A new charity Under One Sky is seeking volunteers for a project that will work with children from asylum seeking and refugee backgrounds.
The project has been inspired by the founder Saima Raza’s work with families in refugee camps in Greece and extensive experience working with vulnerable people and environmental charities for the past 10 years.
Under One Sky is seeking leaders and or assistants, to lead sessions with children from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds aged five to 11-year’s-old in nature.
The sessions will take place in Grangewood Park and aim to help children learn, socialise and heal. Saima said: “We want to utilise the medium of nature to facilitate learning including drawing on the primary school curriculum, undertake shared activities allowing children to socialise and start and end sessions with mindful activities to help healing.”
All lessons plans will be designed and developed beforehand and risk assessments for all sites be undertaken prior to all sessions.
The charity has a robust child safeguarding and escalation policies in place to ensure that children are safe.”
Saima added: “We are a new project but you will be fully supported and be part of a growing team. We would welcome applications from people who have either worked with refugee children, have experience in well-being initiatives and or outdoor learning activities.
“Under One Sky is all about collaboration, we believe in sharing ideas and involvement from volunteers. It is a small team and we value dialogue and working together to bring learning to life for children who may not have had any formal education. “
Image shows: Children enjoying a forest school session in Grangewood Park