Giving communities the tools to thrive
Projects For All is a non-profit organisation, based in the UK and US. We gave ourselves the mission to empower communities facing human rights challenges by providing life-changing support and partnership, guided by respect, trust and community ownership. Every project we create is open source and designed to be owned and operated by the community, thus allowing its people to be the drivers of their own progression.
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The Listening Pilgrimage: The End of a Journey that is just the Beginning.
The "Listening Pilgrims", Isabel Freer and Christy Hawkins, have returned to London after walking more than 650 miles from Dover to Iona. The journey was a 12-week-long quest to learn about refugees and to identify the attitudes, values and ideologies of people across the UK. Isabel and Christy talked to refugees, and organisations and people who tirelessly support them — and those who don't.
For us at Projects For All, the Listening Pilgrimage has been a way to engage with the topic of refuge by listening to communities and individuals, and to learn more about their experiences, needs and challenges.
This begins an exciting new phase in our work, and we are looking forward to getting started. It heralds our focus on challenges within the UK in our attempt to work towards a more equal society. In doing this we are building on the reputation we have established through our projects and achievements overseas.
What lies ahead? Please read on in our blog...
A Listening Pilgrimage: Sharing refugee stories while walking from Dover to Ioana.
As part of Refugee Voices, we have launched ‘A Listening Pilgrimage’, our very first Engagement Residency which enables us to listen and learn from communities so that we can plan new projects to support them.
Between April and June 2017 we are supporting Isabel Freer and Christy Hawkins while they walk from Dover to the Iona to learn from refugees, the communities who have welcomed them, and those who have rejected new migrants. The information that they gather along the way will be used to create new projects to support refugee justice.
"It is a wonderful moment for us to see Isabel and Christy heading off on their journey to learn about refugees in the UK," says Katrin Macmillan. "We are proud to be part of this conversation about refugee justice and look forward to learning from their experiences."
Find out more in our interview with the two 'Listening Pilgrims'...