Words for Welcome Refugee Poem

Words for Welcome Refugee Poem

Reading Time: 2 minutes     World Refugee Day takes place on the 20th of June every year. Leading up to this special day, Words for Welcome established a campaign #RefugeeVoice #IAmListening, where one refugee story was shared every day. To conclude this campaign, the team launched the Creatives Competition, which encouraged students globally to write, using these stories […]

Could refugees help solve the problem of ageing populations?

Reading Time: 2 minutes   By Katy Cottrell, Sona Circle Many countries today are experiencing an ageing population, where the number of over 65’s is increasing faster than any other age group in the population. Japan, Italy and Finland currently have the most aged populations, but the UK is not far behind. In the UK over 12 million people […]

#EqualTees by Sona Circle

Equal Tees

Reading Time: 3 minutes     By Katy Cottrell, Sona Circle As coronavirus swept across the UK many business sectors were hit extremely hard. The resulting increase in unemployment has been felt across the country, and especially in major cities like London, Manchester and Birmingham. One group of individuals that has felt the impact the most has been refugees […]

Refugee Access to Technology During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 3 minutes     By Katy Cottrell, Sona Circle During the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us have felt grateful for the digital world which has helped us stay in touch with loved ones, informed with important information and constantly entertained. However, recent research from Breaking Barriers has highlighted the discrepancy in digital access between refugees living in […]

5 Tips for Refugees on How to Write a Resume

Reading Time: 4 minutes     By Carol Duke, Contributor There are many reasons people around the world seek to build a new life in a different country. For refugees, this can mean leaving their home country entirely. Once you settle in and rebuild your life, it’s time to seek a new job. Of course, what better way to […]

Our Sangha: Mindfulness in Life and in Business

Our Sangha

Reading Time: 4 minutes     By Katie McAdam, Sona Circle After gaining a well-regarded role as an analyst at J.P Morgan, Amr Sabbah seemed to have it all. With a proud family, a secure income and a successful career, Sabbah was satisfied with his life.  Following his first year at the global finance giant, Sabbah’s initial contentment faded […]

An Insight to the Italian Migration and Asylum System

The Italian Migration and Asylum System

Reading Time: 3 minutes     Agnese Pierobon, Sona Circle As the COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed lives, economies and health systems across the world, many communities have experienced disruption. One annual event occurring each summer in Italy which has seen no change over the years; the arrival of migrants in the southern shores of the country. This summer, however, […]

Business Grants to Support Companies Hiring Refugees

Business grants for Refugees

Reading Time: 2 minutes     By Zoe Allen, Sona Circle Hiring Refugees: Funding for Your Business   Having discovered the benefits of hiring refugees, you might be interested in exploring some avenues that could provide extra funding for a new hire. For training schemes, like apprenticeships, there is government funding available, and you may also be able to […]

7 Effects of COVID-19 on Refugee Employment

Refugees

Reading Time: 4 minutes     By Zoe Allen, Sona Circle Refugees already face an extensive range of barriers when looking for work in the UK, from low proficiency in English to lack of social connections and difficulty accessing services, to outright discrimination. This leads to the rate of unemployment being four times higher than the UK average for […]

The Culture and Heritage that Refugees Leave Behind

Culture of Refugees

Reading Time: 2 minutes     By Katy Cottrell, Sona Circle When refugees are forced to flee their countries for their safety, they are also forced to leave behind their homes, jobs and many of their personal possessions. But what is sometimes overlooked, is the loss of the unique culture and heritage of their home country. Sometimes this can […]