Why are education and employment important?
Confidence and competency in English allows survivors to engage in their community and form friendships helping reduce social isolation. It also opens doors for further education and employment in the UK. Paid employment gives survivors the opportunity to live independent and boos survivors confidence and self-worth.
- Learning English helps survivors gain confidence in their day to day lives. When asked how they felt ‘going to the shops’ before attending English classes, one survivor marked that they felt at a 0, this increased to a 5 (out of 10) after attending a full term of classes. something as simple as going to the shops and being able to choose your own groceries with ease is a right we believe survivors should have access to. Daily activities such as this helps restore dignity and confidence.
- Employment opportunities, Snowdrop’s partnership with the Co-op offers survivors paid work-experience opportunities through the Bright Future Programme. Once their work experience is over, there is the opportunity to have a non-competitive interview giving survivors a unique and supported entrance into work.
Education and Employment Overview
26 current clients regularly attend Snowdrop English classes.
2 clients have successfully completed placements with the Co-op’s Bright Future programme.
£95 is the average cost to provide one English Class to 26 survivors - this includes travel costs for survivors who live outside of Sheffield and for survivors on Asylum support.