The Syrian Story
Understanding the Plight of Refugees
7:30-9pm Thursday 18th May
St Peters South Tamworth
cnr of Vera & Kathleen Streets. 6765 9304
Guest Speakers from Melbourne:
Lauren & Isabel Dale worked in education in the Middle East for over two decades, including Jordan, Egypt and Syria. Currently they are teaching and training in Australia, and Lauren runs English conversational classes for people on work-holiday visas, asylum seekers & refugees.
Lauren & Isabel were in the Middle East in January 2016 to learn more about what was happening to refugees. This included meeting them in their homes in the poorest areas of Amman and in regional Jordan, as well as in the large border camp: and in Greece, visiting and working with a number of different organisations working with refugees in Athens, as well as a week meeting them as they came off the boats after the crossing on Chios, one of the Greek Islands.
They have since kept in contact with people involved with refugees in the Middle East, and are planning to return again this June-July, visiting Jordan and Turkey.