Mayor of Kingston Julie Pickering with RAK Director Fazil Kawani

Last Friday, at our AGM, we appointed trustees to guide our charity for the coming year and reviewed the impact of our work on refugees living, studying and working in and around Kingston. The meeting was attended by the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Julie Pickering (pictured left with RAK director Fazil Kawani), clients, volunteers, staff and other stakeholders.

Syrian Food

We shared delicious Syrian food cooked by some of our clients (one of whom is a professional chef). We were inspired by client speakers who described how their lives have changed since they first came to the UK. We were also updated on the RBK migrant and refugee strategy by Kingston Council, including the work it is doing to support community sponsorship of refugees with collaboration from RAK, which is the local expertise partner. 

13:07, 29 Nov 2017 by Rupika Gunawardena