Established in 2003, Reconnect is a London based Charity that support unemployed and underemployed refugees , to enable them realise their potential as teachers and journalists and become active participants in the UK and in their countries of origin or in developing countries.
The mission of reconnect is underpinned by a belief that refugees can be placed, not displaced. Through the provision of appropriate guidance, training, work experience and development of innovative projects, we can work with unemployed and underemployed refugees to realise their potential as teachers and journalists and become active participants in the UK and in their countries of origin or in developing countries.
Reconnect aims to:
- To provide unemployed and underemployed refugees with relevant one-to-one guidance and support to enable them to make an informed choice about their disrupted study/career progression;
- To work with unemployed and underemployed refugees to enable them to access appropriate training, work experience and employment opportunities in teaching and journalism;
- To link the skills and the potentials of teachers and journalists with refugee background in the UK with that of the developmental needs of their countries of origin or developing countries;
- To build strategic engagement and partnerships with refugee communities, voluntary and public organisations to enable effective and efficient use of scarce resources;
- To enable refugees to engage directly with the media, policy makers and the public through events and roundtables to raise awareness of issues relating to refugees and global displacement.
Established: November 2003
Registered Charity Number: 1105016
Board members: 5
Full time staff: 1
Phone number: 02076974065
Address: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PAView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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