The Women's Empowerment Project

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Archive for July, 2012

Make a Move in August

Posted by Coman Communications on July 24, 2012

The Women’s Empowerment Project is encouraging women to get moving over the summer.

A tennis Club, Sutton Churches Tennis Club, in Gander Green Lane, is running a series of courses over the August period.   Between Monday 6 and Friday 10 August, and Monday 13 and Friday 17 August, there are free courses taking place between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

They also have a six week tennis course for adults when they join the club – a temporary membership offer for eight weeks will cost £40.  The next course starts on 31 July at 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

Junior summer holiday membership costs just £10 and there are free junior club sessions from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Worth checking out – so for more information, contact Kirsty Garrett, membership secretary and coach on 020 8274 0630 or email


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Six achieve swimming success

Posted by Coman Communications on July 23, 2012

Six women took part in The Women’s Empowerment Project Make a Move initiative and learnt to swim.   The free course, supported by the People’s Health Trust, taught participants how to swim a width unaided.    One participant said they were now looking forward to the summer holidays, and instead of watching their children and family in the water, they would be able to join them.

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Successful fundraising dinner

Posted by Coman Communications on July 3, 2012

A big thank you to everyone who supported the fundraising dinner, either by attending, buying items from the trade table, buying raffle tickets or sending a donation.

Trustees, Clarissa Akakpo, Kau Belleh & Jennifer Ahuma-Ocansey

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Leadership training course – applications invited

Posted by Coman Communications on July 2, 2012

The Women’s Empowerment Project has launched its first leadership training for African women and African women activists in the UK.

The training will take place over three days and cover issues of personal empowerment and sector development.   With opportunities for participation the course will provide a chance for participants to learn from each other.

The venue will be in London – but is to be confirmed and will take place on 26-28 July.

A full application pack is available to download Leadership Training Brochure.

Deadline for applications … 13 July 2012.

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