New life at Oasis
Although the Ipswich International Church started an English language school about 13 years ago it has recently taken on a new life as an independent organisation.
In July ’16 Oasis English Language School became a registered charity (a Charitable Incorporated Organisation). The School’s mission is ‘to equip refugees and migrants with the language skills needed to integrate into the local community and culture’.
It has a new Director, Linda Pepper (above left), and a new web site. www.oasisenglish.org.uk
Key supporters are Ipswich International Church and Burlington Baptist Church.
Teaching takes place at 1 Burlington Road, Ipswich on Thursdays, and fees are minimal, to help immigrants who cannot afford the fees of commercial language schools.
The teachers are volunteers who are qualified to teach English and the school caters for students of different levels. The courses include modules on topics like family life, how to access health, education and places of interest and British culture.
How can you support the school?
Linda would be pleased to visit churches in Ipswich and surrounding area to speak about the Charity.
There are opportunities to volunteer to help with teaching and the crèche and anybody interested in knowing more should contact Linda.
Any financial contribution would be welcome. Oasis English Language School is a registered recipient with Stewardship (https://www.stewardship.org.uk) making on-line giving to support our charity easy.
Application has been made to the HMRC to enable the charity to benefit from Gift Aid and after this is approved it will register with BT Donate for those who would like to give on line in this way.
01473 270996 or 07854 188536