The Rainbow Project is a project in partnership with the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, established in 2001, as a response to an increase of number of asylum-seekers arriving in Nottingham seeking help and a place of safety. It aims to provide practical support and friendship to asylum-seekers and refugees in Nottingham, as well as to increase understanding of the asylum process. It also seeks to embrace racial equality and diversity
Rainbow Choir presents Songs from around the world.
Come along for an evening of songs and music from around the world, performed by local choirs at St Stephen’s Church, Bobbers Mill Road, NG7 5GZ.
Proceeds will go to support the work of the Rainbow Project (£5 adults, £3 unwaged, £2 children under 16, £10 family ticket – two adults and up to four children)
Tickets are available from the Rainbow Project office: 0115 9701855 / email@example.com
Limited number so please book early.
Participants of Cooking Together had a seminar on how to access UK Labour Market by Migrant Employability Empowerment Initiative UK (MEEI-UK). Presenters were Dr Roda Madziva and Dr Juliet Thondhlana. The training helped refugees to acclimatize to the UK labour market system. It covered the following issues:
– Transition from one labour market context to another
– Key things to know about the UK labour market
– Understanding the UK corporate culture
It was a really motivational seminar which helped participants to explore their skills and talent. It helped to build refugee’s confidence, self-awareness, self-esteem and intercultural skills.
Participants also received their Food Safety Level 2 Accreditation! Congratulations to you all.
The Rainbow Project was delighted to welcome members of our Community, partners, our Councillor and the Sheriff of Nottingham for Cooking Together Celebration Day at the Vine Community Centre.
Rupert Aikman, from Healthy Eating Solutions Ltd, has been training a group of refugees living locally whose aim is to create a sustainable livelihood in Nottingham. Participants have acquired healthy cooking skills and Level 2 Food Safety qualification. They have acquired experience in a weekly luncheon club at the Vine Community Centre, where now, they have created social links. Cooking Together has been possible thanks to a grant from Near Neighbours.
Cooking Together Celebration Day was a great opportunity for participants to showcase the skills they have learnt.
The Rainbow Project Women’s Group presents our International Women’s Day Celebration of Diverse Women in Nottingham together with Communities Inc on the 8th March – to be held at the Vine Community Centre, Nottingham.
Activities of the day include story-telling, crafts, singing, dancing, drumming and alternative therapies, etc, followed by a light buffet of international cuisine for lunch.
A dialogue led by Communities Inc. on the role of women in promoting community cohesion and building stronger communities in Nottingham will take place from 1.30 to 2.30.
We look forward to seeing you on the day.
It was great to present, together with the Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham, the film screening ‘Refugee: the Eritrean Exodus’ and to share the panel discussion with the director Chris Cotter of this documentary. We had the opportunity to hear a strong testimony from an Eritrean refugee in Nottingham, who spoke about the reasons that led him to flee Eritrea and his path into Europe. Ms Sara Arapiles also spoke at the event outlining how the refugee law has been implemented by countries such as Ethiopia, Sudan, Israel and some other European countries, as well as related migration policies towards Eritrean asylum claims implemented by these same countries.
We strongly recommend all of you to host this documentary, which follows the Eritrean exodus through Ethiopia and into Israel. It shows Refugee Camps that have not been documented before as well as comments and recommendations by NGO’s and experts, and personal stories from Eritrean refugees.
We heard the experiences of refugees from Eritrea and Syria and the difficulties involved in actually getting support. Ms Sara Arapiles presented statistics, facts and figures on refugees and asylum worldwide and in the UK.
The Rainbow Project was invited to participate in a series of talks taking place during Lent at St Peter’s Church, Nottingham – which aimed to explore important issues facing British society today.
Mrs Dianne Skerritt’s talk looked at what the term ‘diversity’ really means, and how we can gain a much better understanding of our diverse society – exploring how we can all participate and contribute to the richness of diversity. A factual report on human rights was also presented by Ms Sara Arapiles, with direct relevance to people seeking sanctuary in the UK and our current agreed responsibilities at an international level.
Learn more about the Lent Talks at St Peter’s Church
The University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre presented ‘I Am A Migrant’, a refugee storytelling evening in partnership with The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF) and The Rainbow Project.
Refugees and asylum seekers who had fled from Syria, Pakistan and Eritrea shared their personal testimonies and stories. One of our volunteers, Sonia – a refugee from Pakistan – spoke about restrictions on freedom of religion in her country. Ms Sara Palacios Arapiles also spoke at the event, outlining the UK asylum process and the many problems asylum seekers experience even after reaching the alleged safety of British shores.
Learn more about the event in the The University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre Newsletter