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About

New Era Volunteers will further any charitable purpose under the law of England and Wales as the trustees shall determine. The project will be funding organizations or groups of artists to support a short- term activities or events; this will benefit or enhance communities. To relieve the need of orphans in particular in Rwanda, Malawi, Congo and other developing nations.

Our mission is to reduce poverty illiteracy marginalisation, ill health and injustice, we also aim to help communities build sustainable livelihoods by supporting self-help initiatives and campaigns, providing resources, advice, training and fundraising for community projects. For more details, go to our services.

Services

Refugees and asylum seekers, particularly those from developing countries, face many challenges on arrival in the UK. A large number have fled conflict or persecution which has left them traumatised. The process of applying for asylum, especially for those who have had little or no formal education, can be very complex and stressful. It can also take many months, mean access to public funds and services is restricted and result in poor living conditions, poverty and homelessness. In addition social and cultural differences and limited or no understanding of English create barriers can have a serious and negative effect upon recently arrived migrants, discouraging them from participating in the life of the community.

Education

New Era Volunteers is working to assist African migrants make the transition to life in the UK. This is done by providing courses where the basics of living in Britain are explained. Support, advice and guidance is offered through a course which includes group sessions for men, women and young people. The aim is to help them rebuild their lives and integrate into British society through discussion and the sharing of personal experiences. Among the topics are gender relations, women’s rights, safeguarding, resolving disputes with neighbours, shoplifting and other anti-social behaviour and drug and alcohol abuse.

NEV also arranges home visits, offering a chance for participants to follow up topics discussed in the course and for the wellbeing of those who have attended to be assessed. Opportunity is given to discuss concerns on a one-to-one basis, encouragement offered to seek advice from relevant agencies and, where appropriate, the importance of ‘breaking the silence’ emphasised. Training is offered in English and French as well as some African vernacular languages, experience having shown that migrants are more comfortable with others who have come from a similar background and have a common language and understanding.

Health

HIV/AIDS is one of the dangerous diseases in developing countries; HIV/AIDS has left millions of children orphans. HIV undermines not just social well-being, but the economy as well. The potential threat of HIV and AIDS is something that cannot be ignored. New Era Volunteers will be providing advisory services, training volunteers, condom distribution as it is the effective way in reducing the spread of HIV and promotion of access to voluntary HIV counselling and testing. New Era Volunteers is raising awareness in communities to combat HIV/AIDS Providing opportunities for those affected by HIV. Promoting efforts to mitigate the effect of HIV/AIDS in poor communities.

Volunteers

Trustees

New Era Volunteers will undertake any charitable purpose under the law of England and Wales as the trustees shall determine.

Advocacy

Advocacy is all about speaking up against abuse and injustice, on half of the poor; it is also influencing decision makers, this is done by: public campaigning to raise awareness and mobilise, research the cause of poverty and injustice. Advocacy helps service users to make their views clear, their wishes are heard, express and present their views effectively. New Era Volunteers is raising awareness in communities to combat HIV/AIDS Providing opportunities for those affected by HIV. Promoting efforts to mitigate the effect of HIV/AIDS in poor communities.

Contact

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