By Ibby Osman, student at Cathays High School Cardiff
Leaders from Citizens Cymru Wales joined chapters from across the Citizens UK network for the Citizens UK Civil Society Summit in London on 29 June this year. Nirushan Sudarasan, Ibby Osman and Abdi Osman were among the Welsh cohort that traveled up to celebrate Citizens UK’s 30th anniversary, hosted amazingly by Kings College London on the Strand.
It was an amazing and inspiring day with lots of fascinating testimony from so many leaders including a resettled Syrian family from Milton Keynes whose children are flourishing in school. They took to the stage to launch the ‘Extend the Welcome’ campaign – which is all about making sure the UK government continues to resettle refugees once the current programme ends in 2020.Read more
Citizens UK Community Organisers Amanda Walters (left) and Bekele Woyecha (right) with Executive Director Neil Jameson (centre), mark their fellowship announcement.
250 civic and community leaders from South London Citizens, celebrated campaign progress on affordable housing and Refugees Welcome since the London Mayoral Assembly at William Booth College, Southwark.
The evening began with Clive Adams, Territorial Commander for the Salvation Army, handing over door keys to Cllr. Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, for homes which will house 4 Syrian refugee families.Read more