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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org