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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Warrington Pack-a-thon

A community-led initiative in Warrington led by a group of volunteers took off on 22 January in the form of a pack-a-thon. After collecting clothes and other items for some time, these items were ready to be organised and packed into a container to be taken to Syria, where it would provide much-needed aid.

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Book Launch: Burning Country

RR hosted a book launch on 22 January for the book 'Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War'. We were joined by the author, Robin Yassin-Kassab, who captivated the audience for almost two hours as he examined some of the issues that appear in his book and took questions from the audience.

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Monthly Seminar: Parallel Lines Intersect - Can we Succeed if we Start Over?

Our monthly seminar for January was presented by Dr. Saladin Sawan by the title of 'Parallel Lines Intersect, Numbers Equal their Multiples, and the Limits of Reason - Can we Succeed if we Start Over?'. This seminar provided an interesting challenge to attendees to evaluate their decision-making processes and to understand the limits of reason. Dr.

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Volunteer Workshop

A group of youth volunteers met in the RR office on 15 January to create and pursue volunteer initiatives. One group is working on creating art projects for young refugees, and another is working on getting Syrian refugees involved in community service initiatives. We look forward to seeing these ideas develop!

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