Norwich City of Sanctuary
Norwich City of Sanctuary is a coalition of local refugee support groups and community representatives that have come together to promote a culture of welcome and sanctuary in our city.
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.
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.
Mentoring & Befriending
New Routes engages with local workplaces to recruit mentors who will provide one-to-one supported work experience or career guidance to recently settled refugees in Norwich.
Mixed Martial Arts
INTERFACE MMA meets every Friday evening from 6.00 – 7.30pm. The training encourages fitness and confidence while training young people to listen, to respect one another and to practice self-discipline and restraint.
The project helps recently settled ethnic minority individuals to develop the skills and knowledge needed for integration, by encouraging cross- cultural dialogue, English support classes and social activities in an informal, friendly environment.
Women’s International Friendship Group
New Routes has run Women’s International Friendship Group since 2005, in partnership with several local community and Sure Start centres in Norwich.
International Families Club
The culturally diverse focus of the clubs builds awareness of the richness of dance, music and art from around the world and encourages cross-cultural friendship and respect.
Women’s Dance Fitness Class
Women of all ages and nationalities are welcome at our bi-weekly NIA dance fitness classes, led by a former New Routes participant.
Craft & Conversation
Women come together and share diverse craft techniques while developing English conversation skills.
Norwich Refugee Week
Welcome to Norwich Refugee Week 2017! Focused around World Refugee Day on the 20th June this nationwide programme of events celebrates the contribution of those who have sought sanctuary in the UK.
Homework Support Club
Volunteers support ethnic minority school children with school work and study skills.