NOMAD is a community of caring young and ambitious individual’s. All of whom have come from different walks of life but thrive for change in communities, societies and the wider world. A community of people that have different experiences but the same core values of friendship, respect and humanity. A humbling mixture of religions, cultures, disabilities, skills, experiences, knowledge and personalities. Allowing us to teach, support, challenge and motivate one another. NOMAD is a representation of the world we want for the future generations.
Who we work with….
NOMAD works with young leaders who are from a refugee and migrant background. The majority of us were and some still are fleeing from conflict and war within our motherland. We are the first generation of “Refugee Diaspora” from this Nomad has developed into a vibrant network of young people who originate from Sudan, Romania, Somalia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam, Poland, Morocco, Syria, Iraq, Cape Verde, Portugal, Afghanistan, Pakistan, United Kingdom, China, Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana and Bulgaria taking initiatives to help make positive change in their own lives and the wider community. Another element of our work is to create a space where true integration can take place. Within this we recognize the importance of training and supporting our young leaders in order to lead their own work with their peers.
Our Programme Approach:
For our entire programme we use Participatory Action Research (PAR) as a tool of delivery for all our projects
PAR is a trans-disciplinary approach to knowledge and change-making that enables us to take control of our lives by combining formal and informal knowledge. We use that new knowledge to transform our realities. It is a holistic research perspective incorporating elements of education, action and investigation. It differs from many other research perspectives in its commitment to social change (Pyrch 2012).
Journey to Justice– VOICES of the people heard and challenge the injustice young people face today whilst challenging the current youth provision, to facilitate and bridge the gaps in greater society.
Leadership– supporting young leaders to develop work locally and make links with groups around the country. To share good practice and adopt collaborative, effective ways of working to support the needs of young migrants (these include young people with refugee experiences, going through the asylum process, here with or without family). Support young leaders to have access to a variety of training.
Belonging– To create an alternative environment for young people where they can be part of a diverse community of young people regardless of culture, religion, sexuality, gender, immigration status or personal background. Where young people can relax, discover who they are and explore who they want to be through taking part in new experiences which would involve many different opportunities.