MRSN Shared Routes Project launch event, 26 Mar 2019

Last week we had a very successful launch for our Shared Routes Project that is funded for the coming 4 years by the National Lottery Community Fund. More than 50 people attended! People were queuing to submit applications and ask questions…. at the end we run out of applications…. It was amazing to receive so much deep interest in our peer navigator training. And to witness how so many people were so motivated to learn and do something to improve their lives and the situation of their communities. Thanks also to our MRSN chair Tendayi for her great welcome speech. As she said, the big advantage of this project is: People can make it their own! We are flexible and can adapt the training to YOUR interests. Just tell us. We start this May our first training cycle. Courses will run throughout the year and we accept applications throughout the year. More information @ 079 889 75 667 / randa@mrsn.org.uk ...
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Mahama Cho, a Taekwondo Silver medalist who has been shortlisted by Big Lottery for sports person of the year visited MRSN.

On Wednesday 13th September 2018 Mahama Cho, a Taekwondo Silver medalist who has been shortlisted by Big Lottery for sports person of the year visited MRSN. Mahama has promised to donate £5000 to MRSN if he wins. This money will go to support refugee service users in Manchester. Please vote for Mahama. https://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/mahama-cho ...
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MRSN Granted £300,000 by Big Lottery Fund

Manchester Refugee Support Network is delighted to announce that the Big Lottery Fund has awarded a grant of £299,090 to our charity, to fund the Shared Routes program. Shared Routes is about establishing a ‘Peer Navigator’ programme from within refugee and asylum seeker communities, promoting the skills and attributes of its beneficiaries in Manchester, Tameside and Salford. It will work with refugee and asylum seeking beneficiaries to increase and promote cohesion and engagement with mainstream communities. It will also seek to counter the misinformation around refugee and asylum seeker communities, which contribute to poor community relations and lead to increased community tension. The project will also promote the skills and attributes of its beneficiaries to strengthen community relations by giving back time, harnessing skills and encouraging volunteering to promote well-being through social action activities. MRSN cannot wait to start the project, which will involve the participation of many different local community groups and partner organisations. We want to offer our sincerest gratitude to Big...
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