UCOMM is honoured to have been featured on Forever Manchester's website, as part of the lead up to their Forever Manchester Women Event which will be taking place on 18th January 2017 5pm-9pm. CLICK HERE for more information!
SorceRehema Kawooya, UCOMM Chairperson, adds:
“The Big Sisters were able to offer solutions or just a shoulder to cry on for the girls. One girl, aged 16, was told she was not good enough at school and wanted to drop out, much to the annoyance of her parents. This resulted in much conflict and shouting at home. Through the group sessions she was able to be nurtured and her confidence built up and she was able to pass her exams and joined university in September 2016. Other parents have told us that they didn’t know know how to talk to their girls, but since the sessions, they have a better, calmer relationship with them.
“The results and feedback from parents has been excellent and there is demand for more sessions. Some parents have gone on to say that ‘they have finally got their child back’ and some girls have said ‘I have finally made friends with my Mum’. The ultimate aim of the project is to prevent the girls from dropping out of formal education, to prevent the girls from joining gangs and crime, and drugs, to increase self confidence, to tackle issues of identity crisis, to prevent radicalisation and to make them feel good about themselves. The parents and community also benefit because the girls and parents are more engaged with the community, and will hopefully act as role models and mentors for the up and coming generation.”
UCOMM perfectly reflects the ethos of Forever Manchester, and of our networking with a purpose event: Forever Manchester Women. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE