Since Xenia was founded in 2016, we’ve welcomed over 350 women from over 56 countries to our Hackney based workshops. Our workshops not only give women who attend regularly the confidence to speak English more in their everyday life, they also tackle isolation by providing an opportunity to socialise and make new friends.
The impact of Xenia has been recognised in various pieces of research and forums, which are listed below:
- Xenia was recognised by the British Academy in their “If you could do one thing…” Local actions to promote social integration report as one of eight case studies that are improving relationships between communities of different ethnic backgrounds and helping new arrivals feel welcome.
- We worked with Refugee Action and the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission to help explore the loneliness and isolation faced by refugees due to the lack of access to English lessons.
- Xenia was invited to present at the 2018 North-South Centre’s conference on Migrant, Refugee and Asylum-seeking Women and Girls as an example of best practice in integration.
- Xenia was recognised as one of twelve pioneering organistaion helping to combat isolations in The Family Care and Nesta ‘Finding connection in a disconnect age’ paper
- Xenia will feature in UN Women’s Guide to Gender-Responsive Implementation of the Global Compact on Migration.