We provide English lessons and support for migrants in Brighton & Hove who may feel isolated
Your donation will help the Migrant English Project (MEP) provide free informal English lessons for refugees and asylum-seekers. We offer a welcoming, friendly and safe space where people meet others and receive support, free lunch and help with transport costs. MEP assists people in all areas of their lives (doctor visits, local library, housing, IT skills etc). MEP is an independent initiative run entirely by volunteers and is funded by the generosity of kind supporters like you - thank you.Why the community needs us
The Migrant English Project helps asylum seekers and refugees play an active part in the community. In a student's own words: "For me it's nice to socialise - here you have most races so it's very nice. I just feel that I am useful. Otherwise I would be hanging out in the street. What would a person do with no job? Hanging out is not good."Our impact on the community
We use student testimonies and open meetings to evaluate the project --- "Teachers are cooperative and helpful and polite. They help me to improve my language. Before I didn't speak a word and now I can communicate and live in this environment. It also build up my confidence. I am very grateful." --- "I can talk to everybody and I am learning. Every teacher is special, generous with a big heart because they are volunteers. The most important is that this place shouldn't close. Where would I go?"
We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the running of the project, welcoming people and chatting, making drinks and lunch for people, teaching English and making teaching aids, organising day trips, and entertaining children while parents are learning. Please see our volunteer information page: http://mepbrighton.com/volunteers.html