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conversation over borders

We believe in bridging borders through conversation.

 

We bring together displaced people and the wider community, to facilitate human connection, reduce social isolation and build confidence in spoken English.

 

We believe in ensuring that everyone has equal opportunities to thrive in their new lives in the UK.

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About

our vision

Our vision is connected communities, where refugees and asylum seekers have equitable opportunities to thrive in their new lives in the UK.

We do this through providing one-to-one online befriending, English classes, peer support groups and digital inclusion support, to tackle loneliness and upskill our community.

 

We bring together refugees and asylum seekers with the wider community to spark cross-cultural dialogue and show that we have more in common than we do separating us.

"Now I feel as if I take a step forward every day. Now I'm starting to feel alive and I'm starting to feel my life has meaning. You may see these things as simple, but we see them as great things that have great value and impact on us.

 

It heals our wounds and revives hope in our hearts. It makes us forget all the pain and sorrows that we lived in our countries.”

Khaled

"Conversation Over Borders has given me the chance to make connections with people I never would have otherwise, in a time when meeting new people is almost impossible.

 

I have loved seeing my partner's English improve over the past eight months - as her confidence improves I’ve had the opportunity to learn more about her culture and experiences which has been such a privilege."

eden

"With the advancement of science and technology, the world has become a small village. All people should be able to exchange ideas and communicate with eachother easily and transparently.

 

I hope to learn the language sooner and better. To be a useful person. To be a lawyer. To be a good writer."

mosayeb

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other ways to get involved

If you would like to volunteer on our Digital Inclusion Project, please email Ily:

digital-inclusion@conversationoverborders.org

If you have media, communications, fundraising or other skills and would like to volunteer them to grow our small but impactful organisation, contact Colette: colette@conversationoverborders.org

English & befriending project

Our English & Befriending Project connects asylum seekers and refugees with volunteer tutors in the UK for free one-on-one online English conversation classes. This builds friendships, human connections and the changes to learn language and share culture.

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