Friday, July 03, 2009
What would you do to make a refugee feel welcome in Britain?
Glasgow STAR has some good ideas.
They filled out postcards with pictures and words of welcome that will be put on display by Refugee Action later this year, as part of their “Welcome to Britain” campaign.
The theme was “What would you do to make a refugee welcome?” And Glasgow students sent in drawings of food, hugs, smiles and warm handshakes to illustrate what they would do to make refugees feel welcome in their city.
Other students wrote words of welcome:
“Home is not where you are born, or where your family come from, it is where you can be yourself. Please be yourself and enjoy your new home.”
Another student wrote that spreading the word will help people find acceptance everywhere.
“I think it is important to teach people about human rights and learn other cultures so everyone can be accepted, no matter where they are or where they are from. A better world is possible.”
If you would like to take part:
The campaign is ongoing and the STAR National Team anxiously awaits the next delivery of postcards from other STAR groups.
Your art and ideas will go on our website and then be sent on to Refugee Action for inclusion in their display.
So, don’t delay! Send in those postcards and show refugees how you would make them feel welcome in your city.
If your STAR group doesn’t yet have a supply of blank postcards, contact the National Office and we’ll ship some to you right away.
Posted by STAR team on 03/07/2009 at 11:54 AM
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