Action For Refugees In Lewisham

Action For Refugees In Lewisham

Charity information

Action For Refugees In Lewisham

AFRIL works to relieve poverty and isolation among local refugees and asylum seekers; advance their education and educate the general public about their rights and needs. We achieve this through the provision of a variety of free services to cater for the complex and interlinked needs of our clients and to ensure that they are supported to help themselves. Projects include our children's supplementary school and our legal advice service among others.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    • Empowering them to acquire skills and knowledge.
    • Finding out about and accessing services.
    • Providing volunteer experience to build their skills.
    Our Mission
    • Relieve the poverty of refugees.
    • Advance the education of refugees.
    • Educate the general public about the
    rights and needs of refugees.
    Our Values
    • Empowerment: help people to help themselves.
    • Protection: uphold migrants & refugees’ rights.
    • Equality: celebrate differences, treat everyone
    equitably, uphold human rights.
    • Independence: partner with others
    • Engagement: involve communities and wider
    public in our work.
    • Excellence: our goal, we value transparency,
    creativity, participation and learning.
    • Respect: everyone is valued, staff and volunteers
    are supported to realise their potential.

  • Aims

    Action For Refugees In Lewisham aims to:

    • Relieve poverty through supporting 12 destitute families and actively engage in fundraising in order to provide for the needs of our clients. Additionally we assist them in becoming more independent.
    • Advance the education of our clients through a supplementary Saturday school which currently educates 70 children from the ages of 4-11. We provide ESOL classes with a creche for adults with children
    • Provide legal and general advice (including benefits) three times a week enabling clients to secure their entitlements and take more control over their own lives.
  • Overview

    Established: July 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1116344

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 12

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 020 8297 4111

    Address: F3 Leemore Central Community Hub Bonfield Road Lewisham London SE13 5ES

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