The impact of a single conversation

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017

Watch volunteer Norman Riley and Executive Director of the Helen Bamber Foundation TJ Birdi, explain just how transformational our Experience English programme is

Working with human rights charity the Helen Bamber Foundation, our Experience English programme pairs Londoners with asylum-seekers and refugees who have recently arrived in the UK.

The programme, which lasts for approximately 10 weeks, sees pairs meet once a week in an informal setting in order to help the clients to develop their spoken english but, just as importantly, to settle into life in the UK.

Here, former volunteer Norman Riley and Helen Bamber Foundation’s Executive Director, TJ Birdi discuss the importance of the programme and how the relationships forged impact their clients' lives.