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4 August, 2011

We help to build bridges between young people in Bradford

Through our InterACT programme we help refugees, asylum seekers and other young people to work together on local issues.

In Bradford the young people address drug abuse and the influence of peer pressure. They wrote a newsletter and leaflet to help others find support and were promoted on local radio.

One participant said: 'In Bradford there isn't a lot of mixing so ... it's good because you get to know different people'.

There are now strong links between Bradford College's ESOL programme and Bradford Youth Service. Joanna, an ESOL teacher, says that this new relationship means she can send her students to services in their area.

This work in Bradford is exciting and we want to help other cities to do similar things.

We are looking for organisations in Manchester, Sheffield, Coventry and Slough to join the project in 2012. We need two groups in each city: one working with young refugees and asylum seekers and one with local young people.

If you are interested please contact Leila Nicholas, the InterACT Project Co-ordinator.

More about InterACT.


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