Work

OUR WORK

Context


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.

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What we do


We empower displaced people 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. 


Our students


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. 

SAJA, DUAA & SANDRA
AHMAD SHAIMA HELGA

Our teachers


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. 

How we do it

LBB provides initial and on-going training, and materials to selected volunteers, qualified language teachers and conversation practice partners. Programme participants, students, teachers and conversation partners, get individualised support throughout the course to ensure they succeed.

Training & Support

LBB provides initial and on-going training, and materials to selected volunteers, qualified language teachers and conversation practice partners. Programme participants, students, teachers and conversation partners, get individualised support throughout the course to ensure they succeed.
We match qualified language teachers with students. Additionally, native

Match

We match qualified language teachers with students. Additionally, native & proficient language speakers provide conversation practice opportunities and other online activities to push further the learning of the students.
Participants, students and volunteers learn in live classes, one-to-one or in small groups, over video or audio conferencing platforms. 1, 2 or 3 hours per week for periods of 4 months.

Learn

Participants, students and volunteers learn in live classes, one-to-one or in small groups, over video or audio conferencing platforms. 1, 2 or 3 hours per week for periods of 4 months.
Learners gain confidence, language, soft and digital skills. All participants learn about each other’s realities and cultures, gaining on understanding. Depending on the programme and students’ level, learners might stay with us for more than one term otherwise, through our partners support, they will access educational, professional opportunities or integrate.

Results & Opportunities

Learners gain confidence, language, soft and digital skills. All participants learn about each other’s realities and cultures, gaining on understanding. Depending on the programme and students’ level, learners might stay with us for more than one term otherwise, through our partners support, they will access educational, professional opportunities or integrate.

Why us

We deeply understand displaced people’s needs. We do so by partnering with organisations on the ground, listening to them and displaced people themselves. We co-create and co-implement our programs with them, learn and adapt.

Local networking

We deeply understand displaced people’s needs. We do so by partnering with organisations on the ground, listening to them and displaced people themselves. We co-create and co-implement our programs with them, learn and adapt.
We select qualified language teachers and train them in the needs of our learners, supporting them with expertise and resources they can draw on.

Quality education

We select qualified language teachers and train them in the needs of our learners, supporting them with expertise and resources they can draw on.
While the programmes run, we support teachers and students from the beginning till the end.

Ongoing support

While the programmes run, we support teachers and students from the beginning till the end.
There are no geographical boundaries. Everyone who is eligible can access these courses, no matter where they are.

Accesibility

There are no geographical boundaries. Everyone who is eligible can access these courses, no matter where they are.

OUR PARTNERS

We collaborate with partners to reach out to students, support our programs and, if necessary, provide adequate venues with internet connection. We currently work with a strong network of organisations and groups including