A Refugee Like Me: 2-Day Workshop

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:00


Europe is currently witnessing the greatest refugee crisis since WWII and many young people have been uprooted from their lives, in ways that are unimaginable to most young people in the UK. With homes destroyed, loved ones dead or missing, families torn apart and limited access to education or even basic healthcare, for many, fleeing to Europe seems like the only option. But even for those who are granted asylum in Europe the struggle is far from over, as refugees face discrimination and significant barriers to education and integration. A greater sense of compassion and understanding towards refugees is vital in helping to overcome these barriers, and young people must be central to this effort. 

ONLINE BOOKING NOW CLOSED please email olivia@wonderfoundation.org.uk if you would like to attend

Alternatively, click here to find out about our follow-up event for educators and youth workers on 28th October. 


We invite you to attend a FREE 2-day refugee solidarity workshop during October half-term at which you will:

  • Learn about the issues affecting refugees and the communities they move into, and what YOU can do, through topical film workshops and interactive presentations lead by young people, refugees and experts, including Syria Solidarity UK’s Abdulaziz Almashi, the Migration Museum’s Emily Miller, former refugee and founder of Refugee Trauma, Zarlasht Halamzai, Refugee Action’s Head of Campaigns, Paul Hook, Student Action for Refugees, Xenia’s Theodora Cadbury (more tbc) and politicians
  • Work with other young people aged 16-25  (including refugees) from the UK, Sweden and Slovenia to share ideas on what an inclusive and welcoming UK would look like, and develop an outline of what we can all do to make that vision a reality
  • Develop campaigning, policy  and advocacy skills and an awareness of how young people can engage in social and political activism to bring about change
  • Meet like-minded people of the same age 



This is a rare opportunity for young people to have their say on the most pressing humanitarian matter currently faced by European states at the same time as meeting new people and developing new skills. Through a series of fun, interactive, and thought-provoking activities, you will gain a deeper understanding of the daily struggles of young refugees, and what you can do to make young refugees feel more welcome. 



  • The workshop will take place 24 and 25 October
  • The workshop will be hosted at the Baytree Centre in Brixton (tbc)
  • It is aimed at young people aged 16-25
  • If any young people wish to get involved in the planning and delivery of the workshop, they would be welcome to join our preparation. 
  • European Youthpass certificates will be available to participants


Please email Olivia@wonderfoundation.org.uk for more information