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Friends for barka uk information

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Friends for barka uk information

  1. 1. The concert ”Friends for Barka UK” Background: The concert has as a purpose raising awareness about the issue of homelessness of Central and Eastern European migrants in the UK and the work of Barka UK in tackling it. Barka charity was established in the capital in June 2007 in response to an appeal by London boroughs and organizations, due to the growing concern about homelessness among Central and Eastern European migrants. Barka’s mission is to empower severely excluded people to regain their independence and dignity by social integration. Barka also offers support for their personal development through education and entrepreneurship. Barka works in close partnership with local councils, outreach teams, day centres and CEE Consulates, including the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland. Venue: The Embassy of the Republic of Poland, 47 Portland Place, W1B 1JH Date: 29 May 2014 Agenda: 18.30 Arrival and registration 19.00 Welcome by Mr. Dariusz Łaska, The Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Poland 19.05 Presentation on Barka and its experiences in working with homeless migrants Mrs. Bernadette Cassidy, Barka UK Chair of Trustees Mrs. Ewa Sadowska, Barka CEO The Rt Hon The Lord Roberts of Llandudno 19.40 CONCERT: MACIEK PYSZ AND ASAF SIRKIS DUO, KATIE CARR, SCOTPIPE 20.40 Reception