrian community in Manchester during the blessed month of Ramadan at our centre in Longsight. Every Iftaar was attended by nearly 70 people who had their Iftaar and performed taraweeh prayers together. It was a lovely atmosphere to reconnect with our community in Ramadan again after 2 years of lockdown because of Covid.

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Keep Manchester Tidy

On Saturday 25 April 2022, Rethink Rebuild Society participated in a campaign to Keep Manchester tidy. A group of volunteers from the Syrian community in Manchester gathered together to clean the streets of Longsight and do litter picking. We wish to thank all of those who were involved especially children for their hard work.

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Meeting with the White Helmets

On Sunday 27 March 2022, we had the pleasure of meeting Raed al-Saleh, the head of Syria Civil Defence - The White Helmets at our centre, where we talked about the history of the #WhiteHelmets, their roles in documenting human rights violations, the current situation in Syria, and what can be done to protect civilians and help displaced people.

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