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08 September 2017
BACK TO… LA RENTREE
The week beginning 04 September 2017 is our welcoming week. We are welcoming our users, supporters and other stakeholders who came back from Summer break and holidays. We are also welcoming back those who have been working during this Summer time. We are finally welcoming back those who lost touch with us for various reasons and would like to come back. Welcome back to all of you!
BACK TO RELIEF ∴ BACK TO ADVICE ∴ BACK TO SAVING ANIMALS
• BACK TO RELIEF THIS SEPTEMBER 2017
As previously mentioned, most of our projects and programmes are organised to take into account the lives and needs of our beneficiaries; supporters as well. They are now back for the New Academic Year and New Relief, year for which we have prepared projects and programmes to meet their existing, changing and emerging needs. This applies to both our UK and Africa Capacity Building and Development programmes. If you are one of them we wish you Happy Return! Also, do not forget to feedback your poverty-relieving and development experiences of using Happiness projects, of creation you made and any volunteering stories, if you volunteered, over the last two months. Please share your poverty-relieving and development experiences with us.
• BACK TO ADVISORY SUPPORT THIS SEPTEMBER 2017
September is our advice-giving month for both our UK and Africa services. Whether you are African and Minority Ethnic People living in the UK or Africa-based Sister Organisations, you can receive advisory support from CENFACS under our Individual Capacity Development programme (for individuals living in the UK) and Organisational Capacity Development programme (for Overseas Africa-based organisations). Under these two programmes, we provide advice throughout the year. However, this September 2017 is a special one as it is our Advice-giving Month. Advice can be received online, via phone and e-mail or by appointment at CENFACS’ office space.
• BACK TO SAVING ANIMALS THIS SEPTEMBER 2017
September is finally the month we resume our advocacy work on the protection and care of animals in Africa from illegal killings, extinction and poaching. In the last week of September 2017, we will focus on saving endangered animal species through our “Save Animals” advocacy; the Gorilla and Elephant projects being part of that advocacy.
MORE ABOUT ADVICE SERVICES
∴ ADVICE FOR INDIVIDUALS
Some of you are aware that most of CENFACS services in the UK are designed to support multi-dimensionally poor children, young people and families (CYPFs). From September and after the long summer break, many of them will come back to start their life again. They will go back to school for CYPs and to work and training for parents and guardians. They may need support to restart or look for occupational opportunity or even just resume their routine activity in September. Their needs could include: finding a new school for children, registration to health services, finding accommodation, accessing training opportunity or employment etc. We can provide advisory support to them. And where our capacity is limited, we can refer and/or signpost them to relevant specialist services and organisations to help them meet their needs. We do it under CENFACS’ Capacity Advice service which was established since 2003 (through CENFACS’ Capacity Advice and Development project for Croydon’s African and Minority Ethnic People) to help individuals gain various types of help such as translation, advice, guidance and advocacy. You can contact CENFACS for the range of issues included in this service and to find out if your problem can be dealt with.
∴ ADVICE FOR ORGANISATIONS
The same applies to overseas and Africa-based Sister Organisations. Under our international advice service, we can advise them on things such as capacity building and development, project planning, fundraising and grant-seeking leads, income-generation, sustainable development, monitoring and evaluation. Again, where our capacity to advice is limited, we can refer and or signpost them to relevant international services and organisations. This advisory support for Africa-based Sister Organisations is throughout the year and part of our work with them. However, they can take advantage of our advice-giving month to seek further advice on any of the above matters.
To access advice services, contact CENFACS. To register for or enquire about advice services, go to www.cenfacs.org.uk/services-activities.
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We look forward to receiving your regular visits to CENFACS website and continuing support.
With many thanks!