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Mohamad Khater receiving his ESOL certificate from the Mayor

To be able to graduate, Mohamad has had to joggle between a morning shift job at the Vue Cinema, his duties as a father of four very young children and his determination to complete the 12 week ESOL course made available to the Syrian Refugees of Bedford and Flitwick, thanks to the joint efforts of BRASS, the Kings Arms Project, the Bedford Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire Council. ​ In order to avoid being late, he often cycled to school as his timing did not allow him to take the minibus provided for students' transportation to the ''Raleigh Centre'' where his classes took place. ​ Mohammad is proud that he could finally graduate, and receive his certificate from the Mayor of Bedfo

Unseen at BRASS

Lila Begum came to see us at BRASS to talk about the trafficking organisation she works for - Unseen. Staff recently attended a training session about trafficking awareness. Lila also took part in these photographs which were taken for 'Unlocked17' a publicity event to raise awareness of detention in the UK. They were shared on Twitter as part of the campaign which runs until the end of December. On the right is Rainy Blair, a volunteer for the women's group. Above from left to right: Alysha (Social Work Placement Student), Heather (Integration Officer) and Martha (Volunteer). Above from left to right: Martha, Alysha, Severine (Immigration Case Worker) Brian (BRASS Coordinator) and Lila Be

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