There are more than 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide.
A very small percentage of those who are resettled have the language proficiency necessary to successfully integrate into their new communities. This means they struggle to find employment, face educational barriers and are unable to build connections they need to thrive. Government provision of language tuition is often minimal (in the case of the UK it has been cut by 60% in the last decade).
Those who are not resettled might live in areas with high unemployment rates (over 50% in Gaza at 2018, according to the World Bank) and with limited access to educational opportunities. Without the ability to speak English as the lingua franca they are unable to take advantage of opportunities to work remotely.
What we do
We empower displaced people by providing language, soft and intercultural communication skills enabling them to access educational and employment opportunities, to rebuild their lives and thrive. Our programmes are based and delivered in online live classes and guided study groups.
Our students are asylum seekers, refugees and internally displaced people, of any gender and religion. They may be waiting to be resettled in third countries, trying to make their way once they are settled in a new country, or they can be internally displaced looking for educational and employment opportunities.
Our high-quality language, soft skills and intercultural communication programmes are delivered by volunteers. They are our strength. We have an extraordinary network of passionate qualified language teachers and skilled volunteers who connect online with LBB learners.