‘What can we do to help refugees?’
In late 2015, everyone was asking this question. As a group of former youth leaders inspired by the stories of migration and refuge in our own families and communities, we started to formulate our own answer.
Alongside the essential work that supplies refugees with their immediate needs of shelter and safety, we knew that with our experience running residential camps we could provide the tools and environments to help refugees flourish in their second home.
There are thousands of young refugees and migrants arriving in this country every year. We believe in the unbounded potential of these individuals and are driven to help them thrive.
Our residential camps are at the start of this journey, allowing us to create a space where we can teach leadership skills and spark ideas. With the right support, our ambition is to ensure that young refugees and migrants can take control of their own lives.
Our core values are at the heart of what we do.
We believe in...
The value of home.
Walls and a roof may build a house, but it is the people and ideas that create a home.
Acting with, not for.
We are all members of OSH, creating our camps together.
We empower every member of OSH to take the next step in their personal journeys as leaders, giving them the tools to become role models in their communities.
We explore positive and proactive values to address issues in the world around them. We tell stories of injustice and how people, especially young people, have led the argument against them.
Care and support.
We create a nurturing environment for every participant, encouraging them to step out of their comfort zone.
Our Second Home would like to thank our partners and supporters for their generosity.