The official site for ARKH (Asylum Seekers & Refugees of Kingston upon Hull) / Northern Refugee Centre (Hull and East Riding)


WORAH is not currently running. Please keep checking back to this page ready for WORAH starting again.

What is WORAH?

WORAH stands for ‘Women Refugees and Asylum seekers of Hull’

WORAH is a women’s group that was orginally created as a joint initiative between ARKH and the Refugee Council but now operates fully under the banner of ARKH.

WORAH Group Logo


WORAH exists to bring together female refugees and asylum seekers in Hull in order to:

  • Provide social activities and foster friendship links
  • Promote education, social contact and inter-cultural exchange
  • Reduce the debilitating effects of social isolation and promote the well being of a less visible section of the community


Currently, the WORAH group is based around a sewing class which takes place every Monday between 09:30 and 12:00 and every Wednesday between 10:30 and 12:30. The groups encourages refugee women in Hull, many of whom have had little social contact beyond their immediate family circle, to share and develop skills in the design and creation of functional and decorative textiles.

WORAH have also participated in a range of events in the past including an international food festival and ice skating event. Volunteers are currently in the process of carrying out a membership survey in order to shape future events according to the preferences and needs of members. We are keen to develop events and activities that reach out to women in isolated positions.

WORAH is also providing basic IT classes to group members every Tuesday between 11:30 and 12:30 in our Online Centre. We encourage both existing IT users and absolute beginners to become involved either as students or teaching assistants.

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