Who are we?
We are a small group of students who believe that a smile, a word or a good deed can change the world for the better.Four years ago, a few teenagers from the Colchester SixthForm College gathered with a common idea: to help those who were forced to leave their homes, families, and friends and had settled in Colchester. Although the name came later, Friends Not Foes was born. Throughout the years, many students joined us for different reasons. Some say that is their duty as humans to help others. Some describe the guilt that they would feel if they didn’t do anything. Above all, each of us wishes to help the way we would like to be helped if we needed it.
So what do we do?
This is why, every week, we offer conversation classes and driving theory lessons, where Refugees can come to improve their English, or study driving theory, supported by the students. We also provide help to refugees from local schools with their homework and their English, as their parents may not have the necessary language skills to assist them in their studies.