NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!
The CEMVO Scotland Ethnic Minority Impact Awards will take place on Friday 1st of November at the Crowne Plaza.
Join us to celebrate the achievements of ethnic minority individuals and organisations making an impact in all sectors in Scotland.
So many individuals and organisations across Scotland work hard to contribute and improve the lives of ethnic minority communities and if like us you feel they should be recognised and rewarded for their efforts then nominate them for one of the 15 awards here.
Got a question get in touch with Shaista Asghar, firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0141 248 4830.
Please contact Fiaz Khan for information on Award Sponsorship, table sales or individual seat bookings.
We hope to welcome you there!
In the next two years, the Scottish Government is running a campaign to recruit an additional 11,000 workers into the Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) sector across Scotland. These jobs are secure and offer great opportunities for career progression while providing job satisfaction in teaching children skills they’ll use for life!
The jobs will suit school leavers, young people, parents returning to work and people looking for a career change. CEMVO is working with the Scottish Government to help the ELC workforce to become more ethnically representative of Scottish society.
We will be running events across Scotland to raise awareness of this recruitment campaign and to help inform and support ethnic minority communities in pathways into ELC employment. So please regularly visit our website updates / events page to see if there is an event being run in your area.
Depending on your interest, please click onto the links below:
For information about the CEMVO ELC Recruitment Programme click here
For information about different ways to get into ELC jobs click here
For up to date information on current ELC jobs across Scotland click here
For information about qualifications & training courses click here
For general information about ELC careers click onto Childcare Careers Scotland website: https://childcarecareersscotland.scot/resources/
For more information on the Early Learning & Childcare Recruitment Programme, please contact:
Helen McCabe on 07951 252 002 OR Uzma Khan on 07881 017 436
OUR PROJECTS PICTURE GALLERY
We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over the past years.
I’d like to say a massive thank you to everybody.
Coming straight from education meant that this job was a big adjustment for me, but it was made easier because I was made to feel welcome and like part of the team from the very start. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with everybody and learning about the different projects while also being able to learn about different cultures, religions and try some new foods! Working at CEMVO has challenged me to new things and showed me where my strengths are. I am so grateful for this opportunity and I will use what I have learned here throughout the rest of my life.
If you need anything or just want to get in touch, my email is email@example.com and my phone number is 07564130495.
West of Scotland Regional Equality Council – Business Plan [5 years]
West of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC) is very pleased to endorse CEMVO in relation to Business support and planning. Last year CEMVO was engaged by WSREC to provide facilitation to put in place a 5 year business plan. Staff from CEMVO utilised the KETSO Model to take WSREC Board of Directors and Staff through this model which culminated in WSREC gathering the information required and now have a robust 5 year business plan in place
FRAE Fife have manged to secure CCF funding again.
I would personally like to thank the team at CEMVO but especially Zarina how she has worked hard to capacity built a network of ethnic minority organisations all around Scotland with regards to the Environment;
Introducing, developing, sustaining and expanding these new concept/initiatives of Environment Protection and Carbon reduction to the BME communities should be applauded.
Thanks this is actual ground level -Capacity Building. Thanks Again
“Thanks for the heavy amount of work you’re always doing to help me through this project, don’t know how i’d get to this level without your help, I really appreciate it.”
“I have received a huge amount of support from Cemvo, in every possible way. Fiona and Mary provided me with a great knowledge of information and support. They have helped me through planning and organising my social enterprise and in completing various funding applications to start up my social enterprise. Without the support of Cemvo I don’t think I would have even started up a business. Thank you Cemvo for helping me get this far.”
It was really amazing but we didn’t get the chance to win any prize unfortunately. I guess we have tried it.
Kidding!! We WOOOON!!! YAPPIEEE! Words can’t articulate the achievement we have achieved so far but we couldn’t have done it without your help, support and advice. Thank You very much for being there for us.”
I am writing to thank you for the help and support Young, Confident & Connected (YCC) programme has provided for me.
Before YCC, i found life difficult. There were so many things going through my mind along with a personal struggle with confidence issues. I was not approachable and found it hard speaking to people generally and about my problems. At my worst stage, i was very unsociable, had poor communication and worried about going outside. I found myself lost and unsure about my future. I was lucky enough to hear about the YCC programme as i believe it has impacted my life in a really positive way. During the programme, i met a lot of people, made new friends and found the confidence to speak to them. After the YCC programme, i felt better in a every aspect and more self-assured. I found the confidence to venture out on my own and to take public transport. Furthermore, it helped me realise my goals for the future and the confidence to pursue them.
I really believe that without this programme i would still be the person i was. I am really thankful to everyone in CEMVO especially Surbjit Dhillon who really helped not only me but everyone to see what they could achieve.
I am writing to show my gratitude for the help and support that has been given to my brother.
There are times in life when one finds themselves in a helpless and hopeless situation and it is then that the crucial and timely support makes a major difference. It is this guidance and confidence placed by CEMVO in his ability that has shown him the correct direction to follow and to come out of this situation.
In the past he withdrew himself from everyone, kept to himself and generally avoided any contact with the outside world. Any attempts made by myself in communicating with him in order to understand his issues were to no avail. I believe he thought that there was noting anybody could do for him and that continuing to live like this was his only option. It was not until he joined the Young, Confident & Connected programme that i truly saw a change in him. During his time with the programme his attitude and behaviour has improved vastly. He has shown confidence, less anxiousness, composure and less nervousness around people that hes never met before. He is now communicating better with his family, participating in different outdoor activities and meeting new people.
Your mentoring to him has meant a great deal to me and i hope you continue providing these young people with support. I would once again like to acknowledge your help with a deep sense of gratitude.