Refugee Awareness Workshops in schools

Nola delivers ‘Refugee Awareness Sessions’ in schools and other settings.

Nola is a Freelance trainer and consultant specialising in culturally sensitive and inclusive approaches to youth and community work, child protection, refugees, human trafficking, trauma and displacement, child sexual exploitation prevention, child rights, child participation, child voice, interfaith and intercultural dialogue, equality and diversity.

Nola has over ten years experience working as a specialist practitioner with young refugees with the Children’s Society, The Refugee Council and Student Action for Refugees and has extensive experience designing and delivering a range of universal and targeted programmes that promote child well being. Nola has lead on projects with local grass roots organisations, leading national children’s charities in the UK and with the largest global children’s charity, World Vision International where she worked as child communications specialist across 60 development projects worldwide. In addition to her freelance work, she currently manages a befriending service at Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network.

Nola's workshops are:


Who are refugees? Why do they move to the UK? Can we believe everything we hear in the media? Myths V’s Reality, What challenges do young refugees face?

Participatory and Engaging Using a series of games, activities, case studies, group work and digital resources, we also hear directly from one young refugee who moved from Eritrea to Yorkshire.

Are Impactful By capturing the knowledge and attitudes of each child before and after the workshop we can capture the learning journey and intention for positive action.

Rooted in Diversity & Inclusion
By taking children on a learning journey we spark empathy and emotional connectivity. Children
become the active agents of change in their own schools and communities, embedding a culture of welcome and inclusion.

Nola has the ability to encourage participation from her audience through her dynamic and thoughtful presentations. Her workshops are highly informed, sensitive and engaging; they have the ability to help children and adults alike to gain a better understanding into the many issues impacting refugee and asylum seeking children. Nola's deep knowledge of the relevant issues combined with her experiences working with migrant children and storytelling talents can offer a valuable and educative experience for all participants.”    - Melanie Hadida – Leeds Schools of Sanctuary

For more information and to book contact:    07904587713

Date 27/04/2016 - 27/04/2017
Time All Day
Venue Various schools
Leeds and Bradford
West Yorkshire
Nola Ellen
Category Educational event