Awaaz teamed up with SKT welfare to organise a charity event which took place on Friday 13 May for the benefit of the Syrian refugees. The campaign to collect food items went on for a month culminating with an evening of entertainment. Thanks to all the students and volunteers at AWAAZ who got involved.
The event promoted team working between students, local artists, local businesses, Awaaz community radio and staff at AWAAZ for the Syrian refugees as well as local politicians. We collected about £10,000 worth of goods for Syrian Refugees.
The local MEP talked about his moving experience of visiting the refugee camps as part of the European delegation. Local singers performed at the event, a student from Syria on our ESOL learndirect course talked about his personal experiences. The event was broadcasted on Geo television news one of the major TV channels for Asians living in UK.