Partners Case Studies
JANTELA PARTNERSHIPS - CASE STUDIES
1. Bradford Action for Refugees Client Case Study:
“I joined the project in August 2010. When we first arrived in Bradford in 2008, we rarely go out and about as we did not know places to go or things to do. Joining BAfR has marked the start of life full of achievement and confidence to my three children and myself.
The project has helped my children to become more confident and comfortable in dealing with others and making new friends. I was especially concerned about my elder (6 year old) child’s shy and hesitant behaviour. Though very intelligent, he could not express himself confidently and would shy back when asked or talked to. Last week he won the Coats of Arm Prize for children in the Gypsy Roma Traveller Refugee Competition in Bradford. I am sure and as all his teacher’s said, this will boost his self esteem and his future in drawing.
For me the project has become like a resort that I escape to, to ease off all the stress and gloominess that I face in life. I am very thankful to the project team that they lend a listening ear, a supportive hand and a sympathetic heart.”
2. Asylum & Refugees in Kingston upon Hull Client Case Study:
“I am 37 years old. I never went to school because I grew up in a travelling family and I never settled down. I also have mental health problems. College turned me away because they said it was not the place for me. One day I was at the library and the manager told me about ARKH.
I have English every week. It gives me confidence and self-esteem and I am glad ARKH is here. I think it is a wonderful place. The volunteers are great and without ARKH a lot of people would be lost. I wish there were more places like this because there are a lot of people like me.”
3. Cultures United in Kirklees Client Case Study:
“When I came to the UK I didn’t know anything about life here X (member of staff) in particular, helped me a lot and sort out my problems. Cultures United were basically my first family in the UK as I did not know anybody and was very lonely.
I got my (refugee) status to stay and was very happy but then came problems-no money, no food for children, no home and no furniture. Now things are good. It makes a difference having access to staff who speak different languages. Because they have advice work skills they can sort out difficulties quickly and avoid problems building up.
All the time if I have any problems I come to Cultures United. I always thank them and feel proud for them. I think meeting people from all over the world has given me confidence that I can get on with people. There is no way they could have helped me better.”