As well as seeing us at festivals and around towns we also do outreach to improve literacy with hard to reach groups. We have been working on various traveller sites and with young asylum seekers. In 2017 we were able to give book donations to volunteers working with asylum seekers in Lesbos (#safehaven) but also closer to home with young unaccompanied asylum seekers in Chichester and Brighton.
This year we partnered up with the fabulous bookcycle charity http://www.book-cycle.org/ we delivered over 100 books to young asylum seekers in West Sussex, helping to set up a small library in an English language college http://www.asphaleia.co.uk/origins.html
and gave away 50 books to people who come to the Migrant Help Project in Brighton. http://mepbrighton.com/
This is some of the feedback we received:
Thank you so very much for coming to the Migrant English Project recently & giving out all those childrens’ books to our refugee students. They really appreciated it, many of them have children & as you can imagine buying books is a luxury not many can afford. With best wishes RC, MEP volunteer
hello, Thank you very much for the books. I am a student at Asphaleia in Worthing. I have read a story about animals. I am interested in books about animals they help me to learn names. I want to have more. I like a story books. thank you very much for your help. MH
Please contact us if you have any language and school books to donate that can be passed on.