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#EachforEqual IWD2020 | What do I expect? by Marsha Glenn

Equality: What do I expect? Piece written by Marsha Glenn | Illustration by Sham Kyriakakis I remember that my mother used to collect a handful of rice from our every family meal. She had a separate tinned jar hiding...

Celebrating International Women’s Day: a spotlight on our volunteer Education teacher

Our partner, the Western Union Foundation is dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people, like refugees. Through their Opportunity Beyond Borders funding initiative, they are focusing on empowering individuals who have been forcibly displaced with the training and education needed to succeed in today’s technology-driven global economy. They see the...

We are raising money to open a Delivery Centre in North London

We are raising money to open a Delivery Centre in North London, to enable more refugees to access our employment advice and guidance.   We are Breaking Barriers, and our vision is for all refugees to acquire the knowledge,...

World Book Day 2020

  World Book Day 2020 Today is World Book Day and to mark the occasion the team at Breaking Barriers have created a reading list that you won’t be able to put down. As a team, we have recommended...

BB Academy | Andrew’s Story

Andrew kindly took a moment to pen down his experience at Ipsos MORI and how the BB Academy programme has supported him in building a career and feeling confident in achieving his goals. My name is Andrew, I am...

2018 – 2019 Annual Report

We are delighted to share with you our 2018 -2019 annual report which gives you an insight into the support we provide, the impact our work is having, and our plans for the future. 👤 During 2018-2019 we supported...

We are looking for a Senior Employment and Integration Adviser to join our team!

Job Title: Senior Employment and Integration Adviser (Futures Programme) Location: Central London, Greater London Salary: £25,000 per year Contract: Permanent Closing Date: 23rd February 2020 – 11.30 pm Please apply via Charity Jobs The Charity Founded in 2015, Breaking Barriers is a...

Catalyst: New Project Announcement!

CATALYST – New Project Announcement! We are very excited to announce the launch of Project Catalyst, a new initiative for Breaking Barriers, funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Through the Catalyst project, we will provide employment support to 600 refugees in London over...

1000 Clients – 1000 Perspectives

At the beginning of this month, we hit an incredible milestone at Breaking Barriers. On the 4th of Feb, we welcomed and enrolled our 1000th client at the BB head office. From our first ever client back in 2015,...

BB Exhibition 2019 | Belonging

Photographer: Edith Whitehead Belonging From 29th October to 2nd November 2019 we ran our fourth annual photography exhibition. Titled Belonging the exhibition featured 10 of our clients, each photographed by a different artist and interviewed by journalists from the Refugee Journalism Project. The exhibition is an...

‘Volunteering with Enthusiasm’

Meet Alex, one of our volunteers who has dedicated over 80 hours to supporting our clients at our Hammersmith delivery centre. Read about a day in the life of a Breaking Barriers volunteer. Breaking Barriers wasn’t a charity I...

The Big Give | One donation, twice the impact!

Donations to Breaking Barriers will be DOUBLED between 3rd and 10th December!  We are very excited to have been selected to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, where donations to us between 3rd and 10th December will be DOUBLED!   If you’re thinking about what you can do to give back...

Meet BB client and IKEA employee Samer

Click here to watch Samer’s story on Vimeo “I feel the co-workers, supervisors and managers are like family. We feel like we are friends.” Samer, who featured in our Exhibition this year, has been working at IKEA since 2017....

‘Activating your Confidence Workshop’ led by Communications Coach Emma Zangs

In the lead up to the exhibition we ran a workshop for our clients involved in our 2019 Exhibition ‘Belonging’ to help them feel comfortable sharing their story and to learn skills and tips that could help them with their ongoing journeys into meaningful employment and...

The Big Give | Ray – Senior Employment and Integration Adviser

This week (3rd-10th December) donations to Breaking Barriers through our Big Give page will be DOUBLED, creating an amazing opportunity to double your impact and make a real difference to the lives of our refugee clients. Breaking Barriers Senior Employment and Integration Adviser,...