Breadwinners is a charity and social enterprise supporting young refugees into employment through selling bread.
Around 70% of refugees are unemployed despite being highly skilled.
Breadwinners is on a mission to change that. They deliver three employability programmes in London and Brighton, providing refugees and young people seeking asylum with paid employment, work experience, mentoring and training to improve their wellbeing and prepare them for the workplace.
Since 2018 Breadwinners has supported over 200 participants, with 96% of programme graduates saying that their wellbeing has improved.
Why are we cycling to Brighton?
In September 2021, Breadwinners expanded to Brighton. To celebrate Refugee Week as a community, we thought it made perfect sense to connect the dots and hop on our bikes to the seaside!
What will the funds be used for?
All dough raised will go towards setting up a Risers work experience programme for young people seeking asylum living in Brighton and Hove.
What’s the Risers Programme?
It’s a two-month programme for young people seeking asylum to gain:
- work experience
- employability training
- 1:1 mentoring
The programme is designed to enable young people seeking asylum to develop transferable skills, improve their wellbeing and widen their social networks while they wait for their right to work (refugee status), which can take years.
Where will my dough go?
£10 provides one day’s travel & food expenses for a young person to gain work experience at our markets
£20 provides an apron for a young person at our markets
£60 provides one market's pitch fee
£100 provides one employability training session for 15 young people
£200 provides equipment to run our market stalls, giving young refugees their first job in the UK
£500 provides a gazebo for a new market stall
Any donation goes a huge way and will be massively appreciated! Please spread the word far and wide!
Want to cycle with us? Welcome aboard! Complete the form below and we’ll be in touch with you.
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