Monthly Archives: February 2015

Up and Running

UiD is now on its second day of operations since our recent upheaval. Another busy evening with 30+ people attending. Many thanks to everyone for sharing information about the group, its location and opening times. Special thanks to BAWSOSwansea City of Sanctuary and Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group.

Many thanks to Veronica and Alem from BAWSO for addressing the group about not suffering alone and how to get support in various ways. We are now looking forward to a scheduled awareness session with Veronica and Alem on Human Rights next Thursday. BAWSO does an excellent job of empowering community members to get involved with their work.

BAWSO is an all Wales, Welsh Government Accredited Support Provider, delivering specialist services to people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds who are affected by domestic abuse and other forms of abuse, including Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage, Human Trafficking & Prostitution.

We also had a wonderful ESOL lesson about Welsh culture focusing on St David’s day. Many thanks to Vivien once again.

Looking forward to some delicious food next week provided by the very kind Govinda’s.

UiD community member Mr. S, public speaking for the first time - being greatly empowered by visitors from BAWSO.

UiD community member Mr. S, public speaking for the first time – being greatly empowered by visitors from BAWSO.

Veronica and Alem - Sharing Information

Veronica and Alem – Sharing Information

Another busy class focusing on Welsh culture and St David's day

Another busy class focusing on Welsh culture and St David’s day

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A fantastic Fresh Start!

Our first day as an independent group could not have gone better. Numerous volunteers in the group were keen to formulate just exactly how we were going to manage the space kindly provided by the church, and ultimately how to make as little impact as possible for our hosts.

We were expecting only a few people at first but we soon had 40+ excited souls, happy to be in a welcoming, safe and fun space.

We also had two very busy ESOL classes provided by our wonderful volunteer teachers; Vivien and David.

Many many thanks to the whole UiD family, all our friends and supporters for making this happen.

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Exciting Times!

We are very excited to say that the Unity in Diversity group is now open once again. Following the tragic closure of the Cyrenians Centre, UiD found itself without a home and in total shock. By the next day our kind volunteer teacher David had found a new venue for the group and we were planning our next steps.

Our new home is only 10 minutes walk from our old place.

We look forward to seeing everyone.