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TWEP awarded Evening Standard funding

Posted by Coman Communications on August 26, 2012

The Women’s Empowerment Project  has been awarded a grant of £18,540 from the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund, to help  mainly African mothers get onto training courses in childcare and catering.

Follow the link to read the Evening Standard statement.


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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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Kau back from her trip

Posted by Coman Communications on May 28, 2012

Kau Belleh is back from her West Africa trip.  Sadly internet connections were not good enough for her to send messages as she travelled around, so over the coming weeks we will post news of some of the people she met and the places she visited.

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Ladies get swimming

Posted by Coman Communications on May 19, 2012

Twelve ladies are a third of the way through TWEP’s 12 week swimming course.  The lessons take place at Morden Park baths and all taking part are developing their confidence in the water.

The Make a Move project will be announcing information about cycling opportunities soon, so if you are interested in learning to cycle, or know someone who is, keep in touch for further news.

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Kau off to West Africa

Posted by Coman Communications on May 17, 2012

Kau Belleh, Chairlady of TWEP, is off to Togo and Ghana today.  During her visit she intents to meet with TWEP’s partners and to progress TWEP’s projects.

She will be posting news and updates of the week-long trip, so you can follow her progress here on #Kau’s Trip.

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Books donated for African School

Posted by Coman Communications on May 15, 2012

Thank you to everyone who donated books to TWEP on World Book Night.  If you have any academic or children’s books, or general novels, you can still donate them by taking them to the TWEP office in Sutton. Call the office to make arrangements.

Chairlady, Kau Belleh, at the World Book Night event at Sutton Central Library on 21st April 2012.


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Certificates of Attendance

Posted by Coman Communications on May 13, 2012

At a Ceremony held on 19 April 2012, six of the eleven students who took part in the Community Empowerment Training,  received their Certificates of Attendance from The Worshipful the Mayor of the London Borough of Sutton, Councillor Gerry Jerome.

The Mayor greeted the students in The Mayor’s Parlour.  Kau Belleh, Chairlady of TWEP, briefly described the project and Cllr Jerome praised the students for their commitment to the project.

The event was attended by representatives from partner organisations, Sutton Council for Voluntary Services, Sutton Council, Sutton Racial Equalities Council and Coman Communications.

Olu Inyang with Mayor, Cllr Gerry Jerome. Olu make a short speech at the ceremony, telling the guests and fellow students what she gained from the course.

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Applications invited

Posted by Coman Communications on May 11, 2012

Girls are being invited to apply for places on the Sponsor a Girl Child programme.

Read more….

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Next tranche of students to be sponsored

Posted by Coman Communications on April 1, 2012

The Women’s Empowerment Project will soon be receiving applications from girls wishing to take part in the Sponsor a Girl Child project.  Read more … 

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Community Empowerment Training

Posted by Coman Communications on January 12, 2012

TWEP has issued a Revised Community Empowerment Training Flyer giving details of the Community Empowerment Training course and produced an application form, both of which can be downloaded.

If you are interested, please apply as soon as possible – the course starts on 18 February 2012 and runs for six weeks.


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