Starting a new life in a vastly different part of the world and having to learn to read, write and speak a new language can pose great challenges: anxiety, fear, lack of confidence and worries.

Established in November 2016 upon the arrival of eleven Syrian families into our city, Hello Preston! with the dedication, support and guidance of Arabic interpreters, advisers and volunteers, encourages the integration of refugee families into communities in Preston. Hello Preston! holds English conversation classes, a crèche, Arabic classes, Home Visits, Ladies’ Night, Cultural Evenings, Dinners and trips.

If you’d like to know more about how to get involved with these community-building projects or have any great ideas to contribute, please contact Jen through the City of Sanctuary.

Children with cakes donated from Bake for Syria during adults’ English conversation classes

Preparing cupcakes in the crèche

Studying Arabic

Ladies’ Night

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