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Fresh update on "scotland" discussed on The Newsroom
"Yeah, well, that was in fact, members of the Scottish football team celebrating qualification for the 2020 European championships. That rallying cry has been taken up by the fans. So how did yes, sir, I can boogie and 1977 song from a Spanish duo become the unofficial anthem of the Scottish football team. David Lewis has been finding out I can movie videos of the tartan Army sporting kilt with arms wrapped around each other, belting out backwards, classic disco anthem. I've been racking up hundreds of thousands of views on social media in recent days even more have appeared online after the Scottish football team held off their fierce rivals England at Wembley on Friday night. It all started after a clip went viral showing ecstatic Scottish players singing along to the tune in their dressing room after qualifying for the tournament in November, But they're hit already held a special place for the players. Defender Andrew Considine, who made his first appearance for the national team last year. Age 33 starting a spoof of the song at his stag do the video of him Dressed in drag and boogie Woogie. Ng was played two guests on his wedding day in 2000 and 15. The upsurge in the disco hits popularity hasn't escaped the band singer Maria Mendiola, who co created backer told BBC Scotland With this pandemic I've been sitting at home and this is uplifted me in a way you cannot imagine. Will always thank the Scottish team and especially Andy Considine for making me so happy after 43 years, and I can guarantee that will be in your head all day long now. That's it for this edition. Thanks for your time. Bye bye. Distribution of.
COVID: What is the Delta Variant?
"The latest virus variant to grab headlines is called delta. Why are scientists particularly concerned about it josh. Because it's more transmissible and it seems to be putting more people in the hospital. Tanya and it's on the rise all around the globe delta was first spotted in india and spread quickly to seventy four countries in england. It accounts for ninety percent of new cases taking over from the version called alpha. It's got a bunch of mutations. That seem to help it. Get inside human cells and vague. Antibodies that for it. Researchers at public health england found the chances of people passing delta around their households were sixty four percent higher than with alpha. That's a big jump. England had started opening up more recently to couldn't that have also led to more infections in addition to some feature of the variant itself. Yeah there's stuff going on that can heighten the delta numbers people started traveling and businesses and restaurants. Were opening. But the bottom line here is. There's a steep climb in delta cases and delta appears to send twice as many people to the hospital as alpha does. that's severe illness. Such as being unable to breathe. A lot of these people are younger. Underage thirty according to research in the medical journal. The lancet now this isn't all doom even with delta vaccines keep people safe health records in scotland. Show two shots of the pfizer. Vaccine blocked delta infection in eighty percent of people both the pfizer and astrazeneca. Vaccines kept practically everyone. Who got those shots out of the hospital. Early data from england show. So what's this all mean already in the us delta accounts for ten percent of infections. So it's coming. With summer reopenings and people mingling unvaccinated. People could get delta during the next few months setting up ugly fall getting vaccinated. The numbers show is the best route to keeping infections. Down and getting live closer to normal
Fresh update on "scotland" discussed on BBC Newsday
"We don't have our own team of commentary this year on World Service, but for a long, long time now we've carried the service that UK listeners here on five life. So how did the commentators avoid showing favoritism? Well, first of all, I would say we're ultimately professional, and that sounds a bit trite, but it's absolutely true. I think even on five live is an absolute understanding that we are commentators call it as they see it. If anything, I would argue that sometimes we're probably overly harsh on the likes of England, Scotland and Wales. And when they're involved Northern Ireland, you know, but ultimately our team of commentators and the former players that I used as the summarizes and guests they are as truthful as they can be. They call it as they see it of England have a bad game. They will say that so there's always that understanding and we are absolutely I can assure the listeners that we are not biased. To support your view. Colin on social Media VJ Kuma and India says that evil of matches among England, Wales or Scotland, favoritism is hardly noticeable during the commentaries. So there you have somebody Out there supporting you on that. Let's look at James's mention of the BBC's coverage of Copa America. Now that made him wonder if euro 2020 is actually of interest to those outside of Europe. Do you think that's the case? Well, it absolutely is. It's back by clear audience evidence that there is huge interest in the euros around the world. Attracts a large global audience. But of course, the copper America is a massive tournament in its own right. And if anything, it's a shame. They're both on exactly the same time, I would say. But you know, the copper America is massive both to our listeners and also to us here at World Service sport. We take Responsibility of covering big global sports events wherever they are very seriously. Well, Colin for those of us who are football fans, it is a.
Scotch Whisky Makers Welcome Suspension of Costly US Tariffs
"Relief today after the US agreed to suspend the Trump era tariffs on one of Scotland's main exports following a resolution of a long time trade dispute between the US and EU over subsidies to aircraft companies Boeing and Airbus concern in Washington state after
Fresh update on "scotland" discussed on Dan Proft
"The Nicole Hannah Jones types the 16 19 project people. They totally white wash history throughout the thirties, forties and fifties. In the 17 hundreds of this idea of how big of a deal it is to recognize that slavery is wrong. From our 2000 and 21 eyes. That's a hard thing for us to process But the fact we made any movement on the topic was something that mankind had never seen before that this was that was an evil that we have to stop it, regardless of any sort of economic stimulus. That has, which I'm with you. I think I think slavery Thomas Jefferson extensively. About not necessarily that slavery was wrong for the slate. He wrote about that you know who he said Slavery was wrong for the slave owner. He said. It creates lazy, selfish, evil and despotic tyrant. He wrote extensively about it, and that's true. I think slavery's bad for everyone. Exactly. And this this whole idea of the moment, the 17 76, I think was the moment but the build up was this multi decades of beautiful rich sermons and courageous Truth tellers that culminated in that summer of 17 76. If you if you look at history and give it an honest assessment, and you see the Protestant Reformation and you see is is, Bob pointed out the Geneva Bible where tell us about the significance of that. So the Geneva Bible was put together and it was no different than the King James Bible. They still use the original manuscripts. The only difference is in the Geneva Bible on on the on the side of each page were notes, and each of these notes had commentary on civil government. And and they did extensive work on self governance. Wow, and they listed that. And so when you see in that painting in the in the Capitol Rotunda, where they're holding out a Bible, it's the Geneva Bible. This is what inspired them for self governance. Switzerland. I'm just I'm curious. Bloody Mary came in, and she began to re impose onto the church who was flying in Scotland. She was She took over after Elizabeth Okay and began to impose. What year was this? The church of, uh we'll be late. 15 hundreds or early 16 nerds and And she wanted to take over the church. And so when you rebel, as Rob said, when you rebel against the church that's called that's called sedition, heresy, treason treats, and so they kill you to death. And so so they so there's knocks and and Calvin and all these people laughed and went down to Geneva. They left Scotland while they're sitting around the Starbucks in Geneva with nothing to do. Now is where you understand divine intervention. They said. Why don't we take the scriptures and put them into modern English and translate them? I said. We're good. Let's do that. So they started doing it. And Calvin said, Why don't we number the verses? So prior to that there was no John 3 16 until they did it Now it was just all the way it was. It was just manuscripts. And so when they got this Bible together, and then, as Rabbi Lapin points out is better than anyone is. You can follow where that Bible goes. And that's where you see this again. Explosion and invention and creation and art and literature and all these kinds of things. Then it gets up to poor James. He's jealous because people recognize we don't have to go to some City on the Caribbean. What we do we go directly to God. And so that created a reformation of we go directly to God and James begins, said Oh, it's just a matter of times. Well, we're not going to have to go through the Kings, the divine right of kings that God ordered. They're going to see that, too. And so he took the Geneva Bible and got the King James authorized version. So he got rid of their comments before he killed Tyndale or after Um, but that well, it would have been. It would have been right around it would have been after because he killed 10 down like 16. Oh, three years. Yeah, well, it wasn't there that long. But then those people then then they made a covenant that we have no King. But Jesus, and that's where they then you have. Samuel Rutherford wrote a pamphlet called Lex Rex, where the King was saying that he is the head of the church and Samuel Rutherford said no. When the king enters the church. He is subject to Christ like everyone else is. Christ is the head of the church. And that was revolutionary. That was the Scottish Covenant, Hers and that pamphlet Lex Rex. Was instrumental and it was guys like John Knox and these folks have put together self governance by looking at the Scriptures and That the idea of a constitutional republic it didn't start in in in Rome. It didn't start in Greece has started in the wilderness with the Jews, 3 to 5 million slaves. And the Republic was when Jethro said to Moses appoint Godly men are not confidence who loved the law over thousands hundreds fifties 10, So you have representative government. And then the Constitution this immovable structure that would guide them. This moral law was the Decca log, The 10 commandments. And from that came the civil law. And and they they lived together for 40 years without a police force are standing army because they were accountable to God and accountable to each other. And so the founders sought to put something like this together, as did the Scottish coven enters, it was it was, it was brilliant and you follow that back, and you do an honest assessment of history. You'll see that they're contending with colonialism. They're contending with all these issues. So Bob the and I hope you don't mind this diving into this having it's fun. Kids are taught Founders love slavery. They embraced it. Or they were quietly passively supportive of it. At the very least, because of the 3/5 clause.
Dr. Colin Walker on Snake Plants Aka Sansevieria
"Well hi folks are. I'm calling walker. I'm currently president of the british koch succulent society. But my eight year presidency is just about to come to an end. I have been interesting growing and studying succulents for just over fifty years. I'm now retired. So i can spend more of my time looking after them. Them and writing about them. I have a lodge collection and two greenhouses conservatory on a porch. I currently live in scotland just gloss so the dry conditions are a bit challenging to what i was used to embed fiche. We hate talk about sense of areas and this has been a subject that people have been requesting pretty much since they thought of making this podcast. And we're finally talking about them dating a whole episode to them and these of grown his popularity in the last few years. But i wonder whether you could tell us. Start off by telling us a bit about where and how they grow in the wild and what conditions are like. I'm guessing they have to be tough because they're from a place where the not getting much moisture sons. Fear is a genus of about eighty species distributed in africa Also there's a couple in madagascar then going east daycare innova beer and his fall eastern burma. There's a severe burn money. I've only ever encountered severe is in the wild once we were on a safari in the eastern province of south africa. And there. I encountered what i am believed to be some severe hyacinth. Authorities are about five species native south africa
Fresh update on "scotland" discussed on Lovett or Leave It
"Love it and use the code levin ten to receive ten dollars off any jury by dad will love it as they say in scotland sludgy var which is gaelic for daddy issues. Sure welcome to love it or leave it vacs to the future. Thank you darling. Yes thank you. It's me it's razzle mcdougal. Thank you please take your seats. Never need a fancy car on. The stake talks Only thing. I really need to see the face me ask a long time now. We learned a lot of nice lay. Asian you said that thing about mike but then a long game do by. Oh saving spike. Is they roll at all and gave us a world from the cdc hell. It's all to me this this guy get the ouchi all right. I believe them. It's just a because her summers all speaks. It's all just birds. Lead saw jars to the future Today that amazing song sent.
Lockdown to Ease Across Most of Scotland but Some Areas Retain Tougher Measures
"Of all adults. Despite the calls from business for the government to commit to the June 21st date for easing restrictions. There's also been further pressure on Boris Johnson to delay the lifting off England's lockdown measures. And Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has put easing on hold for millions of Scott's. Because of her concerns around growing case numbers. Many public health experts are warning that the Yuki could and ice tray scoot. No beat the start of a third. We've of the violence, and obviously it would be wrong to completely ignore that warning. Well. Much of Scotland's central belt
Fresh update on "scotland" discussed on Bigmouth
"Hello and welcome to big mouse. The pop culture podcast which doesn't teach your grandmother to suck eggs. I'm sean patent. An with me is andrew harrison. And how you you enjoying. The euro's andrew. I'm all right. Yeah i'm fine. I never understood without phrase. Grandma seeking ex came from gags. Anyway i don't but yes i'm enjoying the arises. It's england versus well as we recalled england scotland tonight. So who knows what those will all be cheating in. I imagine i. I like it. I find it really exciting but also calling turning twenty million rhetoric. Yeah yeah. I love the fact that they just have to call it that. I think it's wonderful. Have you seen also that David wetter has so much of his catalogue for nine figure. Some about seventy two million pounds. Seventy two million pounds for his jeans. Maybe somebody's buying the tunes to just bury them somewhere. So we don't the militarization of feature listening isn't it. I would've thought that the most music in the world is electronic. Dance music because it changes all the time. Yeah what is the feature for this. I don't know it strange knows and as usual. We're in the wrong business since yes here. That bonded about the master's offices so often but also let alone fat while reading about this. Some of the church of england owns the rights. Part of the rights to beyonce's single ladies. We honest umbrella and sexy back by offering justin timberlake because they've invested in hypnosis. Which is the big rights owning company. That is part of all these big packages that investing in future sounds. I asked the wonderful bear. The thought what they're investing in hypnosis that used to make pink floyd album covers with people on fire that they did for the cranberries the giant eyeball looking a naked man. Maybe that's what just saw noces with jay. That's quite changing. I believe you have an announcement yet. Cook and social Fear entertainment pets this weekend. Big mouth is doing what account help get over the extended lockdown which was really.
Viking-Age Treasure: New Insights Into Life 1000 Years Ago
"Martin tell me something about the culture of the area where they scored was found in medieval scotland. So galloway is a region of southwest scotland. That has a long coast that connects it to the irish. Saying but in the ninth century a it would be part of the anglo saxon kingdom of northumbria and so it was referred to in contemporary irish. Sauces added the saxon coast. It has linguistic background. That is very complicated. Because the result of returning ca is because modern welsh linguistic background than you've got an sort of anglo-saxon political control and at the period that the holidays buried you're just beginning to get another linguistic lab as people who are of scandinavian origin. But have been living in this irish. He region for at least a century beginning to settle an occupying particular areas within galloway. and so it's. It's quite a complicated part of the country. And the whole it seems to be buried precisely this time of linguistic and social change and that is a very interesting background and it's also reflected within the material but in old
Global Cruise Trips Return With Some Mandating Fully-Vaccinated Passengers
"Chips are on the move in Europe, as we hear from Elizabeth Palmer in England. When the Iona sailed into Southampton two weeks ago, she made quite the splash. 5000 passengers will board later this summer for her maiden cruise to Scotland with captain Wesley Dunlop in command. How lucky am I to be at the helm for it? I cannot wait. Challenging that optimism are the floating nightmares from last spring. Remember the San damn turned away from country after country with a deadly covert outbreak on board? Or the 2.5 1000 people who spent their dream vacation in quarantine on the diamond Princess in Japan. Simon Calder is a travel writer. It's a huge PR challenge the people who are most acceptable to covet 19. Older travelers are the absolute prime demographic for the cruise industry. Theo industry is trying to build confidence aboard. One of the first British cruises of the
What Will the Future of Work Be Beyond 2030?
"So if i can kind of package this together it sounds like first of all very hopeful for the future. There'll be more human to human interaction in the rules that we have this constant learning a new adaptation will enable people to still have jobs in the future. One of the the reason. I'm saying this is at one of the the main fears that many people have and this has come up in the podcast several times. That once or autonomous vehicles or enough of these kinds of autonomous technologies. Come about. it'll make people completely redundant. It'll erase enough jobs that there will be this. Massive pool of people. That won't have an opportunity to feed themselves to close themselves to attain the amount of money that they need to survive so to me. It sounds like your a little bit against the idea of a universal basic income. Is that correct or am i thoroughly but when you look at universal basic income for example. No one's really benign prove that they work. We've had finland tied kinda we've had the us y combinator. We've actually had scotland We've had germany trollop mostly the vessel by incomes games by that have included anywhere from between the couple of hundred people to content to twenty thousand people. Jim really concluded that for about thirty. Percents of people It actually had a meaningful difference because all of a sudden having a union having access to universal by skin comment that they no longer had to scrimp and save him con to worry about. Just how how are we gonna fade that families. You know so thinking not worry way. Betsy is absolutely important. And this is where if you want to build people up and if you want to develop economies the two things that you should invest in is education and care because those drive everything else is education. Education is one of very few sort of things by said actually has a cross generational impact. You know if. I'm educated as an individual than my kids will more than likely be educated and they will get better. Pay jobs that kids. We'll get to pay. Jordan keeps fading down the chain.
Johnson Calls for UK Talks After Scottish Nationalists Win
"Scotland's first minister Nicola sturgeon has discussed proposals for holding a new referendum on Scottish independence following her party's victory in recent elections sturgeon leader of the Scottish National Party says this week's results prove a second independence vote for Scotland was now a matter of democratic principle but the first minister Khan put a date on it but now that will not just be a judgment for me the Scottish parliament which of course no you highs a majority of bigger majority okay miss piece in favor of an independence referendum than was the case before the elections of the parliament will judge when the time is right sturgeon says however how a medium priority will be steering Scotland through the pandemic meanwhile British prime minister Boris Johnson has invited the leaders of the U. case the Volvo nations for crisis talks on the union Charles Taylor this month London
Boris Johnson Calls for Talks After Scottish Nationalist Victory
"House. Finnish Prime Minister Boris Johnson is invited The leaders of the U. K. Steve all of nations for crisis talks on the union after Scotland's pro Independence Party won his fourth straight parliamentary election. Think of a sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party says independence is
Carlos Alazraqui From "Reno 911" Interview and Comedy Set Show #64 - burst 01
"And voices when you were a kid or did you develop that as a teen in young adult through the or my parents from south. America dad british educated with no accident. My mom got nathan and then head over my friend. Kevin thousand started though scotland. One too many haney the signed. Feel as it on donny. And i'm hearing lethal their body. You'll hear way easing cow. Tow free of dialect is so dialects. Got you started. I think like every other kid. I'm watching. tv like hey listen if you stay ahead. We'll watch monty python. And so hearing all these dial in sounds. I just soak it up and started spitting it out on stage. I knew that i could be worse than that. Sort of hide behind us. You know i was always mba of the comedians. That could come out as them sell. And get you on wolf word or lois bromfield that well big carlos it. I mean everybody in show business. If you're really going to succeed you need a hook and for some people. It's their look like imo. Fill up some people. It's their attitude. Like bobby slayton other people. It's it's pure seinfeld atlano. It's their way to relate to everyday life in a funny way. There was nothing wrong. In fact. I think it's an attribute if you can take something like your voice characterizations in sound effects. It you could do and meld it with professional Creative comedy to the point where you're entertaining a bunch of strangers. I mean you're not just cracking up your brother sister. You're doing stuff that everybody enjoys. That's a big difference. My friends thing funny but just stepping in out of the front row and putting your feet on stage turning around and see an audience hold if your it exciting skydiver. fifteen years. I started in ninety five and went through two thousand ten. But you can watch videos this guy diving and watching the video on the ground and you go okay. I know what's going to happen. But once you get up on that plane and that door opens and that sound is coming the win and you keep playing. You're like what the after my doing. That's you know that's an analogy. Haven't heard before. But i think it's perfect because a lot of people wanna think they can be a stand up comic. Wanna try being a stand up comic and the one of the biggest fears to get over is getting out on stage and talking in front of a bunch of strangers and actually being able to talk intelligently and watching it making it look easy and then doing it is a whole different thing. Just like skydiving. My were my suit of armor. You
Scottish Election 2021: SNP Hopes of Majority Remain on a Knife Edge
"The united kingdom voted in local elections yesterday while scotland chose the next parliament with potentially huge implications for the future of the union. Well for more on this. I'm joined by katie bulls. The spectators political editor katie. Welcome to monocle twenty four. Let's begin in the most significant areas. Scotland wherein snp victory could be a catalyst for the uk's disintegration. Do you think that nicholas sturgeon. The first minister can hold onto her job. Do we have any results that indicate that so far so in terms of the scotland at results. I think it's gonna mean much clearer by the end of the day today. And if it's close it doesn't look it estimate comfortable Majority between is what Once she's staked her reputation on then. It could drag veto tomorrow morning. dementia scraped together a majority. If it's come to lose by this evening at intended the results forgets against much places. I caught the poo and kansas in england. Bit scotland I think is the most high stakes will the uk government because if nikola session can get majority in there is a even a wider pro-independence majority which could actually be more difficult for the uk government than it just being smp one. It presents an issue in the sense. What does boris yeltsin say about this request for a second independence referendum. We know he doesn't want to grant one but as much debate in western says to the best to do not saying never when then. When is the right time if it's not
Scenes of Scotland, as It Weighs Independence From the U.K.
Jameson Whiskey and Cannibalism
"Whiskey today. Suck is soaked in whiskey. mostly jameson. Some irish whiskey a great drain for some fun times kicking back and enjoy the taste of one of the best exports. The emerald isle has to offer also popular drink in my experience for people to torture with by buying you shot after shot after shot until you're spending and puking in the parking lot talking about jameson will lead us obviously into talking about cannibalism. Yup john jameson. The founder jameson was originally a lawyer from a loa in scotland before he founded his distillery in dublin in seventeen eighty and eighteen o five. He rejoined joined by his son. John jamieson junior who took over the family business for the next forty one years junior built up the business before handing it over to his son. John jameson the third and eighteen fifty. One they were killing it by the turn of the nineteenth century. Jameson distilleries were the second largest producer in ireland of whiskey in one of the largest in the world producing a million gallons annually. Dublin at the time was the center of world whisky production. It was the second most popular spirit in the world after rum. An internationally jamison had h five became the world's number one whiskey and then almost a century later at the end of the nineteenth century. The jameson name would get tarnished a wee bit when reports came back from the congo. The john's great grandson. James s jameson. Jimmy james paid to watch a young girl be killed and eaten. Cannibalism not a great pr moment. Hard to build a successful ad campaign around some cannibalism. What the hell happened in the congo
More European Countries Begin Easing Coronavirus Restrictions
"European countries are easing coronavirus restrictions as their vaccination programs gain impetus. Italy will allow restaurants and bars to serve customers outside in France, Children are returning to nurse reason. Primary schools. In Belgium had dresses are reopening while pubs are again taking orders outdoors in Scotland. Nick Beak report The loosening of restrictions reflected dip in new covert cases across the EU on what's hoped will be the beginning of the end of a third wave of infections. After a stuttering start. The speed of vaccinations has increased in recent weeks, with more jobs being produced and distributed across the continent. The European Commission says it's vaccine program is now on course to inoculate 70% of the EU's adult population. By the middle of July,
The Entomology of Boycotts
"I bring you interesting words and you may know all of them That have roots and a person's name, so if you remember quiz from last year i mentioned gerrymandering from Massachusetts governor l. Eldridge Gerry and the shape of voting districts kind of looked like a salamander Boston globe picked it up ran with became the gerrymander. And that's jerry me today. I really hope that some town in that in that area has a salamander mascot named Jerry. Oh that would be amazing right like of all the missed opportunities--ya so well are words today. Come also from people's names so our first one which i find really exciting well. I don't know if i told you this. I know i did on our previous show. But i don't know about the show but i went to ireland once on my honeymoon and scotland early. Yeah but this. This actually comes to us from irish irish. An irish word. The irish invented boycotting because of the english thousand percents. Yeah okay this all started in eighteen. Eighty when charles stewart parnell whom i've never heard of but was a pretty popular. Irish member of parliament named parliament after sir parlor apart so he decided that the english government had failed them in their time of need and they must seize control of their own destiny. This was not long after the potato famine. When you know. The brits really did nothing when they knew there was a problem and actively chose to ignore it while one third of the irish population starved to death. And then they that whole came in. Yeah we're assholes. So arnelle was the son of a protestant landowner who organized the rural masses into agitation against the ruling landlord class so the brits mostly the landlords owned everything. They were jacking up rent. They're throwing people out on the streets. Just terrible terrible people so kind of started. This movement called the three apps he wants fixity of tenure a freedom to sell and fair rent so these are all just people won't be affordable human rights. The same problem we're facing today.
U.S.'s John Kerry in China for Talks Ahead of Climate Summit
"U. S. climate envoy John Kerry is in talks in China ahead of president Joe Biden's climate summit of world leaders China's minister of ecology and environment said the discussions in Shanghai running through Saturday aimed to boost cooperation on climate change and exchange views on the U. and climate change conference known as cop twenty six to be held in Scotland in November a brief statement from the ministry said Kerry would be meeting with China's top climate negotiator fellow veteran diplomat said Jan one the U. S. and China are the world's biggest carbon emitters and both have set targets to become carbon neutral in coming decades although China state the date of twenty sixty has been described as not ambitious enough I'm sorry I shockingly
Northern Ireland assembly meets after sixth night of unrest
"Edition of the briefing with me. Andrew mueller last night for the sixth consecutive night northern ireland witnessed scenes of the kind of violence likely to prompt considerable agitation in observers with long enough memories. More than fifty. Five police officers are known to have been injured in the last week and considerable damage done to buildings and vehicles. The worst of the most recent disturbances occurred around one of these so-called peace walls which separate nationalist and loyalist communities in west belfast. The northern ireland assembly has been recalled for an emergency session at stormont today on joined with more on this by lord. Peter hain former secretary of state for northern ireland lord as you would know better than most people the good agreement did not end sectarian tension in northern ireland. There has been sporadic tension and violence over the decades since but measured against that scale. How bad is what we're seeing. Now was nothing like as you indicate the level of bombing and assassination and horror at the said. He has also troubles brought to northern ireland. Whistle the terrorism but It is serious and it needs to be addressed not just by northern ireland's leaders who displaying frankly a lack of leadership which is really disturbing but also by trade minister boris johnson and state for northern ireland who've been pretty absent from the scene in northern ireland now full quite a while and especially over this. What's your read of what's behind this because there is always the trap of reading significance which might not exist into what might just be a bunch of board young men looking for trouble. No this is that there are elements of that and they're a variety of other factors but the main problem has arisen over frustration amongst the unionist community the protestant community over the fact that there are checks and controls in for businesses doing trade. With great britain with england scotland or wales across the irish sea northern ireland of course is on an island with the republic of ireland to the cells and also within the united kingdom and within the united kingdom the rest of the united kingdom there are no barriers to trade of any kind between scotland. And or between wales and england for that matter scotland wales but they're on house result of brexit across the irish sea between england scotland and wales to northern ireland for the first time and that is the reason because the type of brexit that boris johnson. The prime minister pursued which was to break any real alignment with the european trade and customs arrangements and to go for at entirely separate of great britain but in order to make sure that the good friday peace process and the stability which has brought since ninety nine hundred was maintained. The irish border had to be kept open. Let's say the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland to itself as it has been now for decades and has become invisible with all sorts of human activity. Crossing it in their efforts not had the toxic role played a toxic role. Because it's been invisible it did in generations gone by and that's that's also the good if however that's it become the external frontier customs frontier of the european union. Then it could have ignited all those old problems that had beset and an bedeviled northern ireland. So instead what boris johnson agreed to was to keep the border open that men the northern ireland remained in the european union's customs union and it's trading markets but that's Inevitably because the united kingdom was leaving Great britain would be outside those arrangements so they have to be checks across the irish sea between northern ireland and great britain. of course. The prime minister denied this in his normal airy way At the beginning on the unionists and loyalists in particular who some of the most hardline involved feel betrayed. Because he didn't he wasn't straight with them way. Do you save in the causal connection between that dissatisfaction with the post brexit arrangements. And what we've seen in west belfast. Is it possible that there are people who are or were associated with loyalist paramilitarism. Who are leveraging that discontent to cause trouble. Yes there are and they're also criminals amongst them who drug. Traffic is and so on who've presented a police crackdown which has been quite effective in their communities to try and get rid of this drug trafficking problem and bought ignited. Not because of that so much though it's fit into it but also but primarily because suddenly loyalist protestant unionists suddenly found that Country what boris johnson told them. There are actually checks and controls strangling a lot of northern ireland businesses in a mountain of tape and naturally they see that as a break within the united kingdom because which puts northern ireland in a different place from say england scotland or wales and so they feel that their fundamental beliefs in the the union of the united kingdom northern ireland. Being within that is being threatened. And that is what ignites it. There was none of this until that issue suddenly arose around new year because the prime minister frankly say told a lot of porky's on us and didn't level with the unionist community and they suddenly found themselves in this predicament and had created Insecurity and understandable anxiety out of which these other factors criminality usa Vandalism and so on out of which that's fed you mentioned earlier a an absence of leadership both in northern ireland and in the united kingdom what would a constructive response from especially northern irish politicians. At this point look like presumably not like the one We saw her on twitter from arlene foster who went and it is a a term with which you will be familiar. Full water battery Suggesting that the violence will die quote. Take the focus off the real lawbreakers incheon. Fine that's probably not the most helpful into intercession. She could have made at this point. Is it well when you become first minister which is effective northern ireland as she is Although it's an unusual arrangement that she has joins us with the deputy minister. Michelle neil who's a shouldn't fain leader when you reach these positions you've got to speak for the whole of the community promises and president presidents naturally have their own party agendas to follow in their own party members to satisfy in any country in any democratic system. But you're trying to speak for the whole nation and that for the whole nation as well once you assume those positions and what has been disappointing about both of them and especially in recent days. Me aline fosters utterances. She's not adopted that role. She's effective acting as a party politician. A democratic unionist party rather than speaking for the whole of the the the the community across northern ireland and across the religious and political divides that have bedeviled for so many generations. And i think that's the kind of leadership we need. And we have gossips equally across the water London has been virtually silent on northern ireland. Now full rarely ever since David cameron and the conservatives came to power in two thousand ten under make this point on a on a party. Basis is a leave a politician and also it was labor secretary of state for northern ireland. A because it's traditionally been a nonpartisan issue between both the major parties. I make it. Because i'm genuinely an i've being hugely critical of the the absence of of number ten downing street of the prime minister in a way. That's attorney blend. Gordon brown were in vogue. John major's conservative prime minister before them. playing an honest broker role effectively. What they've done is said will not you know the the good friday process the peace settlement that i helped to negotiate in two thousand seven that brought the old enemies to share power together. That that's all done and dusted and therefore we can concentrate on the other pressures of government and that was fatal So we only seen a couple of sentences from the prime minister over the last few days when parts of belfast up in flames and a couple of tweets from the northern ireland secretary of state. Frankly that's not good enough. They should be convening all party. Talks in person to try and resolve these as labor shattered secretary. St louis hague has called for And they should be on the case all the time instead of effectively absence without leave as has been the case over northern ireland now sadly for a number of years lord haein. Thank you as always for joining us. You're listening to the briefing. Here is markle's ailing goffin. With the days of the headlines. Thanks andrew in the serum institute.
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"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"Comfortable so the stage is set. The microphones are switched on. We settled into our comfy chairs under audience is waiting. Could you make a noise oysters to be sure. We know you're there. I'm Ken Gordon. I run the refugee voices Scotland podcast. It's a personal project of Maine. We've been running for two years now and if your subscribers listened to for thanks it's really cool that we meet people who've actually listened to it so this is a co production between refugee. The Voice Scotland University of Glasgow UNESCO chair in refugee integration through language and the arts and refugee for the wonderful facilities. Ah Hijab or are you doing nice to meet you you're looking PhD student at the University of Glasgow. You're also an intern for the Palestinian Estonian Arabic online project. Yeah the higher. The one thing that we always do in these podcasts is just ask people. What's on their mind? What's on your mind today? In one hundred years ref we shop the first thing. That's in my mind that I'm happy. It's sunny today unlike yesterday. And the second thing that's in my mind since we're talking about refugees there's a I tell you a little bit of history. Yeah so I'm Palestinian from Gaza and I'm not sure if people know about the whole Palestinian Israeli conflict but it it started like in one thousand nine hundred forty eight and because Israel started their estate created their states. They had to expel people from their villages. When I say people I mean Palestinians who are living there for a long time and as they explode those people those people started to move to other areas and then eventually they became refugees? So Amirah Fiji Ah in one of the most populated refugee camps in Gaza. My parents are refugees. Migrant parents are piggies so it's like like three generation of refugees and you can tell like how many years we've been refugees and They you were Help those refugees get you know the main basics for the lives I with my grandparents and they give them tens and then people people started to build their own houses. Because sometimes when I say that a refugee and I live in a refugee camp I people will be like all and then I would. I don't understand why they they say that because in my mind it's not a big deal because a normalized and internalize allies in me. But then I started to get to know that even a refugee. It has like Norman normalize idea in people's mind that just that person and who lives in a tent. Well it's true for you know other crisis but for Palestinians. Just we tried to you know to move on on and I don't live in a tent. I live in house to floor house. So yeah this is me as a refugee third-generation third generation refugee. So what I want to talk about as well I said that everything internalized in me and then because I loved my I hope my whole life there. My parents live their whole life there so I didn't see anything different. That would make me compare between what I live. And then how other people live so I got a scholarship to get my masters in the USA and then spend their two years and then it was really really like the first two years of my life. So when when I when I started to have I was full of energy. Discover the World Meet New People and all these things and it's worked and then by the end of the second year I had like my own community. You know my friends and then I had to leave back to Gaza so I knew it is going to be hard because I will not see my friends But it turned out. It's not only because I will not see. My friends is because I will have something to compare to like. What's going on in Gaza and what what happened to like all these experiences I had in the USA so going back to Gaza? There's no no insecurity. There is no stability. There's no electricity. There is no access to clean water. Sometimes we wouldn't have have water at home like even all these things I wouldn't I wouldn't imagine that they're that bad but because I was exposed to new new environment that showed me what what are the basic rights that people from other countries have and we don't have so and and some of these things like for example access to water like I didn't I didn't I didn't say I didn't get it until until one of my friends pointed that out to me because in Gaza We get water for three or four hours a day and and during these hours we have we have like engine that will push water in big tank and sometimes would feel a lot of Like would fail the bathtub as well so that would have water to clean or do all these things add. It was normal to me. You know I didn't know this. This is bad but when when my pointed that out to me I was like. Oh yeah this is not right. You know so Besides there there were there would be a lot of collisions in Gaza. Like Bombini. And you know really horrible not not like war were just like is collisions. So sometimes I would go to work and then I would just freak out because there will not VC's fire so there would be skeletons and you know. Sometimes they would boom car and then just just in my mind that maybe AH car. I'm in maybe this guy in this tax is targeted. Maybe I'll die. And then you know just I go to the work and I go back mccomb and just the same thing until ceasefire is announced or whatever it is so yeah it was pretty hard like going going back after the. US spending two years in Gaza because it made me feel like how unfair the world is and help people. Just don't appreciate she it all these things in their lives you know and then After spending two years in Gaza enduring all these things like I was with my family and would live the same things but it affected me differently because I started to think that this is not right. This is not supposed was to happen so now I got another scholarship from the British Council to get my PhD. And let me tell you one thing. I think I started to recover cover from my reverse culture shock going back together up. Maybe like I started to feel that going back to myself. Maybe like a month ago because I think in my first year I wouldn't be like I don't know it say. I felt that I wasn't right because it was recovering. But now I feel I'm almost there. I started to recover. Well that's great news. Yeah we'll come back thank you and so. How long have you been? This started in Glasgow. Yeah so long beating Glasgow and three months so you spent quite a lot of time here. Still recovering yeah okay. How did that manifest itself in you? When you're you're still feeling like you're having reverse culture shock? How does that feel what? What does it make you do here? So for example. We don't have electricity in Gaza. We only have like four hours so at the beginning. Freak out if my phone is one percent because it's like if it's back home you know that you leave maybe wake up and your phones I it but here is just is not the same. I hate fireworks. I really hate fireworks because it just sometimes I'm with my friends is and their fireworks and unlike only there's Kelly there's something wrong sometimes. I feel like I'm stupid. Because or maybe I'm a very much sensitive person which I don't know yet but there was. This is this to this thing that I've ever felt once I was sleeping and then the curtain were open and then the street light was like the street lights here there and the yellow so that yellow light sometimes whenever there's bomb there's a flash similar look yellow flesh before the bomb so that lies just freaks me out like I if you best pass by my house. My curtains is always close ause because that lies freaks me out is just reminds me of that light before the bomb goodness me. Yeah I mean I don't know I'm I'm not sure how I feel all these things because my friends. I'm not sure if they feel the same. I don't know just happens. I e all these Adia just come to me reverse culture shock is something. I'd not hair dove until now I mean it's different from one country to another so if view have reverse culture shock if you were in California and then came to Glasgow there verse culture would be The weather is bad. I'm not used to the weather in. We know what reverse goes. Yeah but it depends on the place you know. Thank you for sharing interesting. Have you met many other Palestinian refugees around Glasgow. Well not really. I knew three Palestinians who got scholarships here and two of them and they're from the West Bank they're not refugees and the other one. She's originally from Gaza so she's not refugee but you know all those experiences dances. The don't differ that much from a refugee a non refugee Palestinian because of just the same. There's is Kelly we all in the same and you know we're on the same situation so it doesn't vary that much when we were having at the beginning. You were talking about refugee anger. Yeah yeah elaborate on that well. I can't elaborate in there. But sometimes I feel the media especially like the Western media. They like to portray refugees in specific picture so that other people would sympathize with them and I totally understand that but at the same time when. There's a picture of a refugee that I don't remember remember that I've I've seen it but because I'm so angry. Okay I just makes me more angry. When when they don't show that anger that the refugees Jeez they endure because of all these injustices and I wish that they would once they would show that refugees? They're humans yes. They feel sad the feel pain. They feel happiness whenever they get any kind of aids the feel Arnaud. They've all these feelings beside they feel angry as well. It's not only that. Oh look at them. They're I'm sad because because of their suffering offering a look at them I said because they feel happy because the we give them floor or give them a bit bit of money now but they're really angry like no one would like to be suffering that much or to be be living in a situation where he or she doesn't have the basic needs like most of those people who sympathize with them have so yeah I just want to say that refugees get angry but I'm not sure if they show it because maybe they don't have enough energy energy because I think anger needs so much energy maybe all their energy is wasted in sadness and suffering. What would your advice be to any refugees? Jeez that are listening to this in Glasgow right who feel angry. I mean I would tell them. Take your time feel sad. Tried writer adapts. And once you feel that you're angry don't don't be scared to show because you're just human. Don't be scared because you have different passport. That says that you're Fiji. You cannot get angry. Don't don't be scared to show in your anger if you're at the airport and you people people deal with you in a different way because your passport says that you're you're human. You're British Scottish Tisch. But you now you have different password. Heard the term. New Scott's yeah what do you think about well. I like it because because I read about the program so I think it's mainly for the Syrian refugees. Who came right okay? So I only read the part about Syria winds coming and the calling them new scots. I read it because because of education wise not like political wise and all these things but I really like it. I think here people in Scotland they care much about refugees even like normal people. Sometimes I would walk doc and people would have like a post I say I welcome refugees or you know just if feels good that they're they're people just normal people who care and you know they want you to feel home and I think the program is well organized because they focused on the language I I that you need to learn the language and they give those people the chance to represent their culture alive..
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"To to get in touch Axes new funding. Were Open for new ideas. Yes we're all doing. A lot of things now always open for new ideas. So yeah just support us. You know by becoming friends of the welcoming by visiting us here if you need them to come with this buying dealt with more about what we do and aw thank you very much. Get thank you. We make podcast. The capture refugee stories I'm here with Sarah Nando Fernando from Venezuela yes I am Venezuelan by my parents Portuguese. I am to to I stay here from one year. I love stay more time. Many many years. Why why do you come to the welcoming center Sir because one friend is big with me about this this association? He's very good about this. I decided to come one one girl attend me speak with me. She showed me only activities during the week. I love that and I a decided to come now. I come into Games night. I enjoy you. Play Ping Pong bijard chest. Learn English to a meet people many countries I had that there's more than sixty countries entries people from more than sixty countries or here. Yes Fernando I heard you playing table tennis with Zoe as you you. So who won. WHO's best at playing table? Tennis other other guy is not what between you two guys to say the same fit you. Sure yes and now you wonder yes. Good Okay yes. What do you like doing here number? Yes and Mississippi. It is a very good and guilt. Inhale vide- Pity Nice Golden Hail. Yes and God God then yes and very very garden three yes and the city nor hot. Yeah the city is not hot although okay okay where are you from Sir. My from Syria and Syria now no good bombard and yes brazen nor now okay. How long have you been in Scotland? It meant a kgo eight months commitment and might to go dumberer and Turkey Oh yes because man Miami and me Nogot me could and So you have lost hunt. Yes Oh no hunt deers. and A me. And go twenty four in college and studied English and my children and to goes near Surrey and my wife and to go study English Speak English and I noticed something that something. Something that people have said before is that children learn the language quicker than adults. Do you agree. Is that true. Yes yes my children and my children to to my son three years and my daughter to two years good at Mas- speak English and colored number. Save an mammary and Bill and children. I want to say something that I did. One course about no sorry childcare for one year hearing in Scotland the consular Salaam. He's become a concealed. Remember how you saw in the newspaper about men men in childcare I applied they accept me. I bust the course I have a certificate and you want to to job about about nursery. I have to agree to to found A. Yeah just about Cheer Dron. I loved that world. Okay so you're looking forward to getting some work work with children. Have you have your certificate. I think good gentlemen. It's been really nice to talk to you. This is a lovely beautiful bright place isn't it. It's nice to be here with you both and thank you very much for telling me about your experiences and the welcoming and I hope we bump into each there again. We'll meet again definitely. Thank you very much thank you. Thank you refugee voices. Scotland refugees in their own words. Let's you can find welcoming on the web at www dot the welcoming mark. You could find it on instagram and on facebook and on twitter account is cold act welcoming. I remember that if you're a refugee or asylum seeker who has something something on your mind if you run a refugee or asylum seeker support project and wanted to tell us about it in our podcast. Contact us on refugee voices. Scotland at gmail.com. We'd also on twitter to Ref Voice Scott and we have a facebook. Don't miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast. I thank you very much for listening.
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"We don't have knowledge in general and Scotland uh-huh so that's such valuable thing to in terms of legacy and what's your what's other projects you're looking forward to to be the next legacy Agassi project. The next product will look into doors. It's an addition to what we are doing to look at transport okay for the CF. Each year or issue round of funding Europe life for need to show additionality something new that you're going to so what we have in mind at the moment still under lease which is to introduce an outcome around transport and as my own opinion at least not uh-huh yet formalized as I said earlier on we have we attract foreigners people coming from abroad. I think that might be these. People fly to Scotland and flying obviously is not good for the environment so what we could do is to you. Obviously do they want to see how the they traveled to to the UK or recruitment And then uh this these people about alternative or epo ways of travelling. I encourage people to buy three an in order by bus. And then you know one of the behavior of these people and then we can. We can see because we have a baseline and we know people use to fly. And this is how much carbon emission they used to to create and now they're going by bus or train and this how much carbon emission the could he hit and then we can compare the two. So that's that's an exciting area and then another area that we're considering torture work with schools. WHO's the local schools here in the teachers? The students independence but we are at the moment. We are exploring. Auden these these these ideas until you've got a fantastic list of things that you do in this relatively small area this beautiful building. What other skills vote talk to you teach? Okay we're on gloss on on the weekend inside so so is computer class begins for Arabic speakers so we actually that you speak in Arabic Midi attended by series Uh so they deter would teach participants busy competitive skills you know how to create your own military's health shop online how formation facebook unsold so for people with no computer knowledge at all this is very useful to confine their own is talking point to increase it. Looks kills so this is really popular. And as I said they take place every Saturday to clauses eleven till one and how foreign policy and how many people are in those classes. I think another ten people not attending each plus mixed when we started we started with. We Miss Class. I and close by then. We decided that I'm experience would be more appropriate every Saturday. That's a Lotta a Lotta people learning digital scale. This is it is at the you. So you mentioned everyone has to be over. Eighteen are already programs that are particularly designed for younger younger people with about a year ago so I was approached by A couple of people from the Indian community who are saying you know the young people they don't have access to any activities outside else I can help them with creating someone gave her. DVD's for them because the welcoming did not work with young people. Do we contacted other organizations. In this example it was the Spartans Community Football Academy in North Edinburgh so pericles bill. Football Academy means lovely facilities ooh We knew for a long time so we got in touch with them and the the the the opportunity so now hosting a weekly session for the CDN people say twelve Every Sunday play football table tennis. They have a a communicable where people come play. the play station for young people on white labeling that from time to time the invited speaker somebody to speak to them about a specific issue. That's important so that partnership allowed us to support the people who don't directly work with them but we have access to park the notice and other organizations. Who can do that? And I'm really pleased that the SPARTANS is leading the out and a very successful product which is often the Ford initiated by coming. What do you see? The future of the welcoming association welcomed project. I think appreciate is getting I think the way coming has future because you know the woodwork. That we do here But again funding is never you can never say you know. I know. They're going to get funding. Our have a good track record I talk for my productivity killing the product. I think we are making really would impact and I'm sure would have an opportunity to due to get more funding by these competitive sector and This will acities. You don't know you know what's going to happen looking at our traffic. Was I think would be would be fine. If someone's listening to this what to do next will send individual then our website you know. Kick out what we do. You can contact if you'd like to volunteer as a as a teacher or the defender our gardening volunteers we have a large number of opportunities for volunteering. You can you can support us by donation If he's the government person listening to this day funding is what we're looking for is to do because it was out funding of yesterday do so if the government started the body or a funder then again.
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"The Fisher project because we do home visits so we go to people's home about vice about how to save how to use in the deficiently recycling system in Edinburgh how it works because as you can imagine Meighan. It'll these people come from Brooklyn climate. They're not used to heating systems and the wizard in decline in Scotland. So they need that. Help help from us to Go over he thinks the programmers the bills at the recycling. I'm so it's really useful. Say This I think that we are providing to the comedian. Say Money as well. I think I think Scottish people okay. Even though the Scottish people from Scotland they also don't get used to extremes of weather hot spell and everyone complaining. Yeah Yeah So. It mentioned a great project right at the very beginning. Can you tell me about the incoming clear. Future Project started five years. School is funded by the Climate Kelly Front squats government. I knew administered by keeping Scotland. Beautiful This most recent funding we go two year funding and There are three or four outcomes attached to that The first first one is about home visits where we go out to visit Syrian families in their own home give them advice about home deficiency and recycling and saw saw the other outcomes about climate literacy where we bought the different welcoming classes English language classes and talk about climate related public with recycling glass. Dick or even information. You know what this climate king what Causes Climate Jake game on what are the effects of climate. And what can you do as an individual to help package. Climate Change so climate literacy is a very important outcome for us and And we are doing very well. Actually because of the nature of the whittling that we have a pool of people coming to us so struggling. But I'd like to find people talk to. Here's a question. What is the most difficult thing to to educate people of climate change? Because it's a eddie very big thing is tricky thing to get people to remember or understand. I think do things. Yeah Yeah for some people coming from The global developing countries coming to live in the UK. They might not have the same notion about climate. So there's a lot of work to be done there. There is there so in this. Some people is struggling to find the benefit of tackling climate kink. Unless you say you can also save money you see because we will come to your house. need to put the heating on twenty four hours in your bill. Will it'd be very high. So what advice we give you will help you save money as well as protecting the vitamin so joining the two that to help us to to brexit terminology right name was playmate crisis. How do you feel about as a person I feel through facing the climate crisis I think would be even more in the future I believe that people should stop to think seriously about what they do on day to day. life and what they can do to reduce the dead foot the carbon footprint. There's also interesting subject. I'm actually you can explore is climbing justice or injustice year for me coming from Africa I know for that. There is very little carbon emission in Africa because of very low industry look less travel and sold so in other words the western countries Youtube America they emit of carbon emission African in poorer places in Asia versus the emit very little however the consequences are filled more by the poorer countries Dan the Western countries and we call that climate injustice. You causing trouble. I suffer more for example when Hue Akin Katrina. I think the United States a few years ago when it happened the most people who suffer where the black ethnic minority the homeless and the poor. Because they're not able to evacuate quickly. Don't have things to places to go. Why would not victim ugly because the details of six Similarly on a on a global level in Africa Medicare is are feeling. Aw Poor really because the racism has changed because of climate change People are able to predict there in the beginning of the season so they can start planting their crops on they suffer because of the deforestation addition People Migrate from one place to another because they did here is is is no longer suitable for agriculture because because of climate change it causes less disturbance to the communities who live there to have claimed at refugees. You have calamities. Tiffany is actually people say the problem is Syria stopped because of climate change because on one area I think they were Because of climate change agriculture was down People were unemployed in numbers so people started to fit. I played and started to race against the government. And that's how the thing is committed so yes climate terrific. I think. That's that's the future. I can feel your interest and passion for the subject. Yes on your such great stuff. Here Junior uh-huh people going into actually going into people's homes and show them how to be more efficient and everything you need to do to save money and also reduce the carbon footprint MHM The other. Outcome is is about food growing really exciting project. We started in April two thousand eighteen and we managed to secure an allotment nearby and the food growing project consists of people going to to to Get used to planting again new skills and mixed with other people and also we go go to people's homes and held them to to grow food in their own gardening and we help them. You know building raised beds communal building in compost Mama uh-huh equipment and so on so that's really really useful for the community and Do that we work in in partnership with so many organizations whether they're CCF funded or or or not and we also a lot of number of here's especially for the garden and Part of the CCF product encourage you to create a legacy of your project so when the funding is finished what is going to be there. So I think we've been really successful on Establishing legacies or creating ladies for the project for example in two thousand sixteen We stabbed social enterprise. The legacy of the project now social enterprises about running and they're doing better will Making reusing Dick Style to create new ideas clothing and handbags and things like that And we also have a legacy of resorts bank that we have coming which contains topics selected to climate change. So teachers can come anything. Look about the plan to do with environmental clinique and they can use use that as a teaching material for the class We are also considering working with CDN artists to create the new social in the price where this artist would work with CDN women to create take what record called textile up using recycled materials. And stuff so I think their legacies very important than an an and I think we've been successful in that area and as the defenders would like to see there is something left after the end of the project so as I said that would be the city of community and we're really in a managed to dander terrorist. I'm there would links with them because we offer package once. We offer a full package of of of of service and support to this community. For example could come here to learn English. We go to them talk about climate change and Khomeini we have befriending project so each it can be assigned befriended As I said earlier on we have unemployment worker who helps them writing their. CV's finding jobs hopes and so on and plus it's more products like Scotland for newcomers for this week liberal each. What is the Guam visit with a place where this Akassim or museum or a park so they go in a group from the welcoming? All New People Very very popular because people is really good in a group to hit some somewhere. So you know where you're going you meet people on the way the group members they're going with you can meet friends with them So yeah there's so many things going on though is coming it. It strikes me that you're teaching people and climate change skills and climate change awareness in a way that lots of us don't.
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"Name. Is Ken Gordon Today. In a magnificent echoey place with with Adele Abraham who is a community development practitioners out the Welcome Association Louisville. Hallo it's a beautiful day. It's been sunny rainy every five ten minutes Scottish. Could you tell me something about the welcoming association. Because it's a very ediborah KNBR centric organization. It is numbers. Injury is a grassroots organization established in the early two thousands Men thing that we do here. The welcoming is to provide English language classes at different levels so we have beginners closys else. He's being immediate intermediate advance In addition to that we run conversation coffee. Every Friday. So people people come to us from different countries over sixty different nationalities. Come to the weight coming and we are threat over fifteen hundred people annually to come. I'm he ended English. So that's our mean operation and has been like that for for a long time so on top of that we on other projects for for example. The project I'm working in it's called the welcoming future project which is funded by. CCF Kolin Fund Scottish government administered listed by keeping Scotland beautiful and we have been received funding for the last five years. And we're very grateful to our funders because doc money is allowing us to work in the community. Today's awareness about climate king and encourage people to take action to tackle Clem. Kick pick okay before we before we talk about that coming back to the English. Many many many people take boxing classes. We don't seventeen in different classes a week on average about twenty people in each plus so annuity say they're about seventeen hundred. People come out classes security countries from over sixty countries I would say mainly Europeans. We did the research or survey recently and Italians audience and Spanish are the minority for participants. However a couple of years ago we started to engage with the Syrian refugees irving is through the Edinburgh Council seat in the program were partners in that program and therefore we we do what was serious as coming here to learn English or enjoying other activities to help them integrate in the community? So we have we've been we've been fortunate position to be partners in that. What is it mixed cripple male and female female over eighteen? We don't work still doing at the moment though the will look into into that but so far we what was eighteen plus. How long did the courses lost English is it? Continuing for years is a drop in Dropping clauses so people can come for a month or two months six months so is very very flexible when no unlike Fixed with a specific course that you need to complete the dropping nature actually attracts people dos. People don't don't feel obliged to you know to stick to a course because as you know people some people come here just for the short holiday or for some work and going back home so this idea for the. There's no commitment in terms of time under you. Can you can stop anytime you can attend as many classes as you want east gloss About two hours and is completely you talked about people finding work. Is there a focus on trying to help the people to get into work with. We actually have a worker. Who dedicated for that? So we have unemployment guidance Colleague who help people writing their CV's applying for qualities finding jobs and so on. So that's yes we do have that. How long do people stay with you and stay connected team? It depends for example the Europeans who come to us there it depends on their own circumstances. You know some people here are here for a short period and then they go back to their country over something. We're here for longer. And they will stay for us that long list. They had full time and they couldn't come in. Wi- with the Syrians is kind of more Glenn commitment because as I said we're partners with the city of council and receive funding from them to do that integration work so is more kind of ongoing commitment with the Syrian community. Okay so you get to know people potato we do. Let me do pretty well either through them coming here. Yeah or visit them at home as part of what.
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"Oh boys in the coming year maintenance. The numbers of arrivals have increased increased massively recently. So it's really hard for us to look at that twelve month plan at the moment and to sort of look at how we grew in in projects and stuff because when we're delivering one hundred and twenty well compacts a month. That's a big push each month. That is hard on top of that. We've got thirty to forty buggies and we've got two big community unity. Proper prevents all the donations. An Open Mike here and there to know all of this stuff that we enjoy leading feeds our soul as well chats with schools schools and workplaces running donation drives. All of that stuff needs to happen. So for one hundred and twenty welcome back. That was difficult. Last month. We delivered two eight hundred seven. Welcome pacts to recently arrived people in Glasgow so numbers are increasing so we need to be able to respond to that and we don't know whether that will continue. Its nobody ever knows but we need to be able to react to that if it is to continue if someone's listening listening to this and wants to get involved in to help. What's the first and foremost check the website? The website is where we're not trying to put as much information in as possible as the surf first point of call. We do also have a refugee volunteers. FACEBOOK group. We also have a WHATSAPP group. There's going to be a link on the website this week to be able to join that WHATSAPP group from the website. And then there's also our mailing list what she can do through the website as well. The events page page on the website is probably the best place to check what we're not too. When the pop ups go on their community events going there and welcome Pat Building Dis Gore upon on their at anytime? We're looking for volunteer to get involved. The picture for the event will be a little placard. Come along to something whether it's a volunteer event or aw come along to something like tonight. The number of people I met tonight that were late. What can I do hotel a hotel connect and come and meet us because we are very responsive mm sieve to your needs rather than to our needs? There's always can. I swear there's always shit that needs done so you can. You can come and get involved in that stuff but it's up to you. It's up to us a person to decide so we're not one of the organizations musicians to ask you to commit ten week every week we ask you to get in touch and we'll find your availability away to fit in with our organization canonisation but also gives you the opportunity to hopefully do the thing that feeds your soul. Because that's why refugee works. It feeds my soul if he's harnessed saw if he jane soul and every volunteer works with those comes away in circles thanks so much for the opportunity unity and the the core team sort of look at that and go thank you so much for giving us all of your energy and shooting that period but it has defeat your soul sold Selena. Thank you very much. Thank you for happily in this podcast you heard in order of appearance lorry Resolven flips. KIEF DAITO Zahn Jamie Mon- John Hargreaves Andrea Baker and the incredible sound energy of the nervous ensemble and finally the founder Ariffin G Cylinder Hills. All their contact. Details are in the show notes. If you're interested in being in our podcast get in touch you can find us on. WWW DOT FIJI voices. Scotland Dot Com and on twitter at REF voices Scott Anger also on on facebook on behalf of the refugee voices. Scotland team we would like to issue a merry Christmas and a very happy new year. We're going to see see you in two thousand twenty with lots of new shows a new show ideas take care stay warm hug your billions and thank you for listening.
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"A distance because you know you've created a different reality in the space and so you're in a character which means you're not you whereas in a in a situation situation like this I can as an artist be myself and present music that way as an opera singer you are yourself in there under the wig and the make up. Ah Your responsibility is to step into another character. Portrayed someone else's life. I'm what I can bring to. This is my life experience. My feelings my emotions as a collective elective with the orchestra. And that's a very unusual thing to be able to do. What are the things that transmitted for me was just pure joy? Yes and that is what for me is so inspiring very often as an opera singer. You're not at home. You're on the road you're alone and that's an incredibly probably a lonely existence in which to make music and so with this group we travel together. We laugh together. We cry together. We sing together. We jammed together and and we make music together and that experience Intergroup is really powerful and it's also powerful for us to be able to connect with people who may not. Have you ever heard classical music before. been up close to it. And that's also bridging a gap because people often classical music is out of touch out of reach is too expensive. Not Accessible. Won't understand the words when in actuality classical music is just music. So that's why I find. The idea of reaching teaching people through this art form is the perfect perfect vehicle. And what's what's the next few. Well I have two sides to my life. I work for BBC radio. Scotland and I do a lot of documentary work on civil rights and so my next project is operatic but Inbetween I try to find ways to tell all stories through radio and the next big project that I'm doing is trimmed which is Scott Joplin. Opera is the first black opera from America. Ever written and Scott Joplin is the slide pianist and so it features. An african-american story told through jazz blues. Slide piano opera and European classical music and the project runs for the next eighteen months in North America so that is my next big GIG if we have listeners in north North America and we probably do we are in north. America are in May and California. This is through the volcano theater and we are in Stanford and we are also at Berkeley at the beginning of May. And if you're in North America keep an eye out TREMOLO volcano theatre in Toronto turn. There are more dates coming throughout America. So keep your eyes peeled and it's easy to find us on social media like you so much for speaking to me. Thank you very much. Thank you for coming Selena. Got Really quiet now it has. It's gone really quiet. I don't like the everything's gone. They've all finished. The Orchestra. Orchestra has left the building so friend of the podcast as ever facility now. This seems like an annual event. We catch up. What's been happening in the last year a year and refugee if time to fit it all in there is never attained to fit? It's also really difficult to talk about time periods when we just go by the by you just sort of play through but yea since last December world. We've got this space we've got a space on buyers rued. Incredibly lucky to have this beautiful event space. I was actually chatting to somebody earlier and I described it as if we were if we were dead port and we had one of those houses that Hadley guest room like the the posh eleven rim the only the only guests are allowed to go and this is our late. It's our portion in the bregger. The donation space is like the whole cupboard that nobody dares open the door and it was only when I was saying that actually captures what this is all about. The buyers route is to give us an office space. That takes us a we from the macy chaotic vibrant fun brilliant space is the donation space. But the just a little bit room to think thank and then it's also a little popo space that we can do events late tonight and that we can have open mics. We can have workshops. We can host amazing organizations. We've had universities. Use the space with private companies uses base. And it means that we you're bringing in income the get to do something for us as a refugee support organization and whilst also needing space in the city to do do whatever they do so it's a lovely little it's just a lovely little hub of community stuff and tonight is a great example over this afternoon where we had people dropping into say hi people dropping into finite how they can help and then a stupendous performance. German spy nervous on symbol and last time we spoke you were talking about shortages and needs of things like buggies and stuff like that dot going in the donations nations site and also you talked to boat you pop up events that you were doing. You're you're giving stuff away. POPs have been transformed. It's amazing are POPs. What was our this exactly what we say for them to be there a bringing together of people from all over Glasgow to pick up things that they need and it's don in a way that structured it's not exclusive? I suppose is the word I mean in that. It's not an exclusionary because it's complicated it. It's a very straightforward. You can be booked on you might be UCONN. There will be volunteers and people there who will know that you've been before four if you've been before and you will be asked to either. Just wait half an hour Wilson. People who've never been before Gwen or or or to just head the street and we know no and I feel much more confident saying that I think last year I was just getting to the point of saying. I think we might have figured out what we're doing now. I feel really confident. In seeing we knew how to run their event successfully and that doesn't doesn't come easy to somebody who still thinks that they're winging their way through life but I think we've got IT I. I really think we've got it. We've doubled the a number of volunteers at as well. So we've got more mines and more folk helping problem solve anything that we come across so the pop ups are going brilliantly. We still see one hundred fifty two hundred people a month at those donations are phenomenal at the moment as well and people poll again we center founder feet in terms of how we get the things we actually need. We don't shy away from seeing if you wouldn't give it to someone you do. Oh please don't give it to someone you don't and people really seemed to have responded to that so we know get winter jackets. We get winter. Footwear we get toiletries. Toiletries and stationery and hats and gloves and scarves that we need. We no longer get some were droops and the stuff. That's the whole cupboard was talking about earlier we get the specifics. And that's really really important. It makes far easier to to welcome people but we've also moods of new partners and that always makes life far easier and whether that partner is Somebody Light Nevis Ensemble from tonight who can deliver the most phenomenal capture of community and of coming together as people through music. Yeah it blows lose my mind whether it's that or whether it's somebody late repair cuffy Glasgow who we work with to recycle up cycle. Repair the prams impeached. Here's that get donated. The have taken sole march of I were so much of the Admin side. Uh of the BUGGY and prime donations of her hands the it just completely changes. We do things. So they're currently running crowd under the. I would encourage anybody that wants to support refugee to support them because if people support them we can get twice the number of buggies out that we can if we are not if don't exist details of that in the notes yeah that would be amazing. They are the they basically take the bit of the bug impromptu donations that we can't handle as an organization so we can't repair them. We can't spend time cleaning them and enter of up cycling them whereas if we can get into neater to repair Kathy they can do all of that stuff and then we can get them out to family so much quicker so they are. Yeah the IT's working with Organiz organizations like that that have made refugee be able to grow the way. It's grown over the last year. And what's in the coming year..
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
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"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"Fight. It's it's nice to see you. Everyone can come together and make something happen and it was all on the basis of the little boy with those he said there sure no matter how much extra stuff you get. That's still not enough. No had I think a lot of organizations in China who worked without level luke distribution and passing on things. I think we all see my goodness. It really helps helps. I individual helps that family. The time is completely needed and allows people to feel missile luther. Doing some fun can be really hard to to want to help them. Thank you want me to do especially. If you're a peden responsibilities you can't just most people just to say took off again so can be able to donate to be financially whether it be stuff and it can help people feel involved and part going to wait or project but yes you're right. You know it doesn't it doesn't solve the problem. The little boy went away bones on <hes> but that doesn't change them. What do you wish you'd known long before? He started such a good question because I've been thinking about that a lot recently. I wish I don't what about developmental trauma I wish I had known more attachment and I wish I focused more on support and patents rather than children should be the best way to support a child is to support the patience to continue that stable attachment until the capture after them and the best we possibly can and I think it's hard for volunteers going into camps with Nori my youth for I'm a opened appearance to to support their children and sort of provide them with resources allow. They've been the ones to get the children the boots at distribution because quite often the kids would play not for Oregon with the way it was the we would manage. We it would be handled. Are we were top. Biscuits may be you know what story tame enough to kind of choosy. I wished appearance and been doing and I wish we could have empowered them to do that and we did. Certain extent especially with younger children are toddlers Babies Day findlay. I wish that more of that and I wish I could have understood that award at the time and again to do this again. If you were would that be possible nor not just any and between among most young person who's going through this island process <hes> someone I met in flatts on no. I look after head so I'm very committed. It's a it's all my all much open and second. I couldn't leave have indisputable when these through what's going through just to meet some insurance is he's one of the young people and he's he's wonderful and he's incredibly resilient and capably fiercely total phone but he's in a really difficult situation when through so much as I can really be anybody else you mentioned things three things that you wish you'd known more about Developmental Trauma Attachment and parental support when doc developmental trauma. What does that mean for me. It's been a really steep learning curve. I I have one youth work different things for work but didn't really fully understand the impact of trauma and impact when there's been lots said recently about A._C.'s adverse childhood experiences. There's lots of talk about that and newspapers and you know all the different ideas of you can have an e score in this can show tell you what could potentially happen in your life in terms of your health and wellbeing. What can what that traumatic relief can then become Bloomington if you like. I don't think got a full understanding of until I started looking after my young person on for me. It's been a huge huge learning curve to cap the different parts of his behavior and how you paid and look after. I don't Paerson who's going through. You know what their behavior scare what they see or how it seems highly behave in a war war. Is that really like self sabotaging behavior not being able to sort of take positives not being able to complemented all these different things just sometime surely small or sometimes much much bigger so I would have loved afternoon one of Atlanta before I went to France and to understand why the children behave the way they do and how something that may come across as one behavior is really yes. I know something attachment attachments a huge thing for me. There's there's lots of unaccompanied asylum seeking children in Scotland. I think Linda who make Andre one hundred and fifty something like that not Massey's but you know there's some but if you think about your young adult asylum seekers who you're eighteen and going through the asylum says they've perhaps started their journey seniors four years ago in some cases shouldn't will travel traveled through different countries of applied for asylum that failed the feudal gone through all these different things in traffic being exploited. I'm not that strong but they took place and sort of cater or someone to give them that strong secure attachment and everyone needs in their life especially someone who's gone through through so much harm the top knowledge can have their and the attachment that that person will be there no matter whoa no matter who they try and push a week perhaps because they're frightened they'll get wound and can allay again or they're frightened that something happens without deletion ship so much award won't that attachment relationship is totally important a young person regardless of what their backgrounds are two cutlass where they're from but it's the kind of young adults asylum-seekers the ocean who's got their box. WHO's looking after them. Who's has been that can among thicker or not but you know what I mean. So I think actually important something I would love to see more of happenings. What more can I greater understanding of the worst. We talk about about wanting to be the best place best place in what. Oh for children and young people to grow up with. I love that can happen. We need lots to be the source starting point of all these different journeys and the way we look after and care for people we need law at the heart of all the processes that's homesick tactical through under teams from my reading these things the opposite of and and it's a bit of a bitter fine. I think all some people can I think a lot of what's going on. We're talking about immigration stats. We're talking about numbers. We're talking about these. People come back. I wonder how much money should always cannot fundamentals and I get understand thought you can't. There's there's poolside since we have to strip says no matter how much we lake them agree with them or have you. There's there's paperwork. You know what different thing there's interviews and there's all these different things tmz until we can value everyone in society then then Puerto Rican teen until we can look at I don't comparison see them for what they are or not and see them and get them kate and nurture then four Arthur Lee CIANCI's ultimately. We look after unaccompanied asylum-seeking children's clearly a huge issue for you. Yes and hope will the catheter young adult asylum-seekers takers because I think I think we have to remember that when we think of our children we don't necessarily think aqua. They're fully eighteen never darkened her door. Again I think there's an understanding these stone need support eighteen even if they think they do you know even if they're quite happy to fly off into the what they still need the stony something it fall back on and I think between unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and you know those late teen years we know that from school to show people we know that from our children it from education and care we know that young people between the ages of fifteen and twenty one thing might think they're adults. They may look like they're adults on Peter official but the reality is they are they still need support and they still need love and encouragement and someone to fall back on and that's something that particularly particular thing for me. The moment is particularly a big issue for me just because I look at this island processes services that we expect young people go through and buy that unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and also young adults and I think gosh is utterly rallied retraumatize on on hand on Heart Haiku we put her young people in that possession we would never think to a young person going through the criminal justice system in that position. We're talking at the moment in the papers about smart justice and hope we after victims of time and also how we look at dealing with perpetrators as claim as well but these people have done anything wrong. They're claiming asylum which is illegal right so we need to look how we meek. How Hey we look after them better? Now I get the immigration is a devolved matter in Scotland. Goodness knows how many people keep telling me that but health health and social care and education are so why is it the immigration continually trump's those other parts of our the Scottish government and our priorities for Scotland I look at the idea of nutty in being safe and healthy and achieve and all these wonderful positive things look pictographic getting it right for every child. Does the immigration process actually get it right for every child of course it doesn't if there's there's no way it can so for me. It's about right how we look at look after these young people and as between fifteen and twenty twenty one twenty two twenty head to look after them and make them feel cared for and really the and enveloped within Scotland within keer and communities. We're just starting point for that. Do you think that is I had a conversation received something. This morning or this care has to start when the ironic because otherwise we sort of lose we will lose our trust or we physically lose them or the the you just become middle swallowed up by processes. We have to remember that the people come on the young people come in. They're not just stop hydride. You can stop the other reasons for being here and they've all got the right to claim asylum and we need to look at high we can for wouldn't benefit the best and we welcome them into communities help weight based or will the capture them and make them feel safe and nurtured and secure because I think we've got an obligation to to them. Regardless of four parts of policier devolved or not so Lindsey. What's on your mind? Gosh the immigration system uh-huh immigration system is most definitely on my mind because we're going through that moment. I think I'd always seen the allegation system. You know you always read about immigration system. You'll look at the weakest people clean asylum until it spend your house. It's a different so then dictation systems on my main just mental health for young people Scottish on people. I'm sure just as much as unaccompanied young young people Cleveland asylum all those are issues that we need to try and improve on as I said earlier I think love and safety and security and nurture needs to come much closer to the forefront of dealing with our young people and looking after them than it currently does Lindsay. I'm so glad we connected on twitter me to thank you so much for this thank.
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"The refugee voices. Scotland podcast. My name is Ken, Gordon. This episode features Stephen mcklusky, the phone der- of the bikes for refugees charity, which if you follow them on Twitter seems to be growing arms and lakes or should that be pedals Jane's. Bikes refugees started through a meeting that included Stephen a young gentleman from Syria called Yemen. And what Stephen describes as a bike shaped object refugee. Voices. I'm here with Steven McCloskey, the founder of bikes refugees. Hi, stephen. Hi, Stephen standard question, what's on your mind? What's marines? Well, let me tell your story story about, it's Scotland that came about a story, aboots, mind, omit, usual gentleman, from from was a refugee cold Yaman, and they got that I ain't and Canaan, bro much with no more than Clinton's Barack, and I think you have to see to something Lorne afraid about of what the future also made me bring having lefties finally maybe loved ones by Coleman and walked home of those things away. And not won't after lightning Yaman bought himself, be by from from country for ten fifteen just to help himself got owned explains news loans. The only problem was that the beat was more of our paycheck object, the walking walking, basically that was actually capable of, of getting anywhere. So Maceo and my partner base. We took care Yaman Dench of local bike. Shop to see for today. Get it fixed up and get one that would cut logs. The shorts the beach was repealing. But the guy who'd on the bake shop where cabling gifted Obata Yemen, and they. Yeah, I just over the next couple of weeks and a couple of months, I just noticed who simple thing as really made a difference to Yemen to stay help them. Save money to help them to set one TS. She's new woman Indians. He said. And a supposed to to eat. One was could be any other people Bill like the guy in the bait. Shop who is Cain, the generals off to the ache to Gammon and with other refugees who will benefit from, from heaven, I say step. So when they set in host of attest to and a bunch of effigies was once on Facebook and fast forward to half years we've had over six hundred eighty. Nearly five hundred eighty six of in before, pushed and distributed to terrific. These sailing across Scotland Costa central Rebecca's demand for actually in Glasgow. But also also Edme will and people tell the aches for a whole regions. So these are aches for kency's sustain to school to college university to act say, essential wine, which classes, people use to say, volunteering, what corporate entities to access central hill, safeties, and meetings with, with a home office, and lawyers, and people use of eight to, to come together and people in meet you in Glasgow. We have poop in also link, people all over Salem seekers refugees can be quite particularly Glasgow to isolated as well. So thanks. Yeah. I'm gonna. It helps bring people to go, so yeah, but speculative geez, about Xiamen doing new Yemen, so yeah, so young, it was inspiration censored, the Puget he is still living data book. He's, he's new here. He settled a has many friends, I suppose, he's probably happy as could be under the circumstances has prince and his family still bucking Damascus, were too old to, to flee when dominates the left a sudden and the bass Kasese with he's system. He was shape related oblique from southern border and he's been related Bethesda has also. No, listen, Edinburgh. There's no great. He's Yaman know what king take me has started full and tearing he knew speaks fluent English feted, little English, but you knew speaks English with a very strong Scottish accent. You'll see tells me as well and has what's, what's. Mighty a Scottish Lassie buffet with Ray taken and. And there's only only one spoil him in the story that don't always tell everybody less supposed to be going twenty five year old man walking tape. He's only going car. But he's abundant the mic you still can use as you still way you still say, cools. Actually on. Sake, and bake have more news. I believe, and the more novel two and a half years later, from inspiration, behing, refugee Scotland. He has no trustee board. So dominant very much involved in helping and shape the project forward as well. Which, I think as, as, as a great story, that's a beautiful circularity there, then right back to the person that inspired the soul being a core part of what's, what's moving on much, when you started this new sat down and thought rate, I'm going to start this bikes for refugees, and you'd ideas hoped would pan out, has it panned date compared with what you thought at the beginning. I wasn't quite sure how it would, you know, it was one of these things that you what did these things that you come up with, you know, when you don't. Bedroom. And then grows goes arms and legs, I mean, I remember going to put that initial in Facebook. It's been interesting. I so social has been quite quick central to the project has been very central at the style and continues to be, so that's a lot of people, particularly effigies Salem seekers link-up. But yeah. To physical all over widow with goal, but people started to contact with people like the guy and the bait shop give that for speak to Yemen wanted to do something they had seen the stories, let me say refugees asylum seekers, particularly from study, and Secondly, no shortage of people who just wanted to do something. And, and sometimes, you know, just a simple, thankfully, the core if nobody misinter- actually the scrape the jet less, and less as put more of a project that supports peoples inclusion and integration. And, and I think I think importantly as we think that when people at the saints approval, Mesa Joel Sola, down as well and say the people that you're welcome here. So I think that makes that makes a big difference. But, but yeah, two and a half years ago, people started to aids and very quickly. I suppose that started to about a problem as well, because we have no storage, also very quickly, my host start develop bakes. I had bakes chained up all day, and I'm Chris Coppola half the muster Lou this'll be it as real and settling no shortage of people wanting to help, but we had to paint storage, how to reach out and people who could help us to fix up under appeal aches, and we're no have full in tears, and Edinburgh and Glasgow, and who picks up eight so we have some really good partnerships as wheel when an Edinburgh, we have a partnership with a commute for Jay called Coppola, gee up. So we work closely with them and Glasgow. We have a close partnership with an established project associate of the cold coastal wiggles. So we have volunteers. From the fictional aches and disturb them today for jeez. Biggest demand for Nicely. nicely. And. And surprisingly as global. Saying the key population of Salem of posting Glasgow always always always always fifty six people waiting for aids and people here are pretty split to accessibly. If you're say. Say Glasgow some of the lessons make. No. If you say she can legally work and legally get also even claim state benefits, you know, so you're living off an alone today, so even even in public or is prohibitive. But you have some freedom of movement, particularly Glasgow, where you pretend to be hosted wings away from the city centre with a low of essential services, the kind of service that we take granted, you know, so just giving people that feeling of movement goes a long way to helping people just take khanate with central safeties and importantly, a little basically people helps people to connect with other people into people, meet feigns as Bill we have a volunteer, zipping, authors, matey, and Glasgow from star, whose Salem Sika. He's a great champion forsake Leno Hessel interest in one is also he, he also the one of the spikes from the poor jet he then when on volunteer, experts for his peers McAteer Beatty through some training, but he's actually left does not all he's still supports in other ways, but he's life doesn't that rolled and interesting what he's up has Kennedy Kujat, not the specs bakes for other beverage because but not bikes. Anybody and the trinity who become afford to access also, that's a look at that's the moment, but say, what really makes the project has the support begins forget from individuals who didn't bakes. But also also many power ships that the beget Israel and some place in creator partnerships. Which is Liz, what surprised you about where you've come on this journey tease, the Moton craze. Given what you go in the beginning surprise my question really surprised by the middle support. The people have come forward who who faulty about the skills that wasn't too surprising. Yeah. Before bikes refugees might professional by public, health and public health, hills, improvement and. Call coz diff'rent doesn't groups and populations including refugees, and say seekers off over the years, but before bikes when the refugee camp, the jumble, stole an offer, France and Palley myself. And so other people say up project, which shea bikes, but caravans and people would donate caravans or the words or automated, but fundraising the by kind of, on the with two fellow Philo, v- clothes and food in the paint and say to them, and we have a network of drivers who take eight a fruit essential eight refugee company for firms, and including used as shelters. And I think over the space of about. Over the year. I think we must have called the not eat over one hundred caverns. Quite a few kind of scold, Israel. Take the jungle Bobby G temp. Those two most a couple of years ago, and I still have links and some. With Manial grassroots Jay and Scotland UK that stole the closest open in much the in the north of France cave job was on his it was healing secrets. Those children and many of the combines used a mixed shale toes where fated some shelter for of the particularly vulnerable children at the but yeah, I mean is still there, but I suppose was a looking for Kujat, not necessarily. But. And the races. But I suppose I'm never so the realis- apply used by the people. Not one what to help and what to do something, which is, which is great. And that's. I support the project would exist, sensually Esmael expensive projector. But we do we need resources at costs money to two picks up each week when we give real full wheel to a new cycle met looks late says, well, that costs money stood by and the frustration. We've actually global we've for the first time even -ployed somebody for a couple of days a week as wheel mechanic, which is which is not surely helped, and I'm gay, he's also supporting volunteers have Glasgow's will Sipa so yeah, you run event. I should say you want an award this last year was that you want to know what the Saco frame, the committee of cycles yet. So yet, sober to stay just ship, yet, which is, which is, which is first of many. Oh, yeah. I think it's nice to have. It's nice to get those. Mosul for the people who support that a lot of us have, and some very, very committed and dedicated volunteers was able to give up a low of in affects and a fun vision for his as well. And just Hove angel a whole region. So what's next for bikes horrific? Geez. Can you give any? Yeah. And site to your next plans. That's plans yet secrets, I suppose what's, I think Pemberton stage in the development of the? Demand for for cases of the day, as I mentioned, always always operating lusting. Always forty fifty sixty people waiting for eight we trained get H two people as quickly as we can. But some players may take a one to see one sister painting and quickly get the needed quickly. We can get reform repealed and on the road. She said to someone apply as a form, as it online or so we have a, a website, www bikes jeez..
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"Yeah. Hello and welcome to the refugee voices. Scotland podcast. My name is Ken, Gordon. I'm all as didn't is a campaign for human rights and social Justice in Scotland. She's a Somali-born Scottish refugee doctors, who co founded the Glasgow girls, a group of seven young women who campaigned against the harsh treatment of Silom seekers in response to the detention of one of their friends. The Glasgow girls story has since been turned into to be documentaries, a stage musical, and television musical drama, the stage musical toured again this year, two thousand nineteen and twenty sixty Amal was named by both the young women's movement. And the Saltire society as one of the standing women of Scotland, and in twenty eighteen she won the university of Glasgow's world changing alumni award. I'm also embassador for the Scottish Refugee Council. Since leaving university Amal has worked for the mental health foundation in Scotland as equality and human rights officer responsible for the development of the foundation's work with Silom seekers, refugees. She leads on the phone Dacians Saudi project. Amal continues to campaign and speak out. And we were delighted to catch up with her in Glasgow a few weeks ago. He is out refugee. Voices. I'm here.
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"Yeah. Hello and welcome to the refugee voices. Scotland podcast my name is Ken, Gordon. This is our first birthday episode. We are one year old in this episode. We interview Selena from refugee, the subject of our very first podcast to find out what's happened since we last spoke a year ago. He will not be surprised to find out. There's a lot before that as it's breathy. We have a special treatment of you. But the person that more or less came up with the idea for these casts. Jennifer, gordon. I interviewed a Wailer go. And she explains why we started doing the broadcasts and also bits about the work that she does for a grunt provider, based in London. The quality is variable, but it's a long way to London on the internet. Here's Jennifer refugee. Voices. It's refugee voices. Scotland's both the on the lane. I have Jennifer Goten Jennifer go all the way from London. Jennifer, why did we stopped refugee voices Scotland that well, so casting our minds back to this time last year both of us were feeling really first-rate said with the narratives impediments in national media by refugees in particular ones that had arrived in the UK, where integrates in for the papers, would have you believe where I remember this particular story around refugees who were living on Rossi ever leave of really, really annoyed us? And we both felt that we had to do something and kind of thought about what skills we go busted around a couple of ideas than occurred me you are appalled caster. And you have all the gear on your experience in it on. Hey, why don't we use poke casting? As a method of allowing the real stories to get there in a sense of, of amplifying, the voices of people doing amazing work in Scotland's for refugees to tell their own story in their own words being skewed. We thought pay that might be might just work. So I very over excited with myspace. The behalf had already ball. The main goal as g mail address goes to Eric with I was so excited about the idea on here that's where he'll start really remember got bit because I was doing something was in, it'll I went into a show in K motion. But the time you've got the Twitter address on geologist lined up. So. So it was very much. Born of the biased ridiculous news. But news on wanting to do something about it. Absolutely feeling feeling pissed off. I like to say on a pole. And feeling like what can we do with our skill sets and knowledge and experience in networks? What can we what can we do in a meaningful way? And we just thought you know, we're not doing the worker cells. We can amplify the voices of the people that are doing it, and that suicide today. So Jennifer, what's your favorite episode from the last year, and I think my favorite one so fire monthly the one that was by faith United and helped him effigies elevate the kind of churches Scotland project with the coordination piece on refugees, and that is that, like as much as it was an organized by the church Scotland, which is also of the Christian faith. It was multi-faith project. It just felt like a really strong welcoming initiative from the church. Scotland. I really liked the idea episode. Currently is a Corrine through a little Oley of been quite something. In terms of realization also. What people say, but Amy Corinne or throw to spend time with her was quite joyous, despite everything often are positively enter her positive, focus was very inspiring. Everyone of these things being really inspiring. Let's face it, every podcast veiled new information on the humanity of the situation finding these, these parts of humanity that are going to be a, you know, this country in the future, as while it's seeing refugees, not as a refugee in that box, seeing them as a human being. He has had to leave their home and often their family and their livelihood for many different reasons, but they are on their humans with feelings thoughts and opinions and experiences. And they're no less valid than anyone in this country's just 'cause they're not from year. And I think I am quite a believer in hearing that kind of voice of someone who's left experience of something really. Being able to perhaps change the opinion or really provoke something with people that reading an article in paper, that journalists has written about someone else counts. I think there is something very powerful about hearing someone story spoken possible by by themselves, and that, I think that was another key thing when we were setting up, this was, perhaps, someone who has a very negative were refugees, if you sat them dine with the Cup of tea, and that person to speak to someone who had fled Syria or fled the or somewhere in the world and talk with their experience. I've really challenged that Paris in who had the purview of refugees to come out of that have changed their minds that way, because it's very powerful that human to human storytelling. Another thing that really pitched us to, to do this, this podcast is while doing it for you so experience of working with refugees? Yeah, I bet yet back in February at t Gonda to visit project that we fund throughout maker, the I worked for in London. The grants is to organization called give directly who are brilliant, as you might guess, the name their work all around, giving money directly to people living in poverty. So the project has been singing Uganda was in a refugee camp large refugee camp there, which majority refugees there from the Democrats Republic of Congo. But the also have a number of Rwandan refugees have been living there for over twenty years in Uganda. The have some of the most progressive refugee policies in the world. They have basic rights, such as education land, the right to leave the settlements and the right to become a citizen, which is bad. The number of countries. But that's by no means saying that refugees have easy in Uganda all so the project yet we revisiting was giving cash transfers by mobile money to people living in the refugee settlement with no strings attached. They can spend the money on whatever they want the premise of the pilot was to test whether these kind of cash transfers are ineffective way of supporting refugees as opposed to in kind services such as a package or clothing packages etcetera. So really shifting the power balance to giving these people and families cash that they can then budget on spends accordingly according to their needs really fascinating. Really interesting on really again. Hit home. I mentioned earlier round the humanity aspects of these people. There may be assumptions that giving people money you just giving the. They're going to spend on. However, these people they had a life and their form a country where they had jobs. They had family bills to pay on. They had to budget, people know how to manage their needs. And when you give them the cash to do that, that's incredibly empowering that they can say, here's what I need. Not what I'm being given by this agency, this agency has inches e it's by will I can do for my family. It was very inspiring, incredibly powerful on spots of ideas really energizing, visit and great to see project is really disruptive and innovative way of helping refugees in these countries. So, yes, must my limited experience of working refugees, but really inspiring visit on really when I came back made me want to even more unlearn even more by the different challenges, the refugees face around the world's June for could really interesting project other any. Early learning points are interesting fights coming into. Yes. I think it's, it's really interesting as a pilot. So the idea is that next at be scaling up to prove that it is a valid way of supporting as people in hoping that it can perhaps be taken on by some of the large agencies that were presented. But certainly when I was there really positive comes to a number of one on one into us with refugees who had received the cash transfers they have spent on school fees that they've been able to pay, which is excellent a number of medical bills debts that they owed other people when they've had to borrow to pay for medical bills or still 'this never place. There was a lot of meeting the basic immediate needs stockpiling of grain and other foods is great to see the number of livelihoods projects that people were were gauging annual number had boats motorcycles, so that they could be registered Buddha Buddha drivers, which is a form of light motorbike taxi take. Can you gotta so that they had to share light to buy the bike in the first place using the cash transfer? But then the gets making income on its Swiss itself things that he just didn't have the capsule to up to two out there in the first instance to then be able to reap the rewards that, that this passionately Oester for them on the brilliant thing is a few people felt to actually saving the first time they've, you know, in ten years relied of started pitching, some money site. When I get the money back for my livelihood projects for emergencies for a rainy day, you know, she's really brilliant us, I think it was also a appoint around that the slightly, you know, the secondary comes I guess, or in the Senate, less expects his outcomes of cash transfers that we hired by for example, there was a couple. Hey, used the money to fix a wrist make appropriate Reuss prior to that they had some kind of slats let low of rain when it rains, it was the rainy season while we were there. He said that the thing that's really changed is their relationship as parents that they're not arguing all the time. There's so much more family harmony as a result of being able to fix the race on. I think that really powerful linked to the kind of stuff we certainly here in the UK eleborate, toxic stress of living in poverty, just a tool that can take on people in many different forms. Another interesting point, I was quite interested in when they were given the option of whether the male or the female, head of Heissel manage the budget. The women were always taking the budget that men want the responsibility, one mount even. Oh, gosh. I would not I wouldn't spend as well as she went. So I'm happy for her to be managing all our money, which was was great. And really interesting. So on the women said it made them elected had more of a place in, in the high school while they were not for husband wants money. He had to ask her. I think it really that, that was also on the unintended outcome that I thought was fascinating. From a sociological point of view fantastic project fantastic insights at this early stage. Yeah, great. Yeah. Well fuck you so much for explaining the thinking behind the origins of refugee voices. Scotland also telling his about that fantastic project. You're very welcome. Refugee. Voices.
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"The. Hello and welcome to the refugee voices. Scotland podcast. My name is Ken, Gordon. This episode features Kieran Taylor talking about the forgotten history of Belgian refugees in Glasgow during the great war, a story that has many contemporary parallels. Here's Cuban refugee. Voices. Killing Taylor in your first year. PHD student at the university of Stirling and you're looking into the history of Belgian refugees in Glasgow during the war, what drew you to that subject. Well, I had about current teacher saw talking the first World War, and Scotland Oviously big issue as a history teacher. But definitely I had working species with refugees and science because with the squad shift veto, as tier and within you working as a teacher in issues to do with international education. Google says Vadim portent and saw this project when our plight for to be part of this project to the because weekday did macho definitely experiences the iheart towards an academic APD. Okay. Tell me about your project where my foot as it looks. The history of building Fiji's were being Glasgow, and we're not see this cannot often people are quite surprised and he built jeez. This is something that's because it's really a forgoing as head, not related to the first World War. Two hundred fifty billion refugees came Tippin. Tune the first World War, and the state's nineteen fourteen to nineteen nineteen nineteen and nineteen nineteen sadly most of them were deported by Belgian or repack cheated, but billion, but we can talk about an and a second in twenty thousand diligent effigies came to classical and boys, twenty thousand refugees came who were Adnan care of 'cause corporation, which was caused what city council about team and Glasgow corporation to take the responsibility for these refugees. Because Glasgow subtly was one of the few places where refugees could go because of the war restrictions that team anyone who is foreign anyone who wasn't a nationalist Betsy. Citizen couldn't go to the lakes of Dundee Aberdeen aver because these places, of course, to and there a fear of, you know, having too many foreigners near the coast, and if there was an invasion, even Bill Jim an ally say that, there would be some sort of help. So because they. Who came, and who are dispersed laws will have to stay there. And so there was a special policy. Almost today. Yep. Yep. Absolutely. Because, as you can imagine just like the wall of refugees arriving in coastal areas. Kate folks, we're being stationed in London. However, speaking problem, attics Amboise, the government, and the organization responsible for looking after the war refugees committee, decided to spare refugees to Kane Amedure, Auburn centers Manchester, Birmingham, classical London. We stay in also to Ireland you said and Glasgow twenty in gos-. You said twenty thousand. Yeah. Tweeted in Glasgow so twit so twenty in Glasgow. And where did they go with a good question is will they were spread across the city and some of them that could pair three that further we? In some refugees, being in so kudos coast to the that the, the spate and not being allowed to add to some extent, never some refugees need again. They were really supposed to be there. So we are Cain dispersed. I wrote in the city, however won't happen. Moi's Gaza corporation had a very good system of infrastructure. Not they're very organized city council for the period. So the hard very detailed moves on vegan, hosing, so many refugees were stationed and the can hosing and shared often associate glance coping city Tatum bit impoverished on refugees were late the joy, citizens, staying and whole families and rooms things. However, caused the corporation also annexed and took over some of the parks and institutions are in the city. So, for instance, rookie Glen park was used to Jose Fiji's called over the state ho several difficulties. And also the religious organizations churches to a number of refugees in the institutions, particularly the Catholic church Ruthie refugees received in those days received a new creation and nationally nineteen fourteen what we see as because of the relationship of the refugees Bilden, refugees, arriving, and because the relationship of that to the war, and this is one of the principal reasons but goes to war, the invasion of Belton by Germany was seen as a great humanitarian act. And what we see is an overwhelming support for refugees, particularly in the newspapers. And in this great Jaren that Barbara's actions of the of the gentleman will empire and things a lot and to Belgium, and courageous Bejamin, those really a portrayal Belgian refugees as I can't deserving pays entry is really been treated badly buying Germany. A not is the sum of technical of the reception receive so those babies of good discussions in play many sources of Belgian effigies arriving in God's go at central station. Fromm on, you know, people Wayne in streets, clapping tying things. These release something that we saw refugees received Jeremy nationally. However, over the course of the war, the changes, sadly, and what we see as by nineteen fifteen Beijing, Fiji's are seen as a of a drain on society on account of the fact that, you know, many people are dying in the water that's point many people dying in the water. That's point conscriptions about to be introduced and because of Fiji's are seen as Wyant the fighting why our soldiers over, seas fate, a my aunt, these buildings that we're looking after going over as Bill when spatial inconsideration for some, too. Hundred fifty thousand billion fees. And so this is how the, the narrative rookie changes by nineteen sixty what we see, as the government because of this public pronouncements against building, if because of a growing steady towards the governor actually bonds, any media reporting of negative portrayals refugees by nineteen eighteen when Bilgin effigies the war's over Bilden refugees are very swiftly patchy, too, which as a country, as you can imagine, which has been ravaged by four years of war, coincident, bombardment minute. Setis had been ravaged actually, some photographs, liter flat, and the refugees are shut, but continues in ruins unnecess-, because of fears that they'll be LeBron race between Bilden refugees, and the British public was the perceived need for the refugees as for labor more for employment because again there must have been huge, huge needs in. Partitioned straight loud, telling absolutely the gate war. We associated with mask inscription of made and that was vide- Coleman. We see whole industry tones of coop rage eerie just examples Glasgow. You many walking main are saying overseas to Fe four and so who's gonna fill the jobs. And we associate with women the women's struggle for suffrage as and this as part of the narrative, have Bilgin refugees, but also quite sort of expandable, workforce, thirty percent, reduction and jobs and temperatures the weapons and all the other things at times, the planes, sich Belgian refugees were to some extent drafted than to start building and pervading for the industrial coda me in the saints. So Belgians aren't expand the war
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"The. Hello and welcome to the refugee voices. Scotland podcast. It's not often we get invited to sit in on a meeting for a refugee project until we were invited by the colors of Edinburgh project colors of Edinburgh is a refugee, an art project, and it's happening on June. Twenty first I joined the meeting, and then after the meeting, I spoke to co-founders more and Murio refugee. Voices. I'm an Edinburgh tonight in the university building, and I just sat through a meeting of the colors of Edinburgh project on a guys. I must say that was incredible meeting. Never I wish I went to meetings that as precise action orientated and passionate as that was, thank you so much funders phone, does of, of Edinburgh here with meat more and Murio. Let's start with you more. How did this all start? So it actually all started about four and a half months ago when maryelle and I decided to go to a star meeting stars, a society, and university, and that actually exists in most universities in the UK. And it sounds for student action for refugees. Unrecorded just side along that one of the first meetings, they had I noticed the shirt. It was really exciting really? Nice. They did a few smaller projects fundraising events. But we also wanted to do more than just fundraise bit of money. We really wanted to find a way to really talk to the public in Scotland Morales and are just yourself. I'm not so much in artist. I am more the business mind behind this. But so I still I'm very interested in art, and new kind of wanted to put him her and put his well. So we decided to say, you know, let's, let's try to use art as a medium of conveying. This message of conveying, what it means to be a refugee in Scotland. So that's how he started in not first meeting we, then after I kind of sat down after the to create a pitch a next meeting, I asked for the first ten to fifteen minutes of the star meeting, and I said, I wanted to suggest the project and pitch it to the people in society. So I did that. Recruited our first maybe five to ten people, and we quickly started working on things quickly started talking about potential ideas. How could do things talking about our actual main event, which is art exhibition, which will get you, probably later. That's that was the start of it. Eventually, we noticed we need more help need morons things. Exactly the team got bigger and bigger because we noticed that, you know, everyone came aboard has amazing ideas. So the idea it self was so ever-evolving and so growing naturally by the people came and joined so only thing we, we had to do is really recruit more people ended up with about twenty until plus minus some came on for a short while to help us, and then left and some have been there from the very start. What is the aim of colors of Edinburgh? So the main aim of colors of Edinburgh's really to convey the message and make people understand who are in Scotland, the locals mainly in Scotland understand what it means to be a refugee, especially in this country. We really try to make it a local project to make it more relatable to our audience. So every time every meeting, every time we come up with a new idea. Our main focus is still at the end. Is it going to help reach a wider audience, and make them understand? What it means to be refugee. But having said thought it doesn't only mean that we wanna talk about the negative sides of what it means to be a refugee. We also want to kind of change the perceptions of what our g is what they do. What their emissions are, you know, there's this big misconception of people refugees coming, because they're unmotivated and don't want to work and, you know, just want to kind of chill, which is we've found, so not the case every single refugee that we've been interviewing has been so motivated has been entrepreneurial has been really driven to progress in their career in their education etcetera on that kind of all contributed to our aim is. I think art is was the medium that was maybe enabling the Reggie voices to be heard in a different way to be seen in a different way and not so negative as
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"Do? Do you can study? Steady. Volunteer. Get involved in your community. And. Tryst people, even if you can't trust everybody find someone in contrast. And then with love with this tryst, you can grow if you is relate yourself, it would be. Difficult. So get involve in your community and focus on positive things and forget about every negative things because MRs part of life. And you said reflection is a big issue reflect yes, honestly, if we can be reflective people. Reflect on everything. That happens to us that will be something we will gain a lot at the hand of your day try to what was good. What was bad and take a positive and try to reflect what was it, but, you know, and try to what could I change for, you know, so yes reflection? Thank you. Yes reflection. This is part of my life. Now reflecting. It's been a joy to sit here and can be based on your positively on your joy, and your story is inspiring. The best in your studies and the whatever I mean those. Next. Could it be? Thank you very much. You welcome refugees. Voices. Listen to that interview, so many times, and every time I smile meeting was joy, her infectious, positivity and optimism were so inspiring you can find out more about what Amy is doing on our website, which is you can find out more about Amy is doing visiting our show, spades will be food, details of her university website, and on the same page is our friend who die, who featured an episode three who's also a UNESCO ambassador all the websites mentioned, including network. Scotland over to truth commission and bridges programs are on the show notes page is well, you can find our website at WWW dot refugee voices. Scotland dot com. A huge thanks for all your support via our Facebook Twitter feeds. We've had some fantastic conversations that we have some amazing new episodes lined up. Please remember that. If you're a refuge, e or an asylum seeker who's got something on your mind. If you run a refugee or asylum seeker support project and what tell us about it in our podcast. Contact us on refugee voices. Scotland gmaiLcom. You can get on Twitter at ref voices. Scott, that's art. R E F v I c s SCOTT, and you can find us on Facebook. Huge thanks to Amy for telling us our story for her infectious optimism joy until love. And thank you very much for listening on goodbye.
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"Do? You can study. Steady. Volunteer. Get involved in your community. And. Tryst people. Even if you can't trust everybody find someone you contrast. And then with love with this trust, you can grow. If you is relate yourself, it would be. Difficult. So get involve in your community and focus on positive things and forget about every negative things because MRs part of life. And you said reflection is a big issue reflect yes, honestly, if we can be reflective people. Reflect on everything. That happens to us that will be something we will gain a lot at the hand of your day try to what was good. What was bad and take a positive and try to reflect what was it, but, you know, and try to what could I change for, you know, so yes reflection? Thank you. Yes reflection. This is part of my life. Now reflecting. It's been a joy to set here and can be based on your positively on your joy and your story is inspiring. The best in your studies and the shooter. And whatever those. Was next. Could it be? Thank you very much. You welcome refugees voices. Listen to that interview, so many times, and every time I smile meeting, her was joy, her infectious, positivity and optimism were so inspiring you can find out more about Amy is doing visiting our show, spades will be food, details of her university website, and on the same page is our friend who die, who featured an episode three who's also a UNESCO ambassador all the websites mentioned, including network. Scotland over to truth commission and bridges programs are on the show notes page is well, you can find our website at WWW dot refugee voices. Scotland dot com. A huge thanks for all your support via our Facebook and Twitter feeds. We've had some fantastic conversations. We have some amazing new episodes lined up. Please remember that. If you're a refuge, or asylum seeker who's got something on your mind. If you run a refugee or asylum seeker support project and what tell us about it in our podcast. Contact us on refugee voices. Scotland gmaiLcom. You can get us on Twitter at ref voices. Scott, that's not our e f v I c s SEO SCOTT, and you can find us on Facebook. Huge thanks to Amy for telling a story for her infectious optimism joy until love. And thank you very much for listening goodbye.
"scotland" Discussed on Refugee Voices Scotland | Refugees in their own words
"The. Hello and welcome to the refugee voices. Scotland podcast. My name is Ken, Gordon. I thought for a long time, but hoped to introduce this podcast that features Amy Corinne auto an asylum seeker from the Ivory Coast, who arrived in the UK in twenty eleven and after being dispersed to Glasgow spent three years, fighting to get refugee status. She has changed an amazing amount, and she's a UNESCO rely ambassador. All I can say to is relax for the next twenty two minutes, and listen to Amy. Tell us her story refugee. Voices. I'm here with Amy choline auto, Holloway, her you. I'm good. Thank you. Very nice to meet you me, too. You have done many things in your life and you're still young. So what's on your mind today? What he wanted okay? I just wanted to start with the fact that is my first language. And I wanted to, you know. Speak of. Identity of people. For example, when my story started I was seeing myself as an asylum seeker, and then as refugee. I forward that I was I am a person. So, you know, I love liberal myself as refugee instead of seeing myself, as a person, we refugees us or a person, seeking asylum, and since I've started to do this Demarcartion, I feel better. When did you decide to make demarcation? I decided when I. Completed my b o NAS in community development. Oh, yes, this is it because we have we've learned how, you know, people with we call people with disability, you know, in order, not to. Us. I don't know how to call it picture Hoti words. So, yes. So I thought. Why not seeing myself as a person we finish fees did this? And I honestly I fit lights with day when I decided it, so yes, I am EMMY from the Ivory Coast and here, I have a status of a refugee. So I am a person with refugee status. And when you when did you refugee story start started in two thousand and eleven? When I ride in London, where claimed I silos, and I has been I have been. How to call it? Here's the French word. Dispersed. So this is yes. Survey just dispersed has so I have been lucky to be sent here in Glasgow. I said lucky because when I I showed my paper to have people because we were on a bus so people were going to live and blah, when I should my paper, someone's told me. You're going to people from last very nice visit. So what did you expect it to be like an hose it? What hotter. So I claim that so I expected to be believed and then I thought it will take at least one or two months, and then I would start my life again. So in London, people have been so nice, you know, because they interviewed me and bay. I don't know if they believed in me, but we seem the I've been putting in an accommodation. And you know, I had to come here. So I was spectating same scenario. And you know. And I came here. I had my interview and I was in believed. So it took me three years to get my refugee status. So. It was I came here with Nestle, so many old and so many Choy and this was my second time to get out of my country. I went to Canada for training and people were amazing. I winced to London people way. So, you know, so I was expecting the same thing. So, yes. It's that it was Annesley very hard for me because I didn't expect it, I was in believed was portrayed as someone who all stealing lies. And you know. So I lost in my in myself through the process. I am someone happy person all with lot of dreams. So being in this position way. I had to, you know, to look for proofs to, to show that I am genuine Besson in, in need of help was something hard. But again. I have learned a lots for this process. So I lost confidence. I today I don't know if I can speak English. Oh, I can speak French. You know, sometimes peop- hard times in your life makes you lose a lot of things in your life. So visit. But I was I am lucky because I was coming from Egypt's where I completed