Homework Club Plus for students from refugee and asylum seeker families

Sessions, offering support with school or college work to young people from asylum seeker / refugee backgrounds, run by the Global Sanctuary Education Network (GSEN), re-start on Saturday 26 September '15.

Our aims

GSEN aims to help young asylum seekers to make the most of their lives in Bradford. We want to do this in three ways:

  • Help with school or college work, including maths and English, on a one-to-one basis, with the aim of raising attainment

  • Access to structured peer support, through discussion of the challenges of life as a young asylum seeker or refugee

  • Working with young asylum seekers and refugees to understand their rights and responsibilities towards their local community in Bradford, including how they can make a contribution to the city

Venue and times

  • Park Lane Centre, Park Lane, Bradford BD5 0LN

  • Every Saturday,  re-starting on 26 September

  • 4-00 to 5-30pm, with an optional hot meal to follow

The GSEN sessions run alongside an all-age drop-in, including ESOL classes, for asylum seekers, refugees and other new arrivals. Parents / carers of young people attending GSEN will be very welcome to attend the drop-in.

Summer School 2015

Last year GSEN culminated in a brilliant one week Summer School.  Check out the video, made by Jenny Eells of the BBC MyBradford project, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-tUIXAnfAs.


All GSEN volunteers have DBS checks and training in safeguarding. We have some volunteers from the sixth-form and others who are older. If you are interested in volunteering with GSEN, please contact us.


Global Sanctuary Education Network (GSEN) is a joint venture by Bradford City of Sanctuary and Global Community Outreach, which is the home of the Thank U Bradford campaign.

For more information contact: Mary Blacka, Bradford City of Sanctuary, on 07415 307389 or at schools@bradford.cityofsanctuary.org



Published: 04/09/2015
Audience: All secondary schools and colleges
Contact: Mary Blacka

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