Project information

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

Charity information: Baobab Centre For Young Survivors In Exile

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  • Need


    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

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Help develop self confidence


    » A fortnightly philosophy workshop

    Aim 2

    Develop capacities for reflection, imagination and creativity;


    » Fortnightly philosophy workshop

    Aim 3

    explore ideas, develop own views, articulate thoughts & learn to deal with divergent opinions


    » Fortnightly Philosophy Workshop

  • Impact




  • Budget

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  • Background



  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

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