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.
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.
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.
Pop Up Shop and Cafe at the Creative Bubble
Well worth all the hard work from everyone!!! Women4Resources made enough money to keep 3 girls in school in Kenya for six months. The Women’s Refugee and Asylum group did even better. As a result of our Pop Up Event the group got a donation of £ 2000 for travel expenses to make sure that members can continue to attend meetings. We have already been asked when we will do it again and we have our thinking caps on. Although we started with the main aim to do fundraising the outcomes of the 3 days were much more than money. All volunteers said that they enjoyed themselves and we truly did have a diverse group of women all working together.
The Pop Up Shop was manned by volunteers who were very enthusiastic and managed to get customers to buy loads of stuff.
The food cooked by the Swansea Women’s Asylum and Refugee Support Group proved very popular.
WOMEN4RESOURCES was awarded two United Nations Gold Star Awards.
The first for LEARNING LINKS with Swansea and Vihiga, Kenya.
The second for PARTNERSHIP LINKS between Swansea and Paynesville, Liberia.
W4R was the only group to receive two commendations in the presence of First Minister, The Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM and the Former Environment Minister, Jane Davidson.
The First Minister said:
“I am continually impressed by the dedication of the Wales-Africa community links groups “.
W4R thanks go to those who have volunteered for us in Africa with ROCL, Kenya and CWFP4 Liberia including:
Councillor Yvonne Jardine,
Councillor Erika Kirchner,
Website Skills Training
We are working with Peninsular Business Services, a Swansea-based small business that has been working for more than ten years to help SMEs, corporations and charities to manage their online footprint.
Our new and fresh website will be launched later in the Spring, so please return to read all about our charity organisation helping women in Wales and in Africa too.