The Great Migration is one of the defining challenges of our time. Millions have been forced to leave their homes because of war, famine, water shortage or persecution
Host Abingdon is a group of people who want Abingdon to be a place of sanctuary for those who have lost everything we take for granted.
We will extend the warm hand of friendship to asylum seekers and refugees who urgently need our help.
There are many ways you can help. Please do contact us.
Ways you can help:
• Be a ‘compassionate’ landlord
• Donate to the St Ethelwold Sanctuary Fund
• Campaign and Lobby
• Help new arrivals to integrate into our community
• Be a supporter
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The Host Abingdon ESOL Programme
Host Abingdon supporter, Francesca writes about the English language tuition that we are providing for the Syrian families we are supporting in Oxfordshire.
“For some time now English language (ESOL) classes have been running at St Ethelwold’s House, and when our first Syrian family arrived in September we extended the programme to provide ESOL for them. Working closely with our colleagues from the Red Cross two Host Abingdon volunteer teachers started weekly classes with the parents, first in their home and later on in a room provided by the local school. Our team has now grown to four and the family, who initially knew no English at all, are making steady progress. We’re now getting ready for families two and three, and we have more than twenty teachers signed up, all volunteers. Looking further ahead we hope to be able to help other families as they arrive in the area, and to extend our programme to include English for Work and maybe even venture into other kinds of activity, for example an art and craft workshop.
If you would like to contact Host Abingdon then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01235 555486 (Monday to Friday 1.30 – 5.00) or complete the form below
St Ethelwold’s House
30 East St Helen Street