Thursday, 10 November 2011


In the UK, most Migrants Workers are not highly educated.  The lack of English, IT, and numeracy skills increases their vulnerability, and prevent their personal and professional development.

In 2007, in order to respond to the need of the education of migrant workers, Unite organised an education program.The courses were provided by associated organisations funded by the government. In 2010, the education providers’ budget was cut and they could no longer support the programme.

Unite then decided to test a new education model which would rely entirely on the participation of volunteer tutors. The Union advertised the vacancies for volunteer positions via its network of organisations asking members to support eduction opportunities for migrant workers. On the 2th of October 2011, the alternative 'Education Programme for Migrant Workers' started in Holborn. The success of the 'Alternative Education Model',sees new students registering for the programme each week. If you want more information about UMWEP or you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor contact us on  07787 254223 or e-mail to

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