The African Women Welfare (AWOW) is a new charity based in London Harrow
MISSION: To enable the integration of French-speaking and Lingala Africans in London Borough of Harrow into the British society.
SCOPE: The scope is to assist French and Lingala-speaking African immigrants in London Borough of Harrow and Harrow's surrounding areas by:
a). empowering them and; b). helping them to break barriers.
Barriers: Language barriers, employment barriers, health and social barriers, citizens' participation barriers.
The main objetives of the work of AWOW are:
A). To assist clients in the following areas:
1. Economic Integration: assist access to work and educational opportunities.
2. Social Integration: assist with overcoming language barriers and facilitating familiarization with the British culture and system.
3. Health & Welfare Integration: assisst with understanding how the heal and housing system work and how to respect the system
B). To empower women through training and confidence building programmes (the Breaking Barriesrs Training Programme).
C).To help to break down the isolation and to provide a community of support for women and their families in order to minimize depression and mental illness.
All those working with children and vulnerable people will have a complete criminal records check
This organisation has a child protection policy
Volunteers working in this organisation are not covered by legal liability insurance
|Volunteers Placed Each Year||
Some required dependent on role.
|Cost To Volunteer:||
18 to 60 years old
Weeks from 1 up to 2 per year
Hours from 4 up to 6 per week
|When to Apply:||
Two months in advance.
Nothing special required.
UK (London), DRCongo (Kinshasa) Bas Congo, Kivu.
Interviewed in the office.
ESOL English, First Aid.
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