WEA funded Project Outline
RAPAR’s casework with displaced people who face challenges such as barriers to citizenship, housing, employment, and personal safety is guided always by principles of participation; we enable displaced people to again access to the services they need, take control of their situations, and find resolutions.
Building on our success and experience in this field, we are holding a series of workshops where participants learn how to enable participation among themselves and the people around them, to achieve advocacy and effect positive change in their communities.
There will be eight workshops over three months, each involving 8-12 people (including both British citizens and people seeking asylum) and each of the two final sessions will involve a presentation of achieved learning outcomes by the participants to others. These workshops will bring together different representatives from our diverse local community and empower them to find ways of using active participation in order to meet and overcome challenges.
The approach to this project is rooted in a meta-theoretical framework of language creation from below. You can see a presentation about the theory here.