Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre (CRMC) is a charity that welcomes and empowers asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants to rebuild their lives and achieve their potential.
The charity assists over 4,000 people each year and that includes destitute families, victims of trafficking, modern slavery, unaccompanied children and those escaping conflict zones from around the world. CMRC’s aim to welcome and empower those seeking sanctuary in a safe and supportive manner has always remained constant.
Tanweer Araf, Regional Director for West Midlands uses his CSR Waterman Aspen in the Community volunteering time to help the CRMC with Employability training. He provides CV workshop, interview preparation, and job application support to refugees and migrants who have Home Office right to work status in the UK and can put to use their skills and experience.
During his most recent volunteering experience, Tanweer spent time helping Ebrahim (pictured), who is from war torn Syria. Ebrahim who has a background in Civil Engineering working on highway construction schemes, needed CV writing assistance, interview preparation, job application guidance and work experience support.
Tan said, “The CRMC and the fantastic work they do is something I am really passionate about and have the opportunity to raise awareness for. We have seen on the news the devastating impact that war and conflict has on the civilian population of those countries affected. For Waterman Aspen and myself to be able to give time to help contribute towards rebuilding refugees and migrants lives and empowering them to fulfil their potential is something I really care about and proud to be a part of.”