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What a Great Year for Women4Reources

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What a Great Year for Women4Reources

We had such a good year at Women4Resources!

Our Volunteering 4 Skills project enabled us to work with women who might otherwise not have had the opportunity to be part of a grassroots charity supporting initiatives in Wales and Africa. GWEN, the Grassroots Women’s Entrepreneur Network was set up with the support from Santander who funded a worker. We had training and information sessions, mentoring training, a pop-up-shop for International Women’s Day in March. SWANFRICA, the Swansea Bay network of small charities working with partners in Africa really pulled together for our latest event, the Green Fayre organised by the Environment Centre which took place at the National Waterfront Museum. Here’s to realizing many more of our hopes and wishes for Women and Girls all over the world!

colorful paper leaves

See us at the Green Fayre

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See us at the Green Fayre

This is our first time at the Green Fayre organised by the The Environment Centre in Swansea, and we are really excited to be part of this well known annual event at the National Waterfront Museum. Come to our stall and get some information about some brilliant projects Women4Resources and our partners are supporting in Wales and Africa. There will also be free stuff to do for the kids and you can get an amazing henna tattoo!

  

What’s new in Vihiga County, Western Kenya

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What’s new in Vihiga County, Western Kenya

school children outside  Elin Library  in Kenya

Great news from Vihiga County in Western Kenya! Our new special fund for giving loans to entrepreneurial women Women in Libraries Mean Business  has had its first beneficiaries. We have given small loans to support three enterprising women to set up a chicken business, a fish business, and a business growing and selling onions and maize. The  women who were lucky this time will have a at least 6 months to pay back the loans. Once the money is repaid we can then support other small businesses run by women in this group.

 

 

Black History Month 2017

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Women4Resources will have a presence at the African Community Centre event on Saturday, October 28, 2017 as part of the African History Month 2017. Two  trustees will be there on our stall, providing information on our project in Western Kenya, and our work in Wales.  If you are interested in finding out more check out the African Community Centre’s website or Facebook page.

African Community Centre Wales

Sustainable Swansea Photo Competition

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This photograph was taken at the Vetch Field Site in the centre of Swansea, and it shows how exotic ordinary courgette plants can look. The Community Gardens and the open space at the site of the former Vetch Football Grounds are a great resource for anybody, but particularly women and children, who live in the Sandfields area. In the summer it is busy with children enjoying themselves on the play equipment or playing ball games. It is also a safe place to meet and sit in the sun with other women for a chat.

Our New Website-Looking back

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Sitting around a table in a cafe for our first website training

First Website Training with Rhiannon Griffiths from Peninsular

There is still a lot to do on our new website www.women4resources.org but we finally have transferred all administration and ownership duties to Claudia Mollzahn who has taken on this role as a volunteer for Women4Resources. In the next few weeks more exciting information and background details will be added until we will be able to take down the old site eventually. It has turned out to be a much longer process than we anticipated but we are nearly there. The new website will show regular news on what Women4Resources is up to, and it will be great for following the charities progress, and for getting involved in our projects.

A Day of Exploring Mentoring

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Training and Info Days

Working in groups

Just one image from our brilliant Mentoring Training on July 14, at the Environment Centre in Swansea. 14 women spend a day learning about the mentoring relationship, good structures in mentoring, and how to find a mentor/mentee. We also had a chance to do some reflecting on our current practices, for those of us already involved with mentoring. A really worthwhile day.

Finishing Touches to the New Website

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Rhianne and I have been working very hard on getting the new website for Women4Resources finished. On Thursday last week we spent 5 hours in the Square Peg coffee house in Sketty.  I had two coffees and two cakes ( delicious, particularly the peanut and date bar) to make up for occupying a table for that long. Rhianne again did a fantastic training session with me, being very patient and explaining everything as often as I needed it. I stayed on and practiced what I had learned which was great. I also took very detailed notes; after the last training session my notes were really bad with the result that I couldn’t even log in to write a blog or do any work on the site. This time all went well and there is no excuse now not to share all our news.