Entries for the Bristol Post’s 2018 Education Awards have now closed – but the journey is far from over. We await the judges to announce the finalists, before the prestigious awards evening takes place on June 26. You can purchase tickets to be part of the event or find out more at bristoleducationawards.co.uk The awards recognise that a child’s success in school is the result of a team effort. They celebrate all the outstanding individuals who help give Bristol’s students the best start in life. One such stand-out education professional is Nicola Alexander, a teaching assistant at Bedminster Down School. Peter Headeach, assistant head teacher at the school, nominated Nicola believing she deserved to be recognised for her ‘tireless work’ in supporting students. This is only her second year at the school, but she has already proved herself indispensable. A trained teacher herself, Nicola works as a Geography subject specialist. Yet her impact … [Read more...] about How a teaching assistant is helping Syrian refugees integrate
UK By Mark Easton & Ben Butcher Home editor 24 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43826163 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check The UK has accepted more than 10,000 Syrian refugees in the past two and a half years - but analysis by the BBC shows large disparities in the numbers going … [Read more...] about Reality Check: Where have the Syrian refugees gone?
PUBLISHED: 12:30 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:30 23 April 2018 West Earlham Dental Health Practice Owner, Gautam Sharma with members of the Taverham and District Lions Club, together with their donated items. Photo: West Earlham Dental Health West Earlham Dental Healtht A dentist from Norwich has thanked the many dozens of East Anglian businesses, schools, and individuals who are helping him enhance the lives of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Dr Gautam Sharma, who sees NHS and private patients at his West Earlham Dental Health Practice, is days away from participating in a specialist charity mission, where he will provide dental care to refugee adults and children, as part of a recently established outreach programme. He said: “There is one and a half million Syrian refugees sitting in that valley who’ve fled Syria to try to get better conditions and they’ve got no sort of dental aid or help and they’re in a lot of pain. “If I can put a smile onto … [Read more...] about Norwich dentist prepares for charity mission providing care for Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Council of Europe Bank The Council of Europe Development Bank was founded to assist refugees after World War II, but years of infighting have left it struggling for relevance. Now it's looking to reinvent itself – by playing a major part in today's refugee crisis. Published on February 12, 2016 11:42 am Why it matters Why it matters The Council of Europe’s development bank could play a key role in Europe’s efforts to manage its refugee crisis, but only if it can get noticed and graduate to the big leagues. Facts Facts The Council of Europe development bank, based in Paris, is tasked with funding social projects around Europe and has 41 members. It was founded in 1956 to help resettle millions of refugees that were internally-displaced in Europe after World War II. The bank hopes to relaunch itself by funding projects dealing with the refugee influx. Audio Pdf Gianluca Rocco has been in the business of helping refugees in the … [Read more...] about The Forgotten Bank for Refugees
Sweden has pledged to offer greater support to Syrian refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley after the Scandinavian country’s minister for international development cooperation visited the region. Isabella Lovin made the promise of extra assistance after visiting an informal refugee camp housing around 600 people from the war-torn neighbouring country.During her trip to the Bekaa Valley region, located in the north of Lebanon just a few kilometres from the Syrian border, Lovin also met with vulnerable Lebanese children. She was accompanied by Sweden’s Ambassador to Syria, Diana Janse, and a number of representatives from organisations such as UNICEF, Save the Children, UNHRC and World Vision. UNICEF Lebanon representative Annamaria Laurini described Sweden as a major donor to the organisation, noting that it contributed to the agency’s hygiene, water and sanitation programmes in Lebanon last year. The Scandinavian country was the fifth largest donor globally to … [Read more...] about Sweden to offer more support for refugees in Lebanon