ABOUT GLOBAL LINK

We are a Development Education Centre (DEC) based in Lancaster, UK.We run workshops, exhibitions, training and other events in schools, colleges and the wider community on global citizenship issues such as diversity, human rights, migration, fairtrade, climate change and sustainable development.We also provide a range of support services and integration activities for refugees and asylum seekers.

“CREATIVE LEARNING AND ACTION FOR A JUST AND SUSTAINABLE WORLD”

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Today's child development workshop focussed on keeping children safe from.......any guesses as to what from?

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3 days 11 hours ago

While 30+ guys were playing football at the Giant Axe, some of us visited Roudsea Wood Nature Reserve near Backbarrow in South Cumbria, thanks to

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6 days 19 hours ago

Busy day yesterday, starting with a workshop on self-employment, then lunch and then a presentation from one of our trusty volunteers about the NHS and

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1 week 19 hours ago

Yesterday's Child Development session focussed on the benefits of PLAY, including outdoor play, with the adage 'there is no such thing as bad weather, only

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1 week 1 day ago

Thanks so much to the bands Peloton, Betony and Off the Rails for a cracking fundraiser on Saturday for Global Link's support for local refugees

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1 week 4 days ago

Calling all football players! We are looking for someone to help Wael referee at a new pitch on Saturday mornings at the Giant Axe. If

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1 week 5 days ago

Fantastic visit this morning to Lancaster Maritime Museum with our Migration Stories volunteers. Huge thanks to Mel and Carolyn for giving us such a special

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2 weeks 1 day ago

First session of the Early Child Development course delivered by ex- colleague Ruth. 'Amazing workshop, useful and informative', according to one mum.

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2 weeks 2 days ago

A glorious Eid party with 300+ people eating food from around the world, music and dancing, football for kids and adults, henna painting, a bouncy

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2 weeks 4 days ago

Such a busy week, including English classes every day and the launch of the Community Interpretation Level 2 course, which runs on Thursdays 10-3pm. If

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3 weeks 12 hours ago

So many clothes today, but what we really need now are trainers, football shoes, belts and clothes for young men. Thanks to the Sewing Café

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3 weeks 4 days ago

Launch of the Friday Chess Club today, with champion Christos. Every Friday at 1.30 at the YMCA.

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3 weeks 6 days ago

If any local hosts in the Homes for Ukraine scheme need an interpreter, our lovely volunteer, a refugee from Russia herself, is very happy to

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4 weeks 1 day ago

We are hoping to start a chess club on Friday, and wondering if anyone has chess sets they no longer need. If so, please bring

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1 month 1 day ago

Whilst haircuts and English classes were taking place at Global Link, Escape to Safety was erected at Ullswater Community College where 1500 pupils will have

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1 month 4 days ago

We are hosting a 10-12 week Community Interpretation Level 2 course at the YMCA, delivered by the Worker's Education Association, starting Thursday, May 5 with

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1 month 4 days ago

Amid the haircuts, City of Sanctuary Welcome Packs, delicious veggie lasagna, dominoes, pool and an interactive recycling presentation, there was much anxiety about the threat

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1 month 1 week ago

It is with dismay that we respond to the latest anti-refugee plans from this Government, to send asylum seekers arriving by boat to Rwanda, a

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1 month 2 weeks ago

'I am so happy today,' said 11yr old Ahmad from Afghanistan. With thanks to Natural England and local Iranian refugee artist Somayeh Roustaei for 2

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1 month 2 weeks ago

A busy day, welcoming new arrivals from Afghanistan, Syria, Iran and Ethiopia, and putting out another appeal for men's shoes, clothing, belts, electric razors and

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1 month 3 weeks ago

We have been meeting the new Afghan asylum seekers two of whom arrived in flip flops, and several with no phones (though at least all

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1 month 3 weeks ago

A delicious vegetarian meal today, with Eritrean 'injera', prepared the night before, followed by migration history research. Thank you, cooks and research volunteers!

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1 month 3 weeks ago

Here is a great website for sponsors, hosts and refugees, which includes a template Welcome Pack for sponsors/hosts to fill in and send to refugees

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1 month 3 weeks ago

Global Link is being asked if we can help local sponsors to find 'named Ukrainians' who then need to apply for a visa, and then

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1 month 4 weeks ago

A glorious day for the Migration Stories trip to Liverpool International Slavery Museum, followed by a picnic in the sun, and a walk along Crosby

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2 months 2 days ago

This is Mohammed from Syria, one of the first asylum seekers in Lancaster, who spent many difficult months trying to get to the UK, then

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2 months 2 days ago

A delicious food cooked by the new Syrian family, followed by a surprise visit from the inspirational Mohammed Agha, an informative presentation from the local

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2 months 3 days ago

This week MPs vote on the Borders and Nationalities Bill. David Morris MP and Cat Smith MP images from Ukraine show why we need to

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2 months 4 days ago

Happy Nowruz! 100 people from Lancaster and around the world feasting, dancing and celebrating New Year for Iranians, Kurds and Afghans.

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2 months 1 week ago

It looks like Reset Communities and Refugees may be able to help sponsors/ hosts find 'named Ukrainians' for those wishing to open their homes to

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2 months 1 week ago

We welcome the Homes for Ukraine scheme (www.homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk) but are concerned about who will provide the 'matching' of sponsors with named Ukrainians, and the continuing

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2 months 1 week ago

The lovely Akuat has launched herself as an African hair stylist and is looking for customers, so please share!