the travellers’ tree
organises art, nature and outdoor activities for asylum seekers in refugee hostels within Birmingham and the West Midlands.
The asylum seeker claim can be a gruelling and stressful process, we hope with these projects to help asylum seekers get to know their new surroundings, socialise express themselves and stay active within the urban green spaces! We aim to integrate and introduce asylum seekers with organisations and community projects to make their stay more welcoming.
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Painting and Walking sessions with asylum seekers in Birmingham
Painting and walking sessions for 6 asylum seeker hotels in Birmingham funded by the Canal & River Trust with the help of Migrant Help. The sessions were really beneficial to the asylum seekers, walking and painting was an amazing way for them to bond, connect with their surrounding, socialise and express themselves while having fun! Through these sessions we are able to talk to each individual in a safe space, and we can often refer them to other organisations that can help them out with other needs of theirs, such as clothes, transport, mental health or gyms.
clay and pit firing workshop
Clay pot making with a group at the Digbeth Community Garden in Birmingham. Building clay pots in the coil technique and firing them with the sager technique in the ground. This is a fully sustainable way of firing pots!