“What Xenia aims to do is extremely important. At Refugee Action we know that refugees and asylum seekers are desperate to learn English but often face huge barriers due to limited provision. Women can be particularly disadvantaged for a range of reasons, including lack of access to childcare for ESOL classes. This can lead them to be socially isolated, unable to integrate effectively and rebuild their lives.

Xenia’s ability to bring women together in a safe, informal and creative space to develop their English skills and to meet other members of their community, including access to childcare, is hugely welcome.”

Mariam Kemple Hardy, Head of Campaigns at Refugee Action (#LetRefugeesLearn)