On behalf of the London British Council office, we are pleased to invite you to the #LanguageforResilience Exhibition launch reception in London on 12th March from 18.00 to 20.00 at 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN.
Across the world many millions of people have been displaced from their homes by conflict and civil unrest. Education and career opportunities for both children and adults have been severely disrupted, or halted. Both refugees and the communities that host them recognise that issues around the acquisition of language are absolutely essential for refugees and their hosts to lead meaningful, engaged and productive lives. Language learning helps refugees and their host communities to withstand challenges, to recover from crisis, to overcome barriers – to build resilience.
Based on the work the British Council delivers in partnership with international humanitarian, development and education partners, across four regions (the Middle East, Africa, the European Union and the Americas) Language for Resilience focuses on how language enhances the resilience of refugees and displaced persons, whether that’s giving a voice to young people and adults, building social cohesion in host communities or providing individuals with the skills they need to access work, services, education and information.
Find out more about Language for Resilience.