OU year of #Mygration video featuring Befrienders

To mark their Year of #Mygration, the Open University have produced a short video highlighting some key issues they have been raising awareness of, including the detention of migrants. The video includes Befrienders Jo Vincett, and Sara De Jong. You can watch the video and read more about #Mygration here

All fun and games at Equality & Diversity Day

Equality and Diversity Day was marked at Yarl's Wood IRC on Friday 29th June, and Ali, Shirley and Befriender, Sidney proudly staffed our tombola stall on the day. The prizes offered, including quiz books, colouring books and notebooks (all staples at our Drop in sessions at the centre!) proved a popular attraction and we had a steady flow of visitors to our stall. We 'competed' well with the nail-painting and hand-painting offered by other stalls! Naomi, the Welfare Officer organising the day had arranged a variety of food from samosas to spring rolls and welcome ice-creams as temperatures soared in the Sports Hall. Entertainment included a troupe of Bollywood dancers that Sidney felt had

We offer befriending support to people held in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, aiming to reduce their isolation, reinforce their self-esteem and affirm their human dignity.

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