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Karibu Needs New Management Committee Members And Special Advisors

posted 4 Aug 2011, 05:21 by Kirsten Burnett

Karibu Scotland is an African Refugee Women led organisation in Scotland that provides support to vulnerable women seeking asylum and to refugees - women together facilitating integration.

 

Karibu Scotland works in partnership with many organisations and provides: befriending; volunteering and mentoring support; regular Drop-In services in the community to provide information, sign-posting and support; ESOL classes; IT classes; catering; gardening and textile training to build skills and confidence.  Karibu also provide advocacy and campaign for improved rights and services for people seeking asylum, through networking and influencing policy.

 

Karibu Scotland has been instrumental in supporting the development of the Scottish Refugee Policy Forum.  Additionally members have spoken on behalf of refugee women across the UK as well as at Scottish and UK Parliaments and at EU level.

 

Karibu Scotland is run by a Management Committee of 10 members.  Karibu Scotland became a Charity in 2007, a Limited Company in 2009 and is planning to develop social enterprise.

 

There are vacancies on the Committee and we are approaching the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 3rd September.  Many of our members with skills and experience are in employment and this limits their participation and contribution.  We are looking for new Management Committee members plus non Africans to support the Management Committee as Special Advisors (who will be non-voting).

 

The role of a Management Committee member is both challenging and rewarding.  Members with more skills and experience have the duty to support new and inexperienced members to learn about their roles and responsibilities and also to strategically plan the development and the running of the organisation.

 

At meetings the Management Committee members discuss the major projects, administration, management and other subjects important to the organisation such as funding strategy, project development, budgeting and day-to-day accounting, and all decisions regarding the management & staff. Members have different skills and roles. 

 

Time commitment would involve a minimum of a Management Committee meeting every two months and involvement in one project group which would usually be one meeting a month.  Meetings take place at times which suit the members, currently on a Saturday afternoon or early evening.

 

Anyone interested in contributing to the development of Karibu should

GET IN TOUCH NOW TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST, BECOME A MEMBER

OR HAVE A CHAT ABOUT THE SKILLS YOU COULD BRING.

 

Contact our chair Sanaa on 07940 955 909 (evenings or weekends)

or email to info@karibuscotland.org.uk

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