Mar 04

Staff Visit SERV, Salford

SERV at St Sebastians Community Centre, Salford

This evening a number of St Joseph's staff visited SERV, Salford to install wall displays to help support the learning provided to refugees by The Edmund Rice Network #edmundspeople

This was part of the challenge set earlier this year by Edmund Rice Education beyond Borders to ‘Look Out of Your Window’. Staff looked and decide to support some of the work that is undertaken at St Sebastian’s Community Centre in Salford by the Edmund Rice Network- SERV – Salford Edmund Rice Volunteers.
The Brothers offer a range of help. Brother Ger O’Connell and the Brothers are an active and compassionate presence at St Sebastians seven days a week, offering ESOL classes, providing individual counselling and advocacy as necessary, hosting refugee groups for both religious and social activities, and acting as a refuge for spiritual space and dialogue. Currently the biggest group of service-users are refugees fleeing from violence and genocide in South Sudan and Darfur.

Staff from St Joseph’s were privileged and humbled to meet some of these people.

Our aim was to make their ‘classroom’ a bright and engaging environment that supported the learning that goes on there.

St Joseph’s staff took displays to support learning English and showing some basic money and Maths problems using the English Language.


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