Are you a refugee who wants to help rebuild your home country? Have you been a refugee for more than five years?

Refugees as Re-Builders™ (RRB) is a training course designed, developed and run by Initiatives of Change UK. We are now offering the course online due to Covid-19, and so that participants globally can join the course.

What’s the goal of the course? To strengthen the capability and expertise you already possess as rebuilders, providing you with the resources and practical tools needed to contribute to your diaspora communities and countries of origin. Refugees as Re-Builders™ aims to empower you by giving you access to knowledge and skills that you may not otherwise receive through academic studies or work experience.

The course covers three interconnected modules:
  • Dialogue for Social Cohesion
  • Ethical Leadership for Just Governance
  • Sustainable Livelihood for Resilience

The Foundation Level will take place on Zoom (the induction session will include a Zoom tutorial).
It consists of 10 sessions on Saturdays, 10-12.00 and 14-16.00 UK time:

Sat 16 October: Induction
Sat 23 October: Dialogue for Social Cohesion 1
Sat 30 October: Dialogue for Social Cohesion 2
Sat 6 November: Dialogue for Social Cohesion 3
Sat 13 November: Ethical Leadership for Just Governance 1
Sat 20 November: Ethical Leadership for Just Governance 2
Sat 27 November: Ethical Leadership for Just Governance 3
Sat 4 December: Sustainable Livelihood for Resilience 1
Sat 11 December: Sustainable Livelihood for Resilience 2
Sat 18 December: Sustainable Livelihood for Resilience 3 (plus an evening celebration)

To obtain a certificate, you will have to attend the Induction Day on Saturday 6 February, plus at least 7 of the 9 content sessions.

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are expected to:
  • Have a good standard of spoken and written English
  • Join the course using a suitable device (laptop, tablet or smartphone)
  • Be actively involved in serving their community at local, national or international level
  • Actively participate in the entire duration of the course
  • Comply with RRB Principles of Participation (to be agreed before the start of the course)
  • Arrive 5 minutes before the session starts, ready to begin on time
If we are oversubscribed, a selection process will take place, which may involve a interview via phone or video call.

COST: Free
Contributions towards the cost of the course would be appreciated.

Contact rrb@iofc.org for more information.
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* 1. Email address

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* 2. First Name

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* 3. Last name

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* 4. Age range

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* 5. Gender

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* 6. What is your country of origin?

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* 7. What country are you currently living in?

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* 8. What city are you currently living in?

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* 9. This course has been designed for refugees. How long have you been a refugee?

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* 10. Please tell us about your own experience as a refugee.

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* 11. Phone number (including country code).

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* 12. What device(s) will you be using to join the course? In order to get the most out of the sessions, we recommend a larger screen such as a laptop or tablet.

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* 13. Why would you like to take part in this training? (200 words max).

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* 14. What skills would you like to gain? How will they help you? (100 words max).

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* 15. What knowledge or topics would you like to know more about and how would they help you? (100 words max).

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* 16. What experience do you bring? (100 words max).

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* 17. Please tell us of one or more contributions you have made to your community and/or in your country/region of origin (100 words max).

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* 18. If you have any concerns about being able to take part, please let us know below.

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* 19. Do you give consent to your data being held by IofC only for the purpose of this course? 

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* 20. How did you find out about Refugees as Re-Builders™?

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