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We aim to make a difference to public attitudes to refugees in Scotland and the UK to help the efforts to make refugees feel safe and secure in Scotland; to increase the confidence of the refugees to tell their story and help integrate them further in Scottish communities and community groups.

We aim to make a difference to public attitudes to refugees in Scotland and the UK to help the efforts to make refugees feel safe and secure in Scotland; to increase the confidence of the refugees to tell their story and help integrate them further in Scottish communities and community groups.
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We aim to make a difference to public attitudes to refugees in Scotland and the UK to help the efforts to make refugees feel safe and secure in Scotland; to increase the confidence of the refugees to tell their story and help integrate them further in Scottish communities and community groups.

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English


Episodes

People say that we are an extended family and Maryhill Integration Network is their second home

8/22/2018
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Maryhill Integration Network (MIN) started in 2011 as a drop-in point for refugees and asylum seekers in Glasgow. It was and still is a place they could get a cup of tea, good advice and English tuition. It has grown significantly since. Now it offers a long list of clubs, support and activities. Ken spoke to founder Rema Sherifi and volunteers Pinar Aksu and Gianluca Palombo to find out how this amazing organisation has grown. Here's the transcript (prepared by Xenia Raynaud) -0- K: I’m...

Duration:00:27:14

Küche – food as a tool to start a different kind of conversation

7/24/2018
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Hello and welcome to the Refugee Voices Scotland podcast. This episode features Küche, a social start-up which creates socially engaged one-off food-led events and community dinners that discuss the anthropology of food. Feeling hungry already? I spoke to Deborah May, founder of Küche. Stay tuned for details of how you can take part in Küche events at the end of the podcast. Here's the transcript -0- K: I am here with Deborah May from Küche. Hi Deborah, how are you? D: Good pronunciation....

Duration:00:13:54

Colours of Edinburgh – Art that makes a Difference

6/19/2018
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Welcome to the Refugee voices Scotland podcast it's not often we get invited to sit in on a meeting for a refugee project. Ok, it has never happened. We were delighted to be invited to join the Meeting of the Colours of Edinburgh project. Colours of Edinburgh is a refugee and art project and it's happening on June 21st. Our Ken joined the meeting and then after the meeting spoke to co-founders Moh Al-Haifi and Muriel McIntyre. -0- Here's the transcript: K: I am in Edinburgh today at the...

Duration:00:23:22

Aimee from the Ivory Coast. A person with refugee status.

5/12/2018
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This podcast features Aimee Corrine Ottroh. Aimee was an asylum seeker from Ivory coast. She arrived in the UK in 2011. After dispersal to Glasgow, she spent three years trying to get refugee status. She has now several academic achievements and she is now a UNESCO RILA ambassador. Links to all the organisations mentioned in the podcast are at the bottom of this post. We thought we would try something new and what follows is a transcript of the interview. K: So what's on your mind today?...

Duration:00:24:36

We did it! How we got started and our most memorable podcast moments from 2017

12/31/2017
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Welcome to the last Refugee Voices Scotland podcast of 2017. This podcast looks back on our favourite bits of the podcasts we have made so far. We also talk about the people and organisations that helped get us started. Late in 2016 in the UK, there was a lot of negative tabloid news focused on refugees and immigrants. My daughter and I were chatting in WhatsApp about the negativity and what to do about it. I make podcasts for my work. My daughter said, “why not make podcasts of refugee...

Duration:00:16:20

Sabir Zazai – the dividing power of numbers and the connecting power of stories.

10/22/2017
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Welcome to the Refugee Voices Scotland podcast. In this podcast, I talk to Sabir Zazai, the new Chief Executive of the Scottish Refugee Council (SRC), who on 18 December 1999, then 23, arrived in Britain as a refugee from Afghanistan. When I spoke to Sabir, he was in his fourth week at SRC and Sabir talked about the importance of family to refugees, the impact of refugees on both communities and business, the dividing power of numbers and the connecting people of stories. I am sure you...

Duration:00:18:20

Milk Cafe a safe, supportive environment where refugee and migrant women in Glasgow can receive employability support.

9/19/2017
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Welcome to show number two, focused on the amazing MILK Cafe in Victoria Road Glasgow. On a beautiful afternoon and in the midst of preparing for a children’s workshop in this small cosy space, Angela Ireland made us a coffee, sat us down and told us how and why the cafe started. MILK Cafe is a cafe that provides a safe, supportive environment where refugee and migrant women in the Glasgow community can receive employability support through opportunities to gain appropriate skills,...

Duration:00:15:58