Zoom Essex STARs

Student Action for Refugees (STAR) is a national charity made up of 34,000 students welcoming refugees to the UK.

Together we: volunteer at local refugee projects, campaign to improve the lives of refugees, and educate people about refugees and asylum.

We, Essex STAR, have the pleasure of facilitating a Conversation and Craft Club in partnership with Refugee Action – Colchester. Together, we aim to create a safe space for refugee women to practise their English and learn new crafts.

This is the second year that the club has been running and, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we still meet weekly via Zoom. So far this year we have learnt knitting and jewellery making and are soon going to start a mindful painting and colouring project!

We are so thankful for this opportunity to be able to meet so many incredible people and have some fun together each week.