Refugees visit Goblin Combe Environment Centre

REFUGEES from Somalia, East Africa and Sudan visited Cleeve this week to take part in team building exercises.

REFUGEES from Somalia, East Africa and Sudan visited Cleeve this week to take part in team building exercises.

They went to Goblin Coombe Environment Centre as part of a project to help them integrate into English society.

Members of the Bristol-based Time Together scheme, which has been running since 2002, made bread sticks and cooked them on a fire they created, and also helped to clear brash and vegetation from an ancient monument on the site. The refugees are all currently living in Bristol.

Project coordinator Tom Blower said: "By visiting the centre it gives these people a chance to see parts of England they may not get to see very often due to the high number of refugees living in inner-city areas."


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As well as taking part in these activities, refugees who are part of Time Together are assigned a mentor for a year.

They are given advice on how to find a job and a home as well as education and volunteering opportunities.

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They are also taught about English culture and helped to learn the language.

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