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Posted on Monday 9th April 2007

Save ESOL Campaign

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At College I am privileged to be able to work with asylum seekers and refugees who have recently arrived in this country, usually as a result of war or persecution. They are so grateful to be getting an education and are keen to learn to help fit in to our culture and become more useful members of our society. Unfortunately the Government are making cuts in the provision of English as a Second Language (ESOL) so a campaign has been launched to protect it. Please sign the petition at
http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1975

Of all the local MP’s, only Nick Clegg from the Liberal Democrats signed the Early Day Motion calling for Esol to be protected. Sheffield is a welcoming city for refugees, but it’s a terrible shame the MP’s can’t act to ensure that those that most need it can have the education they deserve.

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