The Angelou Centre in partnership with FORWARD - a leading African diaspora women's campaign and support organisation are delivering a programme that will not only enable participants to address pertinent social issues, but will enhance the self-efficacy and employability of young minority ethnic women in the North East.
This is a brilliant chance for young women from the African diaspora in particular to forge links with change makers from similar backgrounds, nationally and internationally but the opportunity is also available to those from other racialized/minority ethnic groups.
Statistically, minority ethnic people face barriers in the both the education system and the labour market, leading to socio-economic disadvantage.
Who is it for?
- Young women aged 18-25 living in Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Northumberland (17 and 26 year olds will be considered on an individual basis)
- Those able to develop an idea for a social action project and commit to making it happen
- Those with an interest in tackling issues affecting women and girls
Interested in being a mentor?
The programme is looking for women who are willing and able to mentor participants on this programme. They believe that the relationship between mentors and mentees will empower the young women and enable them to not only complete their social action projects, but learn from experienced women in their fields of interest. The programme asks young women to focus their ideas within the categories below.
- Community Development/Mobilisation
- Policy Advocacy and Human Rights
- Youth and Young Adult Outreach
- Creative and Performance Arts
- Communications and Media
All mentors will receive guidance, support and training.
Tina Simbo - Regional Outreach Support Worker (Young People) will be there to provide operational support to participants on a weekly basis.