THE GATEWAY

THE GATEWAY

Problem:

Over a million asylum seekers migrate into Europe every year from poverty-stricken and war-torn countries including Iran, Syria, and Zimbabwe. Without refugee status, they are denied the right to work and forced to live on state benefits as low as 5 pounds a day. Last year 59% of asylum seekers were denied refugee status. Even those that do get it, struggle to integrate into society and find jobs.

Solution:

This initiative is an employability program aimed at empowering refugees and asylum seekers, through workshops and a mentorship program. The workshops include soft skills such as presentation skills, English-speaking skills, and team-work skills. There are also IT skills workshops. This year the project is looking to expand into networking sessions and a mentorship scheme.

Year

2018