Gratitude to the Donors Thank you very much to all our donors for the great assistance in keeping our project alive. Your donations have great impact on our ability to deliver our project activities and make a difference in the lives of our service users both new and existing ones. Your donations have helped us to pay the Music and English teachers, project facilitators and support volunteers. Where necessary we have provided transport support to some of the beneficiaries. We are very grateful for your help and the opportunity to train and integrate our refugees/asylum seekers.
Comments from Beneficiaries Omar from Iraq said: it is great to wake up with the feeling that you are going to meet with new people from different nationalities, backgrounds and faiths to learn something new such as English or music like playing piano, guitar or singing cultural songs. Nora from Kuwait gave the story of her family of four children and husband who have been living as stateless family in Kuwait and arrived Liverpool in early July 2016. She heard of Sustainability Development project and came to take part in the Music and English activities. She said: taking part in the project has help her and her family to avoid boredom and frustrating isolation. Yordanos from Eritrea said: the opportunity to learn to play musical instruments has help her to wake up with happiness and forget her problems and sorrows. Samuel from Ethiopia says he has been able to make new friends in the project and he is very appreciative of the opportunity offered to him and others with the activities delivered in the project. These are amazing remarks from some of our beneficiaries due to your generous donations.
Skills Development, Evaluation & Referrals We continue to focus on using the universal language of music to unite the refugees/asylum seekers, motivate and provide them capacity building. Our monitoring and evaluation reveals that the activities we deliver enable them to integrate faster and gain skills in: (i) Functional literacy/numeracy for communication; (ii) Music/cultural songs to encourage social integration and recreation. (iii) We also carry out individual needs analysis for career-path development in education, jobs/small-business. Where necessary we refer them to other suitable organisations for support. Our aims include making sure that our service users achieve skills nobody can take away from them, that they receive advocacy and tools to mentor new migrants and contribute positively to the community. We have included some additional project photos for your attention. Again we like to use this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to all our donors for their continued help to enable us progress with making a difference to needy people.