Support our mission to help refugees into work

Support our mission to help refugees into work

“Here is so different from my country – you need a CV to apply for jobs!”

Mahir dreams of becoming self-sufficient, supporting his family and setting up his own business, making Syrian Cheeses. 

We take pride in providing refugees with the tools they need to gain meaningful employment.

It can take years for a person to gain refugee status. In the UK, Asylum Seekers are provided with housing and living costs but unable to work. When a person is given refugee status they have just one month to find employment and housing. At this stage, many refugees sadly become homeless and also face stress and poverty related health challenges. Refugees in our community are often isolated and face many barriers to work, from lack of social networks to knowledge of the UK job sector.

We want to ensure there is a path to employment for people like Mahir.

With the money raised we will run our 8-week employment and hospitality training programme to 6 people at a time, engaging those who have refugee status and live in South-East London. We are also working towards building a permanent cafe in Lewisham, a meeting and eating place for all – where trainee chefs can share and celebrate food from their home countries with the wider community. 

To make a donation please visit our Go-Fund-Me page. All contributions will be hugely appreciated. From all of us at Refugee Cafe – thank you!

“Here is so different from my country – you need a CV to apply for jobs!”

Mahir dreams of becoming self-sufficient, supporting his family and setting up his own business making Syrian Cheeses. 

 

We take pride in providing refugees with the tools they need to gain meaningful employment.

It can take years for a person to gain refugee status. In the UK, Asylum Seekers are provided with housing and living costs but unable to work. When a person is given refugee status they have just one month to find employment and housing. At this stage, many refugees sadly become homeless and also face stress and poverty related health challenges. Refugees in our community are often isolated and face many barriers to work, from lack of social networks to knowledge of the UK job sector.

With your help we can ensure there is a path to employment for people like Mahir.

With the money raised we will run our 8-week employment and hospitality training programme to 6 people at a time, engaging those who have refugee status and live in South-East London. We are also working towards building a permanent cafe in Lewisham, a meeting and eating place for all – where trainee chefs can share and celebrate food from their home countries with the wider community. 

All contributions towards our mission are hugely appreciated. From all of us at Refugee Cafe – thank you!