“Refugees are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, with the same hopes and ambitions as us—except that a twist of fate has bound their lives to a global refugee crisis on an unprecedented scale”
– Khaled Hosseini
WE WORK TO SUPPORT AND EMPOWER REFUGEES
NESTAC is a charitable community organization aimed at supporting disadvantaged migrants.
We identify the needs of these disadvantaged migrants population and meet them through cross-cultural and sustainable solutions; To promote equality and diversity as basic human rights, especially gender equality.
Our initiatives and projects work to promote cross-cultural Activities and trainings, volunteering opportunities and health and wellbeing programmes by developing culturally adapted community-led projects.
SOME FACTS ABOUT REFUGEES/ASYLUM SEEKERS
FGM: The Extent of the Problem
Since 2011 in England, 170,000 women have experienced FGM, with a further 63,000 girls aged 0-13 also at risk of being exposed. Whilst in England and Wales FGM is recognised as a hidden crime, there has never been a serious prosecution against parents or carers. This report indicates that Greater Manchester is a major hotspot for FGM in England specifically within the female asylum seeker population. An approximation of 16% of this group are relocated in this region. Read the full report here
The summarized report is also available here
WHAT WE DO
OUR EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMES
"ALWAYS HOPE AND NEVER GIVE UP"
“All feedback from staff and students has been superb. The Stretford Baccalaureate staff were quite nervous about you delivering such a sensitive area to the Year 9 but have fed back that the training was well thought through, sensitively delivered and pitched at just the right level"
The pastoral staff training was equally well received with really positive feedback from all who attended.”
- Deputy Head Teacher - Stretford High School
NESTAC delivered FGM orientation to all year 8 pupils at Dean Trust Ardwick, Manchester (2nd and 3rd December 2019).