City Of Sanctuary

November 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

What a wonderful, wonderful organisation. I blubbered all over my screen watching this –

Why it works –

  • Frame of host’s welcome: our responsibility as a host to welcome people. Not their responsibility ‘to fit in’
  • Music, dancing, art as tools for people to be human together
  • Creating friendships, a web of relationships – not a client/provider set up
  • Organisations from all parts/sectors working together, and having to show commitment by doing something
  • Meaningful work for asylum seekers alongside local residents (on the Greenfingers project for example) when they’re not allowed to work/study elsewhere – achieving things together
  • Recognising volunteers with the award

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