We believe that cultural exchange trips have a huge role to play in building our shared future in this diverse and globalised world. 'Loving your neighbour' no longer applies to just the people on your street, but also the people you connect with on Facebook or read about in the news - therefore, we seek to create opportunities for you to meet people from different cultures and faiths, and for you to experience daily life in a different part of the world. Our cultural exchange programs are designed with a strong emphasis on relationship - they're not just about seeing the sites or learning about the history, they are about getting to know the people!
The trip was even better than expected. We met some very inspirational people, and learned about the conflict and how it affects people's daily lives. I learned that I definitely had some misconceptions and assumptions before coming, and it has made me reflect on how I would act if I was in a similar situation, and how I can try to be more tolerant and positive in difficult situations.
Sharing a meal together gives people from different cultures and faiths the opportunity to meet and build friendships.
We bring people together around religious festivals and feasts — like Ramadan and Christmas — to break down barriers and challenge stereotypes.
This project provides one-to-one support for refugees and asylum-seekers in Bristol, who may be isolated or struggling.
We organise special events and days out for refugees and asylum seekers, giving them a break from the challenges of daily life.
We organise trips to connect people in the UK and the Middle East, facilitating opportunities for perceptions to be changed and for friendships to be built.
We provide cultural awareness training for working crossculturally, and refugee support training for groups working with refugees, asylum-seekers, and vulnerable migrants.
We enable refugees to take a step towards employment by tutoring people in conversational Arabic.