Payments firm Square to work with refugee entrepreneurs.
The firm has announced a partnership with the Entrepreneurial Refugee Network.
Payment company Square is to support refugee entrepreneurs by providing them with equipment to take card payments for their small businesses.
Announced as part of London Tech Week, the payment firm unveiled a partnership with the Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (Tern) to support those who have come to the UK and are trying to grow a small business.
Square, run by Twitter boss Jack Dorsey, will provide refugee entrepreneurs with payment hardware and software as well as education and training to grow their business.
Research suggests that refugees coming to the UK face significant barriers in finding work. Figures from Compas at the University of Oxford found that refugees are 20% less likely to work full time than UK-born citizens.
Tube station exhibition shares local stories and gets people chatting.
A South London tube station is hosting a pioneering exhibition that tells the stories of local people through the work of talented designers and illustrators.
Taking place at Oval Tube station, the exhibition aims to prompt conversations and new connections, and spark curiosity about the stories of those we live alongside.
“We hope that the illustrations, quotes and stories will encourage local people to talk with one another and find out how much we all share” said Alice Sachrajda, co-director of Odyssey Stories.
Odyssey Stories has been working in Oval over the past year to connect with local people and listen to their stories. The storytellers range in age from 19 to 102, come from different parts of the world and have many different life experiences. They all share a sense of belonging to Oval and their identities overlap in surprising and interesting ways.