Babylon Migrants Project

by Babylon Migrants Project in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Babylon Migrants Project

Total raised £2,360

raised so far



With your support, we can continue to empower young people and help them gain new creative skills, make friends, and improve their English.

by Babylon Migrants Project in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 28th July 2023 we'd raised £2,340 with 15 supporters in 36 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target


Our founder

Ali Ghaderi is a London-based refugee, actor, activist and facilitator from Iran. In the past five years since being in the UK, Ali has won multiple awards for his activism and work with young people. Babylon was created because Ali realised that few other organisations in the UK developed and were led by those with experienced backgrounds from displacement. This meant that many refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in similar situations had difficulties making new connections, facing isolation, finding a community, learning new skills, rebuilding their confidence and having role models from their shared backgrounds.

Who we are? 

Babylon Project is where creativity meets community-building. Our goal is to encourage personal development, teamwork, and self-expression in young people from refugee, asylum seeking and migrant backgrounds, through creative courses and activities. 


What do we do?

We provide a variety of sessions taught by skilled facilitators who are passionate about helping young people to achieve their full potential, and supporting their explorations in forms such as art, theatre, storytelling, film-making and photography. Together, let's create a more welcoming and creative community, one workshop at a time.


Why is this important?

Our activities aim to address the disadvantage and exclusion experienced by refugees and asylum seekers living in the UK, boosting young people’s confidence and providing them with the necessary tools to express themselves.

Our activities aim to address the disadvantage and exclusion experienced by refugees and asylum seekers living in the UK, boosting young people’s confidence and providing them with the necessary tools to express themselves.

What’s the typical asylum seeking experience?

  • Isolation
  • No permission to work
  • No access to public funds
  • Mental health
  • Practising English
  • Feel of belonging and community
  • Confidence
  • Learning new skills

How to make this a more productive experience? 

Two-thirds, almost 110,000 people, had been waiting over six months for a decision on their asylum case / within those six months, their time could be spent much more productively, preparing them for life here in the UK instead of putting them on the shelf, isolated and unable to interact with others, build relationships and increase their chances of a positive introduction to society. 

How you can help us?

We run an extensive range of different workshops and your funding will help us develop and improve our offering, inviting more people to take part and running them more regularly. 1685024367_capture.jpg

 "I had a lot of fun and made new friends I like the fact that we worked together as a team"


"Since I joined Babylon I have improved my English and my confidence and now I feel comfortable to speak in front of people in big number. I have made a new friend and now he is my close friends"


This project offered rewards

£30 or more

An invitation to The Babylon Project Summer Picnic

Join us for a day filled with laughter, games, activities, and delicious food at our anticipated Summer Picnic. It will be your chance to mingle with the vibrant community of participants, our dedicated team, and friends of Babylon Migrants Project. It's a perfect opportunity to get to know us better and spend a fun-filled afternoon together.

£40 or more

Visit a Workshop

With a donation of £40, you'll gain access to one of our captivating workshops with the choice of Photography, Art, Theatre, or Music. Immerse yourself in the world of artistic expression, guided by talented facilitators and surrounded by a community of like-minded individuals. You will be contacted on the 28th July about the available dates.

£50 or more

Adventure with our exclusive Babylon Walk

Embark on an extraordinary adventure outside London. Join us for a 3-5 hour hiking trip filled with laughter, games, food and adventure, surrounded by a vibrant community of participants. By joining us your donation will pay for a place for yourself and one of our participants. (Travel won't be included but details of how to get there will be provided)

£100 or more

A Gift from Us to You

With a donation of £100, you'll receive one-of-a-kind artwork or poetry created by our participants who have learned these skills and created their own pieces through our workshops. As a major donor, you'll also receive a Babylon T-Shirt!

£500 or more

Sponsor a Whole Workshop!

With a generous donation of £500, you'll become a vital supporter of our workshops, benefiting 20 participants. Your contribution will cover essential expenses such as travel, meals, and facilitator fees. As a token of our gratitude, we'll proudly showcase your name in our workshop marketing, acknowledging your invaluable support. On 25th September, you'll be contacted with extra information and how to receive an honorary certificate of thanks.

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