The award-winning Child Migrant Stories is a space to explore the experiences of child migrants both today and in the past. It brings together the voices and experiences of those who migrated under the age of 18 both to the UK from 1930 to the present day to East London but also from, and to, other parts of the world. The initiative uses images, sound, text and short films developed in collaboration with former child migrants, some of whom are artists, musicians, and filmmakers. The image above was taken in a London primary school by Eithne Nightingale.
Our latest initiative, Child Migrants Welcome?, aims to further encourage understanding of, and empathy for, child migrants. It explores positive and negative experiences of newly arrived children across the UK, the importance of friendship, respect for difference and child attitudes to migration through film, multimedia installations, public programmes and learning materials.
Watch our first film Voices Past and Present (10 minutes), launched in 2016, about child migrants’ experiences of leaving home, journeys, arrival and feelings of belonging.
Please join us in sharing these experiences and opening up debate about this truly contemporary and pressing issue.