Asylum seekers share hopes for the future in English classes

Asylum seekers share hopes for the future in English classes

We wanted to share with you how amazing the people are that we are working with at the local hotels. This was taken from the initial assessment for English classes in Luton, and their responses are just incredible.

‘If you had £1 million, what would you spend it on?’

‘I would share it with charities, and help orphans.
‘Send it to charitable institutions.’
‘Help poor people.’
‘Honestly, I would donate it all to charities in the U.K.’
‘I would spend it to try and make the world a better place. I would try to stop wars.’

‘What job would you like to do?’

‘I would like to work with language translation.’
‘I’d like to teach sports.’
‘In my country, I am a vet. I would like to do that here too.’
‘I want to be a lawyer, if I can qualify here.’
‘I want to be a builder.’
‘I love learning about business, or I’d like to be a religion teacher.’
‘I would like to become a doctor.’

Asylum seekers are keen to learn and contribute to their local communities, and benefit enormously from language support, which helps them access legal assistance for their asylum claims, integrate in a new country and local area, and make life a bit easier.

To get involved with volunteering for Care4Calais in the U.K., email annie@care4calais.org.

About Care4Calais

Care4Calais was founded by a group of volunteers with the sole aim of supporting the people of the Calais refugee camps, providing fresh meals, warm clothing, heating and important legal and medical support.

We are not politicians – we are people like you who simply believe that every human has the right to be treated in a fair and dignified way.