ELPNZ | Working with Migrants and Refugees

Volunteers are helping to change lives of refugees and migrants in NZ

Sandy was paired up with Sahriani, an Indonesian woman with two young boys, for home lessons over 12 weeks.

Bridge with migrants and refugees

Cambridge bridge enthusiast Jane Stearns has embarked on a project to help people learn English - through playing cards. Stearns works as a volunteer for English Language Partners helping migrants and refugees learn English. The idea is to encourage those who do not have English as their first language, but played bridge in their home country, to take up the game and come to a club.

Refugees and migrants gain Survival English

Jean Harding, manager, and Mareena Ilyas, a wonderfully dedicated teacher, talk about helping refugees and migrants live an everyday Kiwi life. (NZFocus video)

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Helping to keep NZ safe

Why Moreen wants to tell women to stay strong.

A life-changing advertisement

Marinela Muniz was watching television at her home in Uruguay when she saw an advertisement promoting New Zealand.

Refreshed service goes from strength to strength

“Generally, the average age for people who come to the Job Mentoring Service is getting younger but they have more skills,” says Jos Kunnen.

From Damascus to "lovely Dunedin"

Wafaa Al Ashram and her 13-year-old son Ahmed, former refugees from Syria, arrived in Dunedin from Lebanon in April 2016. They are part of the first group of 49 Syrian refugees to settle in the city.

Securing Kiwi work experience

For many refugees and migrants, progression to our Volunteer Internship Programme offers a positive step towards settling well in New Zealand

Gaining confidence, one word at a time

Opening the door to Senait Hailamariam’s home is like entering a slice of Eritrea in NZ.

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