RETAS has responded quickly to the needs of our clients during Covid-19 lockdown. Using Zoom to deliver weekly English conversation classes is just one innovative way to support isolated learners. Najwa, who has been delivering the classes as part of the Syrian Resettlement Project, tells us more:
I sat down with Roger to chat about his role since his first involvement with RETAS as he has had such an interesting journey which I felt was important to share. Roger's journey very much mirrors that of lots of our current and former staff members, many of whom began as volunteers and progressed through various roles. Equally, many of our current and former staff have themselves been through the asylum process and been service users at RETAS which we feel adds a crucial perspective and contribution to the way in which we carry out our services.