A celebration of diversity - Refugee Council
July 22, 2015

A celebration of diversity

On Sunday young people from the Refugee Council’s Children’s Section celebrated Eid in style.

Since 1994 The Refugee Council Children’s Section has worked directly with separated children and those who have experienced trafficking. It’s the only national service of its kind and works with around 1,000 separated children every year from all over the world, including Eritrea, Afghanistan, Albania and Syria.

75 people attended the annual celebration which featured music from partners Sound Mix and our young people playing instruments.

“We had Afghan and Albanian boys showing off their cultural dances!” laughed Joe Jakes, Youth Development Project Coordinator; “We also invited the Clowns Without Borders and played lots of fun games. Of course, there was loads of food!

“The young people were super happy.”

Overall, it was a great day to celebrate the end of Ramadan and recognise their achievements, such as completing the academic year. “It was a fabulous celebration of the cultural diversity we have,” Joe adds.