Our ESOL students have been supporting Refuweegee by getting involved with their ‘Letters fae the Locals’ and ‘Welcome Packs’ projects. Refuweegee is a local charity set up to help newcomers to Glasgow to feel welcome and find their feet.
The charity provides a Welcome Pack to each newcomer, which comes in a hand-decorated tote bag. The Welcome Pack contains essential items to help people settle in to their new home. One of the nicest components of the Welcome Pack are the Letters fae the Locals – handwritten cards with personal messages written from a local to a newcomer.
Many of our ESOL students can identify with being a new person in a new city and so they are well placed to offer some advice and words of encouragement. A brilliant way to reach out to and connect with the community as well as practice English!
If you are interested in getting involved with Refuweegee, you can contact them directly through their website contact or on Facebook, or get in touch with Claire Philip ESOL Lecturer on firstname.lastname@example.org.