“Run for your Life”, September 2006

Reconnect successfully organised a 10K race in Hyde Park to raise awareness and funding. Over 300 people took part in the event.

In Commemoration of World Refugee day, 20 June 2007

The event was held at the Charity Centre/ ‘Reconnect’s office, as part of the European Union Capacity Building project to enable refugees’ in London and the South East to broaden their engagement in global issues. The event was funded by the European Union. The event included:

    • Speech and reflection on the importance of ‘Education for Development’
    • Speech by Refugee Journalists to explore the role of refugee in the British Media and the challenges
      and the way forward
    • Cultural show: Ethiopian folk show by refugee artists.

In commemoration of World Refugee Week, 30 June 2016

On 24 June 2016, as part of the commemoration of World Refugee Week, we organised a workshop on our pilot project, to transfer the skills of teachers with refugee background into higher education in Ethiopia and south Sudan. Key contributors included: Myles Wickstead, CBE, formerly HM Ambassador to Ethiopia, Djibouti & the African Union; Mr. Gonzalo Vargas Llosa, UNHCR UK Representative; Mr. Robin Shawyer, Director of Windle Federation; Ms. Rosemary Togwe, a TWRB; and James Kepo, the principal of Yei (South Sudan) Teacher Training College.