A good news from Birmingham as a young entrepreneur sets out to teach asylum seekers and refugees blogging, to help them share and tell their migration stories.
This young entrepreneur from Birmingham is Jordan Garvey. She’s also a social media guru, creative writer and website designer.
She has invited any refugee, asylum seeker or migrant living in Birmingham to register for free.
Jordan plans to share all she knows with them on how they can set up a blog and share their stories with the world.
It’s very good to see migrants, asylum seekers and refugees taught better ways of using the Internet than doing weird things online like selling feet pics to make money.
The Internet can be used to make money and even improve lives, if people know how to. That’s why this is very important and why it will help a lot of those who participate.
It’s headed by MiFriendly Cities project and is completely free. This MiFriendly Cities project is a 3-year long initiative helping migrants and refugees contribute meaningfully to their communities and the world at large.
Participants will also learn skills such as: basic film and games making, social media, photography, article writing, messaging, pitching stories to media outlets and journalists, etc.
All of these will go a long way to helping them in life, no matter what else they decide to do in future.
It’s delivered by Migrant Voice a London-based charity focused on helping migrants all over the world, including asylum seekers and refugees.
According to Nazek Ramadan, Migrant Voice’s director, “Migrant Voice is proud to be part of this project to ensure migrants’ own voices and stories are heard.
“Our own research shows that 85 per cent of stories about migration don’t quote a migrant. We want to make sure first hand experiences of migration are heard, and that the public debate is less toxic and damaging to community cohesion.”