Young Asylum Seekers/Refugees' Philosophy Group
To run a fortnightly philosophy group with young asylum seekers and refugees who arrived in the UK unaccompanied. All the young people who attend the centre suffer from PTSD and complex mental health problems. Through this work we aim to develop imagination, creativity and capacity for reflection
April 2016 - March 2018
Baobab Centre For Young Survivors In Exile
The young people who attend the centre have experienced violence in their home communities including rape, imprisonment, torture, and trafficking for sexual or labour exploitation. As a result of their experiences, they have difficulties in sustaining their self-confidence, self-esteem and problems in developing relationships with others. They have complex mental health problems and have lost the capacity for reflection and developing and holding their own opinions.
The Baobab Centre’s philosophy workshops will create a caring environment where the young people learn to:
• explore ideas, develop their own views, articulate their thoughts and learn to deal with widely divergent opinions as well as learning to listen to and be listened to with respect;
• develop capacities for reflection, imagination and creativity;
• develop a sense of confidence and the capacity to solve problems;
• generally experience a sense of belonging
Help develop self confidence
Activities» A fortnightly philosophy workshop
Develop capacities for reflection, imagination and creativity;
Activities» Fortnightly philosophy workshop
explore ideas, develop own views, articulate thoughts & learn to deal with divergent opinions
Activities» Fortnightly Philosophy Workshop
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