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Refugee awareness and befriender training
‘Restore’ is offering free online training to anyone interested in discovering more about refugee issues, or volunteering as a befriender. Restore is a project of Birmingham Churches Together, which aims to welcome, include and assist the integration of refugees and those seeking sanctuary from persecution. Restore works to achieve this through befriending, social activities, equipping refugees for work, and advocacy and awareness-raising.
The new training course will run over three Monday evenings in October. Sessions will include an introduction to the global refugee situation and the UK asylum application process. Participants will hear directly from a befriender and a refugee, and will learn guidelines and boundaries for befriending. At the end of the course, participants may choose to become a befriender.
The dates for the training sessions are Mondays 5, 12 and 19 October, in each case lasting from 7.15pm to 8.45pm. Participants will need access to the internet and to the Zoom app.