Older Projects

Media Training:

Over the years, we have run dozens of workshops for refugee adults and young people who want to learn how to make radio and how to get on the air. We have worked with groups including the Red Cross, the Children’s Society, the Migrant English Project and the Refugee and Asylum Seekers Project. During these workshops we cover everything from playlisting and sequencing to interviewing skills and pizza. We hope to inspire a new generation of refugees to engage with community radio and other parts of the media.

Young people and adults involved chose pieces of music, lyrics and songs and artists who had a strong positive influence on them. They spoke on air about the positive impact that the music had had on their lives. They developed the content and theme of the programmes, decided on the running order of the pieces chosen and the interviews as well as producing jingles in several languages.

Radio Mentoring:

 

In 2010 we matched media volunteers with refugees and asylum seekers who want to work together on their own radio programme to tell us about their lives. The pairs worked together to produce a devised radio piece to help foster cross-cultural relationships, reduce isolation and boost the mentee’s confidence. The project reported improvements in confidence, empowerment and English language skills amongst the beneficiaries. One of the mentee participants was the future founder of the respected station, Afghan Voice Radio.

Refugee Radio Times:

 

In 2014 we published a book that brought together refugees and asylum seekers who had stories to tell with journalists and writers who helped them to get their stories on paper.

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Refugee Kitchen Project:

In 2010 we matched media volunteers with refugees and asylum seekers who want to work together on their own radio programme to tell us about their lives. The pairs worked together to produce a devised radio piece to help foster cross-cultural relationships, reduce isolation and boost the mentee’s confidence. The project reported improvements in confidence, empowerment and English language skills amongst the beneficiaries. One of the mentee participants was the future founder of the respected station, Afghan Voice Radio.