Support for Refugee Families

English language classes and Homework support

Conway Education Centre provides free English language classes (ESOL) for adults and a Homework club for refugee families.   

English language classes: There are ESOL courses at different levels, from absolute beginners to improvers. In addition, there is an ESOL coffee morning for ladies only on Fridays where people can meet and practice their English and get to know each other. Participants are assessed a the start of each ESOL course to ensure they access the right level of English language course for them. Please contact centre manager Pauline Kersten for more information. Email, or phone 02890-248543.

Homework support: The homework support club is on every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon during school term, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. We provide support for primary school and secondary school children between 7 and 17 years of age. The service is free and is supported by BBC Children in Need. Volunteers with a background in education, subject teachers and teachers from the Full Service Community Network meet at Conway to provide a support service for children and young people from refugee families. They help with understanding homework tasks, provide additional support in English, Maths and Science and help with researching the internet for school presentations. 

For more information on support with school and homework, please contact our Homework Club coordinator Niina Robinson at  or on 02890-248543.

Summer Programme: Supported by funding from Children in Need, Conway provides a two-week summer school for the children and young people of our homework Club with a range of educational and fun activities.

Our staff and volunteers are qualified, experienced and have a clear Access NI certificate.

Refugee Support

Supporting refugees with their education: Be part of our volunteers team!

Conway’s refugee support programme offers a range of volunteering roles, perfect for getting to know our new neighbours, make new friends or gain valuable work experience.  To be part of our volunteer team, please download a volunteer application form.

All volunteers will be asked to apply for an Access NI certificate and will receive an induction. Please download our Volunteer Handbook.

For more information, please contact centre manager Pauline Kersten at 02890 248543 or email: