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Archive for December, 2011

First Charity Begins at Home Event Held

Posted by Coman Communications on December 12, 2011

TWEP’S first Charity Begins at Home event was held on 11 December.  Hosted by Diana Coman, the event offered information about the charity and its work and an opportunity to purchase fair trade toiletries and other African goods to support the charity’s work.

Kau Belleh, Chairlady of TWEP with Janet Sainsbury and Magda Colley.


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TWEP launches Community Empowerment Training programme

Posted by Coman Communications on December 1, 2011

TWEP is hosting a Community Empowerment Training programme with the support of Sutton Racial Equality Council, The U, Sutton Centre for the Voluntary Sector and All Aboard!.

The six week course is designed to equip and empower a team of Community Champions in Sutton.  The aim of the project is to fill a critical gap in the areas of representation in decision making processes and capacity for sections of the BAME community in Sutton.  In particular this project seeks to involve more members of the African and Caribbean communities in forums, networks and volunteering in general.

The course will cover:

  • Effective representation and advocacy
  • Decision making processes
  • Motivating others
  • Public speaking
  • Roles and responsibilities in Committees
  • Campaigning
  • Fundraising and understanding funders
  • Researching social needs and consultation
  • Managing volunteers
  • Equalities and diversity

Participants must be Sutton residents who have a black or ethnic minority background and are over 18 years of age.  Applicants must be able to attend all sessions from January 14 2012 to February 25 2012.  Sessions run from 10am to 4pm and will take place at the Sutton Life Centre, SM3 9PX.

To apply one of the 20 places on this free course, applicants must send a statement of no more than 200 words setting out how they would benefit from and use the skills learnt on the course.

The deadline for submitting applications is 20 December 2011.

For further details click on the Link

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Charity Begins at Home

Posted by Coman Communications on December 1, 2011

TWEP has launched a programme of social gatherings  called ‘Charity Begins at Home’.  Hosted by supporters of the Charity, these events will provide an opportunity to introduce the charity, update people on its activities and undertake fundraising.

If you are a supporter of TWEP and would be willing to host an event at home, contact the charity office.

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