Who we are
In Afghanistan, Gulsom worked as a prosecutor of violence against women. When the Taliban reclaimed power, she had to flee with just the clothes on her back.
Breaking Barriers is a specialist charity that offers refugees, like Gulsom, support to rebuild their lives. By joining us with a monthly gift, you’ll be part of a bold, ambitious, vital mission: To ensure every refugee can access meaningful employment.
Why we exist
Refugees flee from war, persecution, and violence. With yet more hardship waiting in the UK. A new country. Frequently a new language. An unfamiliar work culture. Four times more likely to be unemployed.
Often, refugees face these challenges alone. That’s wrong, and it’s why Breaking Barriers exists. In just eight years, we’ve grown from a spark of an idea to a team working in five cities, supporting over 1,100 refugees a year.
But one thing is missing. You.
- £25 a month – Could help fund language classes for talented, skilled refugees who’ve never spoken English before
- £50 a month – Could help fund a Breaking Barriers advisor, to give refugees one-to-one support throughout their journey towards meaningful employment
- £100 a month – Could help support refugees into paid placements with our corporate partners that break down the practical and cultural barriers to work
Gulsom has skills, knowledge, and strong desire to belong. And being able to speak eloquently in an interview let her true potential shine through. It helped her secure her first job in the UK.
If you believe everyone deserves a fair chance, join Breaking Barriers today. You can help more refugees like Gulsom prove what they can really do.