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Strengthening employability skills among young people from diaspora communities

Monday, February 26, 2018

At Wonder Foundation, our aim is not only to empower women through education in the developing world but also closer to home. Part of our work also includes engaging diaspora communities in the UK.

Research by Joseph Rawntree Foundation has found that the poverty rate among BME groups is twice as high as it is for White British groups. These findings are also corroborated by the fact that Ethnic minority graduates in Britain are much less likely to be employed than their white peers six months after graduation – and many can expect to earn less for years afterwards. Poor employment prospects is one of the main causes of consistent poverty in the UK.

Through a grant from National Lottery Awards for All, our recent project is offering placements to young BME women aged 17 -22 with the aim of developing their employability skills.

The young women will receive opportunities to develop skills in public speaking, event management, communications, coding, SEO, photography and written communication. The aim of this exciting project is to promote self-development and provide girls from ethnic minority backgrounds with the skills and confidence they need to succeed both within a personal and professional workspace