African Women Welfare (AWOW)
Contact: Bernadette Lupeko
Phone: 07438988733
c/o .Harrow Equalities Centre
Carramea Resource Centre
27 Northolt Road
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African Women Welfare (AWOW)

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.

  • Education
  • Elderly People
  • Employment
  • Heritage
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Refugees
  • Women
  • Young People

African Women Welfare (AWOW)

Suitability and Volunteering Roles

Volunteering Roles:
  • Counselling
  • First Aid
  • Social Work
Volunteering Type:
  • Family Volunteering
  • Group Volunteering
  • Individual Volunteering
Police Check

All those working with children and vulnerable people will have a complete criminal records check

Child Protection

This organisation has a child protection policy

Liability Insurance

Volunteers working in this organisation are not covered by legal liability insurance

Volunteers Placed Each Year



  • London East, England
  • Congo, Dem Republic, Africa
  • Congo, Republic of the, Africa

Some required dependent on role.

  • We cannot accept volunteers who are visually impaired/partially sighted
  • We cannot accept volunteers who need help with their daily activities
  • We cannot accept volunteers with a hearing impairment
  • We cannot accept volunteers with a heart condition
  • We cannot accept volunteers with a learning difficulty/impairment
  • We cannot accept volunteers with a speech impairment
  • We cannot accept volunteers with any breathing difficulties
  • We cannot accept volunteers with mental health needs
Health Requirements:

No restrictions.

Cost To Volunteer:



18 to 60 years old

Weeks min/max

Weeks from 1 up to 2 per year

Hours min/max:

Hours from 4 up to 6 per week

When to Apply:

Two months in advance.

Start Months:
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Additional Information


None provided.


Nothing special required.

Local Information:

UK (London), DRCongo (Kinshasa) Bas Congo, Kivu.


Interviewed in the office.


ESOL English, First Aid.



Debriefing & Certificates:

Certificate/reference provided.

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