I have dreams What is the 'I have dreams' project? Everyone has dreams and wants to achieve something in their lives, regardless of backgrounds or life stories; we think it's one of the world's great equalisers because each and every one is equal and of the utmost importance. Our 'I have dreams' project seeks to shed light on, and support, the dreams of vulnerable people in the UK who have been victims of exploitation or displacement, as well as give them a voice. The project also seeks to combat some myths around migrants, for example that they are illegal, that they have no wish to work or any aspirations to contribute to society and that they just come to the UK to be a drain on the benefits system. These assumptions are simply not true, and the dreams we share are testament to this. We seek to build empathy and cohesion in communities across the country. Discover the dreams... Dream Academy In 2021 we continue on with our I Have Dreams project and happily announce the start of our Dream Academy supported by The Supper Club, a high net worth networking group for entrepreneurs that has been successfully serving its members for 18 years. Through the Dream Academy, Supper Club members will offer 1:1 mentoring sessions to help refugees and those seeking asylum to identify and take steps needed to achieve their goals. To launch this mentoring scheme, we hosted a Q&A online webinar in collaboration with The Supper Club. The panel consisted of four successful founders: Syd Nadim, Sohin Raithatha, Fleur Hicks and Tosin Akingbolagun. My Dreams: the artwork exhibition During Refugee Week 2020 and along with ArtConnects, we invited you to explore and share your dreams in the form of artwork. We have put together an exhibition of some of our favourite pieces for you to peruse. You can also view every submitted piece here. Their Dreams: the exhibition Meet our incredible survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking and walk in their shoes. Discover their dreams when they came to this country, and the new dreams they are building now as they leave their pasts behind. How can I support the dreams of asylum seekers, refugees and victims of trafficking? Donate to our Children's Fund This Christmas we are raising funds to buy essential winter items for vulnerable children, who may be seeking asylum in the UK or be victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. A kind donation of £5 can buy a lovely toy, £15 will help with school supplies, we can provide a warm winter coat for £20, enable travel to a doctor's appointment for £30 or buy a tablet to help with education and entertainment for £50. Donate to the Welfare Fund When vulnerable families and individuals come to Migrant Help for support with nothing but the clothes they are wearing, the welfare fund provides emergency money to buy essential items such as warm clothing, shoes and toiletries. Being able to provide these items quickly is a crucial step in the recovery of people who have often come from perilous circumstances, malnourished and scared.