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February 14, 2019

A successful SVPRS Volunteers Workshop was held in conjunction with Bedford Borough Council on Friday 01/02/2019 at BRASS led by Nadia Laribi (Syrian Refugees Support Officer at BRASS) .

Because of their language skills, the volunteers are involved in the Syri...

October 14, 2018

Mohammad Elwani does not stop amazing us with his excellent school reports.
He is now learning the skills of debate with a mentor. He has made a presentation on Crime and Violence in the U.K. at the conclusion of his summer school, organised jointly by BRASS and the Co...

August 28, 2018

Grand-parents, parents and the Friends enjoying some quality and creative time together in the Art & Craft room at the Quakers Meeting House in Bedford on Sunday 26th August 2018.

August 3, 2018

Mohammad, a 15-year-old Syrian boy has been awarded TOP TEN three terms in a row during the academic year 2017-2018 at Daubeney Academy.

He is an active and talented young man, who has excelled at school.

He is also in his second year of piano, an activity which brings...

August 2, 2018

This beautiful certificate was awarded to Abdullah, by his school, Springfield Primary.  Abdullah is one of the Syrian children supported by BRASS and Bedford Borough Council through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

Abdullah has been in the UK fo...

May 18, 2018

Nadia Laribi, BRASS's Syrian Refugees Support Officer and BRASS Volunteer, Baraah Abdulaal were at Heathrow on Tuesday to welcome the next two families coming to Bedford. They were arriving from Cairo.  We are looking forward to meeting them.


April 24, 2018

We have among the Syrian families we support a very talented young artist.  Her drawings are so good, they have already been posted on the school wall of the Art at Biddenham International School. Here are some examples of her work.

Her ambition in life is to...

April 18, 2018

VOICES features a tapestry with prints of images of objects which people brought from
their countries of origin and their oral histories.The prints were partly stitched to represent the land and people’s personal stories and journeys to Bedford. Volunteers from Bedfor...

March 15, 2018

Maya Pindar, an MPhil Social Anthropology student at the University of Cambridge, and a local Bedfordian, is conducting research with refugees with the support of BRASS. Maya is working with Syrian Refugee Support Officer Nadia Laribi as part of an anthropological rese...

March 6, 2018

Once a month a special social event is held at Bedford Quaker Meeting House for the Syrian families supported by BRASS and their friends.  Here are some pictures from the last social held in February.

Syrian children enjoying themselves in  the Art & Craft at the Quaker...

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Following on from the success of our previous immigration update training we will now be offering a training session on “Domestic Violence in the cont...

"Domestic Violence in an immigration context" - update training

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