Connecting Talent and Opportunity Programme

Equalities Secretary Angela Constance meets staff at Marks and Spencer to hear about their partnership with Radiant and Brighter, a charity which supports refugees and migrants into employment.

Radiant & Brighter Business Launch

The Radiant & Brighter Business Launch was a great success. Over 150+ people joined us at the Destiny Centre, Shawlands, including representatives from Business Gateway, Police Scotland, Cemvo, Glasgow Life, Women in Enterprise, Poverty Alliance, Church of Scotland, Migrant Rights, Latta Solicitors, Make That Move, Jobs and Business Glasgow, CRER, Social Enterprise Academy and Africa Uk. Local Councillor Norman MacLeod was there to say a few words and present our recently-graduated English students, Sami El Haj, Mahmood Musa Ali, Tandiz, Mohammed Azarpanahi, Florinda and Azizi with Certificates of Attendance. Jackie Brierton from Women in Enterprise, gave some insight on what it takes to build a successful business. Pastor David Thomson of the Destiny Foundation discussed the challenges and opportunities facing immigrants to the UK. Entertainment & music was provided by the Street Lamp Theatre group and the Signs of Hope Choir. We would like to thank our family, friends, students, colleagues, volunteers and guests for giving their valuable support on the night and helping to make the Radiant & Brighter business launch such a memorable and joyous event.

The English language class 2015

Connecting Talent and Opportunity programme

This is the journey of refugees who were newly settling into Scotland 6 of whom had learned to speak English in less than a year from the Language & integration classes at Radiant and Brighter.This 8 week project was one that changed the lives of not just those that were being mentored but also those that were mentoring.

This video will give you a glimpse into the Radiant and Brighter family. Participants in this shared learning session used drama and humour to share some of their experiences with the Centrestage theatre team.