Help fund the Migrateful chef training

By Migrateful

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Every week we hold a half day's training session for all our chefs completely free of charge. We even cover their travel costs.

Not only does this training provide them with the skills they need to start teaching their own Migrateful classes, but also offers them an important support network, the chance to practice their English and the opportunity to make new friends. At the end of each training, all the chefs also share a group meal together - as we are stong believers that food can bring people together!

During the sessions we lead workshops on public speaking, English conversation practice and cookery class training. All of our chefs get a chance to try out the cookery class model on each other whilst being observed and trained by our proffessional cookery class trainer Isabel.

We love running these training sessions, and they are a real lifeline for our chefs. But unfortunately, they come at a big cost to Migrateful every week: a total of £300 every session, and we run them 50 weeks of the year.

Here's a breakdown of costs:

£150 for chef travel expenses (£10 per chef)

£50 for ingredients

£50 for hall hire (discounted)

£100 for staff costs (English workshop facilitators and cookery class trainer)

At Migrateful we want to grow and support even more chefs, but at the moment it's incredibly hard even to keep supporting our current chefs with the big weekly expense of these training classes.

We're asking you - our friends, supporters, and anyone who feels strongly that refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the UK should be supported through the huge obstacles of destitution, unemployment, isolation and language barriers - to give whatever you can to help us keep running our training courses.

Migrateful has only been running for one year (as of 5th July 2018), and although the support shown so far has been incredible, we still need help to make sure we can keep on giving our chefs the support they need.

Thank you so much!

The Migrateful Team

ABOUT MIGRATEFUL: Migrateful is a cookery and language initiative where asylum seekers, refugees and migrants struggling to access employment due to legal and linguistic barriers teach their traditional cuisines to the public. This project aids their integration process by addressing obstacles of destitution, unemployment, isolation and language barriers. For more information, see our website.

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