The Mentor Ring’s Projects
Mentor Matters project aims to build a pool of mentors and role models from the local community to inspire and motivate people and to offer personal one-to-one support to those most in need. The goal is to encourage individuals to improve themselves and to support them through adversities they may face for example, health, education, bereavement, family breakdown and career development.
Bridge the Gap Project
Need a bit of help finding a job? Do you want to gain skills, education, training or even set up your own business? The bridge the gap project can improve your chances!
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BecoME Involved – Volunteering Project
We are committed to providing volunteering opportunities for BME community members within The Mentor Ring’s programmes of activity as well as partner organisations and local community groups. The project’s primary aim is increasing BME participation in volunteering opportunities, offer training to volunteers to enable service delivery and to support the primary goals of the volunteer.
TMR supports vulnerable people via one-to-one or group mentoring whichever they feel comfortable, as well activities/workshops set up for the individuals which they feel they may benefit from. TMR currently runs coffee morning meet ups every Tuesday between 10.30-11.30am for individuals to talk about any issues they have amongst a group setting. They are able to engage in group discussion and share their own experiences and give their advice and how they are able to solve issues as a form of peer mentoring. Coffee morning provides a great way of Social networking and a way to build confidence amongst individuals of the group. Coffee mornings also provide Training and interactive workshops for them to develop skills and enjoy. If you would like to donate towards the running of this project through local giving click here!
Stitch In Time Sewing Classes
Sewing classes will be held every other Thursday at Cathay’s High School, 1:30 – 3pm. The next session is on Thursday February 6th. Sessions will also be held at Butetown community centre every other Monday 12 – 2pm. The next session is January 27th. Open to all, feel welcome to join. These classes offer a great way to meet new people in a relaxed environment. Get tutoring in new sewing skills. Get tutoring in how to use a sewing machine, design patterns. Learn to fix garments and create unique and beautiful clothing. Sewing can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve hand eye coordination, promote mental growth. Feel free to contact us for more information. If you would like to donate towards the running of this project through local giving click here!
Catch them young Mum’s and Children’s Group
Come join us for a fun time with kids and mum’s! Thursdays 4 – 5 pm, Butetown. An opportunity to meet other mum’s and kid’s. Fun activities for children to enjoy. Relaxing session for mum’s too! If you would like to donate towards the running of this project through local giving click here!
BME Youth aspirations project
This project intends to raise and improve the aspirations of disadvantaged BME young people from Cardiff. It would also increase BME young people’s motivation to succeed through introducing successful role models from professions which they may not have considered. We will show them places they may not have considered working, and offer a level of group support and peer mentoring which will hopefully improve their health and wellbeing.