Meet The Forum: Suzanne

10 November 2011
The Forum

Volunteer – English Teacher

I retired from an NGO (United Nations Association) and was previously a secondary school teacher. Before that, I was a local musician- teaching and playing.

Where do you live? Where have you lived
before?

I live in north west London but have lived in Reading, Suffolk, New York, and on top of a Chilean hill.

Why are you interested in migration?
I like the diversity and excitement of having migrants living in the city.

What do you do at MRCF?
I teach ESOL to migrants.

How did you come to work at MRCF?
I knew and admired Zrinka, the Director, from when I was part of the Asylum Rights Campaign.

What do you think is unique about MRCF?
The relaxed atmosphere.

What issues do you think are most important
to migrants in London?

Housing and language- and changing the attitude of some Londoners towards migrants.

What are you looking forward to in the next
year?

We need more balanced reporting and opinion in some of our tabloid newspapers and a more realistic government policy about migrants.

“We need more

balanced reporting

in our tabloid

newspapers.”

 

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