Our Lead to Inspire - Empowerment & Leadership project guides newly-arrived migrant woman to become leaders and peer-mentors in the local community and shape change both in themselves and in the world around them. The course is an intensive, 15 hours a week, 6 month course focused on all areas of leadership development.
Culminating in a user led final project in which women are tasked with the design and implementation of a small scale community event, the Empowerment & Leadership project consists of five interwoven modules that all culminate in the successful community event. We build on the foundation of English Language classes to develop our participant’s skills in negotiating and debating as well as teaching women ways to assess their feelings and assert their opinions. Computer Information Technology (CIT) classes cover the basic computer skills demanded in the modern workplace and provide women with the knowledge to create the products necessary to plan and publicise a community event.
The volunteering and community engagement aspect of the project has already attracted interest from the Tower Hamlet’s Strategic Housing team. Facing an under-representation of women in the resident’s meetings across the estates of Whitechapel the ability of our women to engage with and inspire confidence in the female residents of the estates is being explored. Ultimately our women will initiate the change in their community that they wish to see.
This project is funded by the European Integration Fund for the Integration of Third Country Nationals.