Take four countries and a project for female migrants’ empowerment. Sounds like a joke? It’s not! For the Fatima Project that is everyday reality. In fact the project aims at creating safe and welcoming learning spaces for women migrants in Poland, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom!
How do we access healthcare if we cannot communicate with our doctors? One of the four major areas where FATIMA aims to support its beneficiaries concerns the introduction to and orientation among local social services available to them and their families.
What can we do to feel included in a new country? It can often be difficult to seek out social experiences and dig deeper into cultural norms when you are focusing on settling in and learning your way around an unfamiliar place.
Sunday 2nd December marked the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. Some people might be surprised to learn that slavery still exists – surely such an awful practice doesn’t happen anymore? Unfortunately, there are currently more people enslaved around the world today, on every continent, than at any other point in human history.
On 17 November, the European Conference on Modern Slavery, organised by Wonder Foundation, gathered about fifty young people to discuss modern slavery in Europe.
A hundred young people attended the latest SEE-ME conference co-organised by Wonder and St Mary’s University Twickenham. The aim of the conference was to raise awareness of modern slavery for Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October. Key charities, leading experts and former victims shared their experience, to help us grasp the extent of the situation in the UK.
Wonder Intern, Phoebe, provides an overview of our recent week-long ending modern slavery training, as part of our SEE-ME programme aimed to create greater awareness of modern slavery and trafficking among young people.
Wonder works with the Ilomba Centre, a multi-functional centre and clinic which hosts various health programmes to educate local citizens about sanitation and health. Ilomba also trains women to become employees in sanitation, hospitality, and healthcare fields.
Kavya, former Wonder Intern now working for the RSA, sat down with us for this candid interview towards the end of her internship to talk achievements, future aspirations and practical advice for anyone interested in volunteering with Wonder.
Wonder Intern, Clara, explores the positive impact of our partner vocational provider, Yarani, situated in Abobo, Abidjan where a lack of opportunities and extreme poverty is all too common.
It was a family affair at the Great Peace Run earlier this year with the mum, brother and sister of Wonder's very own Ruth fundraising for Wonder!
Wonder's Olivia and Ruth travelled to Cameroon in April of this year to provide training and support to pioneering women in Cameroon, who are passionate about instigating change within their communities.
Wonder Intern, Flora, recently visited our partner, the Baytree Centre, in Brixton to witness firsthand the FATIMA project in action and how it advocates the importance of creating safe, welcoming spaces to learn that go beyond traditional textbook study to include daily interactions, confidence building and plenty of conversations within language learning.
How can loneliness and isolation be reduced within migrant and refugee communities in the UK and Europe? The Wonder Foundation believes that through reducing language and cultural barriers, providing safe, congregational spaces, and encouraging personal developed through mentoring can provide some answers.
On the 6th of July, Wonder’s Director of Policy and Campaigns, Olivia Darby, and FATIMA Project Manager, Paola Delmonaco ran a workshop at the 2018 NATECLA Conference, "Feeling confident to learn: Creating education spaces where women feel welcome".
Policy and Research Intern, Flora, responds to the Government's Integration Green Paper on behalf of Wonder.
"Integration was emphasized as a two-way street, requiring everyone to play a role in engaging others." Wonder Intern, Flora, gives an overview of the KMKY Policy Conference.
KMKY Policy Conference attendee, Grace Labeodan, shares her takeaways from our latest conference and what it taught her about social integration.
Reflections from our last KMKY Policy Conference from one of our amazing volunteers, who shares some of the key discussions from the workshop sessions.
Team Ruth brave the volcanic yet stunning landscape of Guatemala to fundraise for Wonder! Find out what their fitness regime has been like and the motivation behind taking part in this challenge!
"We have inspired each other to keep going, keep believing and keep pushing forward." Carol spoke to Wonder in an exclusive interview about her motivations, inspirations and what she enjoys doing in her spare time.
The inspirational Dr Raheal Gabrasadig, Wonder advisor who passed away last May, is remembered by her colleagues as a new award is set up in her name.
Using a social hackathon to change narratives on migrants and social integration? Read on to find out what this is all about!
“Education as a tool to build resilience has the potential to break the cycle of poverty” was the conclusion of our event aiming to make Guatemala visible in order to uncover the reality faced by its 16.3 million inhabitants and find sustainable solutions.
How can we analyse, respond to and understand how migration and power are portrayed in the media? At our recent workshop, we found out.
What are the difficult conversations we need to have in order to cultivate real social integration in the UK? A report back from our recent workshop explains.
Christina Kalachani investigates empowering spaces - one of the ‘five pillars’ of our work - from an educational neuroscience perspective.
On World Day Against Child Labour, we explore the power of good work to prevent hardship, support education and break the cycle of poverty.
Communications intern Beth Rochford takes a look at the context of women's education in Nigeria, exploring why it matters so much across the country.
How do gendered barriers hold women back from education, employment and integration? What can we do about them? Policy intern Ami Saji explores.