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Children’s Stories from Around the World

Children’s Stories From Around The World The idea of publishing a storybook grew out of the New Routes International Friendship Group storytelling project at Marlpit Community Centre, Norwich, in the summer of 2006. Mothers told their children traditional stories in their first languages and the children translated them, wrote them down and illustrated them. This book is…

International Families Club

We run Saturday and school holiday activity programmes for families, children and young people. The clubs promote physical and creative engagement in a safe and inclusive environment and provide a meeting place for often isolated families who may not have the support of local friends or family members at weekends or through the long school…

Adult Mentoring & Befriending

  New Routes engages with the local workplace to recruit mentors who will provide supported work experience or career guidance to recently settled refugees in Norwich. We also train local people and more settled BME volunteers to use their practical skills and knowledge, to befriend and support recent arrivals to the city. Volunteers help with…

Homework Support Club

Saturdays  1.30–3.00pm and Tuesdays 4.00-6.30pm Located at: Norwich Social Centre, Catherine Wheel Opening, Norwich, NR3 3BQ   Volunteers support recently settled, ethnic minority young people, aged 11+, with school work and study skills

Craft & Conversation

Fridays  9.30am – 11.00am Located at: Norwich Social Centre, Catherine Wheel Opening, Norwich, NR3 3BQ   Women come together and share diverse craft techniques while developing English conversation skills.

Women’s Dance Fitness Class

Mondays 1.30 – 2.30pm and Wednesdays  10.00am – 11.00am (during school term time) Located at: Norwich Social Centre, Catherine Wheel Opening, Norwich, NR3 3BQ   Women’s exercise keep-fit dance class

International Women’s Friendship Group

Mondays  10.00am – 1.00pm Located at: Norwich Social Centre, Catherine Wheel Opening, Norwich, NR3 3BQ Aims to: Increase the social contacts of ethnic minority women through cross-cultural friendships Decrease the isolation experienced by recently settled ethnic minority women Provide women only English language and support sessions Facilitate discussion of the issues affecting women of different ethnicities…

International Workshop

Tuesdays & Thursdays  11.00am – 2.00pm Located at: Norwich Social Centre, Catherine Wheel Opening, Norwich, NR3 3BQ The objectives of the workshop are to: Build confidence through development of an international group, Provide informal learning opportunities, through experiencing new work and learning skills, and engaging in new activities The project helps recently settled ethnic minority individuals…

The New Routes Youth Mentoring Project

The New Routes Youth Mentoring Project partners ethnic minority young people, often asylum seekers and refugees, aged 14 – 22, with trained local young people, to support educational achievement and promote cross-cultural friendship and understanding. The project has been running since October 2007 and currently supports 18 mentor/mentee partnerships as well as twice-weekly Homework Support…

Children’s Stories From Around The World

  Children’s Stories From Around The World The idea of publishing a storybook grew out of the New Routes International Friendship Group storytelling project at Marlpit Community Centre, Norwich, in the summer of 2006. Mothers told their children traditional stories in their first languages and the children translated them, wrote them down and illustrated them. This book…

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Volunteering

New Routes volunteers bring a wide range of skills to all of our integration programmes – from leading specialist arts workshops to simply having a friendly conversation over a cup of tea with a new participant. New Routes’ volunteers are of a wide range of ages and nationalities. We provide training and support to all…