Migrants' Rights Network

London – Reconnect’s Refugee Week event

As part of the commemoration of World Refugee Week, Reconnect will relaunch its key projects to support refugees into higher education.

Date/time: Thursday 21 June 2018, 6.00 – 8.00pm

Venue: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

Key themes

  • to remember the plight of refugees around the world
  • to draw attention to key aspects of the relaunching of Reconnect
  • to mobilise support for implementing Reconnect’s Pathways to Teaching for Refugees

Panel of contributors include

  • Jay Derrick, UCL Institute of Education
  • James Kepo, Principal of Yei Teacher Training College, South Sudan
  • Rosemary Togwe, a teacher with refugee background, graduated from IOE, currently teaching
  • Mesay Gashaw, a teacher with refugee background, graduated from IOE, currently teaching
  • Myles Wickstead, CBE, Formerly HM Ambassador to Ethiopia, Djibouti and the African Union
  • Theodros Abraham, Director of Reconnect

Haymnot Tesfa Amharic singer and krar (a traditional Ethiopian lyre) will perform vibrant new renditions of iconic Ethiopian songs such as Tezeta and Ambassel, as well as some of her own compositions.

For further information and to confirm your attendance, please contact Theodros Abraham at [email protected] or 0207 697 4065

Light refreshments will be provided.


By London Underground – Take the Piccadilly line to Holloway Road station. On leaving the station, turn

left and walk in that direction, under the railway bridge, for five minutes. Resource for London in on the opposite side of the road and can be reached by using the pedestrian crossing.

By Bus – Buses 4, 17, 29, 43, 153, 253, 259, 271, 279 and X43 stop within a short walk of Resource for

London. Also there are mobility buses available in the area, numbered 920, 921, 923 and 927.

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