Clarity Social Enterprise has recently been set up by refugees, local Leeds residents and with the support of Leeds Refugee Forum. Clarity is a new company with big ideas for improving the world. Clarity is a not for profit organisation – which means all profit are used to benefit refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
Solomon Kidane, a volunteer director explains:
“You don’t have to be a refugee to work with us, but we hope you’ll share our vision for improving the lives of people who have had to flee persecution.”
Life’s hard if you can’t speak the local language. You can struggle with your shopping, you can’t talk to the teacher about your children’s achievements, you can’t chat to your neighbours and it’s easy to feel lost.
Most people can get by with the little English they learn, but what if your life depends on it. What if you need to talk to your doctor about your health? What if you need to talk to your solicitor to explain why your fled torture in your country? What if you’re about to be evicted? What if your child is sick?
In situations like these clarity and understanding are critical. That’s why interpreting is so vital.”
Forty interpreters have already applied to work with Clarity but they are looking for more and have an induction on Saturday 25th October 2014.
They are also looking for English speakers wanting voluntary experience in administration or sales.
See their website: www.claritysocialenterprise.org