Look on the radiant and brighter side of life
If the EU exit vote left you depressed about the prevailing attitude to refugees and economic migrants in Britain, a company called Radiant and Brighter might offer some much-needed cheer.
The Glasgow-based initiative was launched as a Community Interest Company in 2014 by husband and wife team Micheal [corr] and Pheona Matovu.
Both are from Uganda – Micheal came to London study about a decade ago, and later moved to Scotland having been granted indefinite leave to remain.
On moving to Scotland they realised that many of their fellow Africans were arriving in Glasgow facing major challenges. Among them were lots of people with marketable skills, but they weren’t able to make use of them, primarily because of the language barrier, but not just this, Micheal says. “Organisations supporting these people to find their feet in the community weren’t helping. There were lots of groups trying to support people into employment or start up businesses, but they weren’t reaching African communities,” he explains.
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