English for Action (EFA)

Make English classes accessible for migrant women

We want to make our free English classes accessible to migrant and refugee women with young children. We run 24 classes across London but many women cannot attend due to childcare needs. We want to provide a creche for as many classes as we can!

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1133268)

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Situation

Free English classes have been cut across London. For mothers with young children, it can be particularly hard to access an English class as free childcare has also been cut from much of the current provision. Migrants in London are disproportionately affected by low wages, discrimination, poor housing and public sector cuts. Lack of English compounds these difficulties, and makes it harder for migrants to get work, make friends, access services and support their children.

Solution

By providing free English classes with creches for people who need them, we will enable female migrants and refugees to thrive here in the UK. Our classes are warm, inclusive spaces. Students learn English, but they also get to know each other and get practical support to improve their lives. Here's what one of our students, Maria, says about the difference English classes have made for her: "Before I wasn’t able to talk with my daughter’s teachers or GP. Now I feel more free."