About Us

Welcome to migrant Empowerment Group UK

Overview

Migrant Empowerment Group (MEG) is a charitable organization set in July 2013 in the West Midlands (Wolverhampton) by a former Asylum seeker. MEG under its main proposal titled “Raising Awareness on Migrant’s Issues and Helping for the Integration of Marginal Communities in the West Midland and in the UK” which is the main extension of its service to adequately address the awareness on migrant’s issues and helping those from marginal groups such as Asylum Seekers and Refugees for their integration within their local communities and in the UK’s society. MEG provides a range of charitable and social activities and programs at a community given to MEG by the local authority in order to champion and deliver its services.

Since 2013 Migrant Empowerment Group (MEG) has identified several social issues and challenges that those marginal groups face in the daily basis while for some waiting for decisions on their Asylum cases and for others such as refugees struggling to find the right assistance and support needed for their integration within their local communities and in the UK’s society. MEG has been hosting and taking part to several social events on the awareness of this particular cause and through public events such as: conferences, seminars, etc. with the main aims of bringing together those marginal migrants for experience exchanges among people face or who went through the same experience. Those consultations and via such public events on the awareness had led MEG to identified both the causes of their marginalization as well as to get the facts on solutions and through this main project and as titled above.

MEG current scheduled services at its main office at Moathouse Lane East Community Centre:

• ESOL classes provided once a week within a community Centre at Moathouse Lane East.

• Weekly drop in session where refreshment and a free tea and coffee are offered when funds or donations allowed us.

• Training on sewing and knitting are provided for free and this include experience exchanges. Interpreting and translating.

• Other creative activities such as: inspiring talks on information sharing on health promotion, Art and Craft, Job search, Self-employment, Healthy living, Cooking, Exercises, allotment, building self-confidence, engaging in the community, promote equality and diversity, reduce discrimination and foster understanding between minority groups. Food bank, Etc.

• Recycling (Clothes, shoes, bags, furnitures, food parcels, book and toys, sanitary products, etc.) given away by MEG to homeless, Asylum seekers, refugees, and disadantages migrants. This charitable activity is still on-going and in the regularly basis and for free of charge to these disadvantage migrants (individuals and families).

Our beneficiaries:

1.1- Refugee – A person who has left their previous country of residence in order to escape persecution or fear of persecution.
1.2- Asylum seeker – A refugee who has applied for asylum and permission to remain in a country. This will usually be granted if they are deemed to have a well founded fear of persecution in their country of origin.
1.3- Long Term International Migrant (LTIM) – A person who has changed their country of residence and intends to stay in the new country for more than 12 months. N.B. The term migrant is usually refers to Long Term International Migrants.
1.4- Ethnicity – Describes the ethnic group to which a person belongs and is no indication of nationality or immigrant status. However a high proportion of certain ethnic groups are immigrants. Etc.

According to our research on the ground, most or some of those migrants suffer from social exclusion, isolation. Some are totally isolated without any social support because of the lack of self-help from charities lead by group as MEG which takes into account all these aspects. As front-lines (people who had been through the same experience) we can understand their feelings and needs. MEG charitable work is mainly focused on helping and supporting LTIM such as refugees and Asylum seekers including other vulnerable migrants because are disadvantaged within our society and some are affected by a huge stigma linked to their integration within the UK’s society. MEG approaches them within their communities such as at their home, college, etc. Please contact MEG if you want to volunteer with us or to work in partnership with us.

For more information please contact us at:
52 Moathouse Lane East,
Wolverhampton
WV11 3DD
Tel: 00441902725861 / 07713156506
www.migrantempowermentgroup.co.uk
Email: meg_2018@yahoo.com

What We Do

What we do?

MEG current scheduled services at its main office at Moathouse Lane East Community Centre:

• ESOL classes provided once a week within a community Centre at Moathouse Lane East.

• Weekly drop in session where refreshment and a free tea and coffee are offered when funds or donations allowed us.

• Training on sewing and knitting are provided for free and this include experience exchanges. Interpreting and translating.

• Other creative activities such as: inspiring talks on information sharing on health promotion, Art and Craft, Job search, Self-employment, Healthy living, Cooking, Exercises, allotment, building self-confidence, engaging in the community, promote equality and diversity, reduce discrimination and foster understanding between minority groups. Food bank, Etc.

• Recycling (Clothes, shoes, bags, furnitures, food parcels, book and toys, sanitary products, etc.) given away by MEG to homeless, Asylum seekers, refugees, and disadantages migrants. This charitable activity is still on-going and in the regularly basis and for free of charge to these disadvantage migrants (individuals and families).

Our beneficiaries:

1.1- Refugee – A person who has left their previous country of residence in order to escape persecution or fear of persecution.
1.2- Asylum seeker – A refugee who has applied for asylum and permission to remain in a country. This will usually be granted if they are deemed to have a well founded fear of persecution in their country of origin.
1.3- Long Term International Migrant (LTIM) – A person who has changed their country of residence and intends to stay in the new country for more than 12 months. N.B. The term migrant is usually refers to Long Term International Migrants.
1.4- Ethnicity – Describes the ethnic group to which a person belongs and is no indication of nationality or immigrant status. However a high proportion of certain ethnic groups are immigrants. Etc.

According to our research on the ground, most or some of those migrants suffer from social exclusion, isolation. Some are totally isolated without any social support because of the lack of self-help from charities lead by group as MEG which takes into account all these aspects. As front-lines (people who had been through the same experience) we can understand their feelings and needs. MEG charitable work is mainly focused on helping and supporting LTIM such as refugees and Asylum seekers including other vulnerable migrants because are disadvantaged within our society and some are affected by a huge stigma linked to their integration within the UK’s society. MEG approaches them within their communities such as at their home, college, etc. Please contact MEG if you want to volunteer with us or to work in partnership with us.

MEG Agenda and Achievements 2013-2019:

1- Public awareness on the stigma and social challenges faced by vulnerable and disadvantages through talks at: Schools, Churches, Community events and distribution of leaflets etc. with the support of St. Chad & St. Mark Church in Wolverhampton.

2- MEG 2013 Christmas Party for the Community hosted in December at the hall of Wednesfield Library Community Centre in Wolverhampton. Sewing and Session classes in ESOL once a week were hosted at Network House. Computer classes and Helping session in CVs writings which took place at Network House.

3- 2014 HIV awareness among migrants and local communities hosted at the hall of Wednesfield Library in Wolverhampton. June 2014 Celebration of the Refugee Week at White House (Chubb building) in Wolverhampton. Sewing sessions for migrants such (Asylum seekers, refugees and kids) hosted at Wednesfield Library Community Centre.. Plus MEG 2014 Christmas Party hosted at the same venue.

4- 2015 Session classes in ESOL once a week at Wednesfield Library Community Centre. Football event (every Saturday). March Women Day Celebration. June Refugee Week Celebration. Christmas Party for the Community hosted at Wednesfield Library Community Centre in Wolverhampton.

5- 2016 Session classes in ESOL once a week at Wednesfield Library Community Centre. Football event (every Saturday). March Women Day Celebration. June Refugee Week Celebration. Christmas Party for the Community hosted at Wednesfield Library Community Centre in Wolverhampton.

6- 2017 Session classes in ESOL once a week. Football event (every Saturday). March Women Day Celebration. June Refugee Week Celebration. Christmas Party for the Community. Art and Craft plus Sewing. Recycling (Clothes, shoes, bags, furnitures, food parcels, book and toys, sanitary products, etc.) given away by MEG to homeless, Asylum seekers, refugees, and disadantages migrants. This charitable activity is still on-going and in the regularly basis and for free of charge to these disadvantage migrants (individuals and families). All these social activities for 2017 were hosted at Moat House Lane East – Community Centre in Wolverhampton where MEG is currently based.

7- 2018 Session classes in ESOL once a week. Football event (every Saturday). March Women Day Celebration. June Refugee Week Celebration. Christmas Party for the Community took place at St. Chad & St. Mark church. Art and Craft plus Sewing. Plus Food bank twice per week. Plus group discussions once per week. Recycling (Clothes, shoes, bags, furnitures, food parcels, book and toys, sanitary products, etc.) given away by MEG to homeless, Asylum seekers, refugees, and disadantages migrants. This charitable activity is still on-going and in the regularly basis and for free of charge to these disadvantage migrants (individuals and families). But most of these charitable activities for 2018 were hosted at Moat House Lane East – Community Centre in Wolverhampton where MEG is currently based.

For more information please contact us at:
52 Moathouse Lane East,
Wolverhampton
WV11 3DD
Tel: 00441902725861 / 07713156506
www.migrantempowermentgroup.co.uk
Email: meg_2018@yahoo.com

Career Advice

Career Advice

CV writing services we aim to help as many people as we can get jobs. We can offer careers advice, advice on how to look for jobs and a number of employability skills that can help in finding work.

CV Services

CV Services

A big problem for many migrants is getting into work. We offer CV services to help you write and develop a CV that employers are looking for. Along with other skills classes our CV writing services aim to make you more employable.

ESOL English Classes

ESOL English Classes

One of the biggest problems of being a migrant or refugee in another country is the language barrier. The aim of the ESOL Project is to integrate migrants and refugees with the local community by helping them improve their communication skills.

Dance and Movement Therapy

Dance and Movement Therapy

Dance and Movement Therapy classes. DMT helps address traumatic experiences without the use of words, but by becoming aware of body sensations and work with music and movement.

Art and Culture.

Sewing, Knitting, Health

Sewing, Knitting, Health

Health & Well-being activities
Sewing classes
Knitting classes.
Empowerment and educational program

Computer Classes

Computer Classes

If you would like to gain basic computer skills, for example how to setup an email account, search for information online, use social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter and much more come at our computer classes.

Support Us

Donations
Support Us How Can I Help MEG UK and Other Asylum Seeking, Refugee and Migrant in West Midland (Wolverhampton)? Anyone can provide support in the following ways: Community Solidarity Every individual within our group is Asylum seeker, Refugees and Migrant with a complex past and an uncertain future, making their way in a new country. It can be scary and isolating. Making friends with people who want to show solidarity with their situation can mean so much to our members and helps build community links and understanding. Celebrate diversity in the community by attending one of our open days or inviting us to yours; including us where we will feel welcomed; help raise awareness of the issues Asylum seeker, Refugees and Migrant face in the UK. All this will help us to build a new life here. Do you have unwanted Equipment? We welcome donations from our supporters and are very grateful for any donations. If you would like to help us and make a donation click below! or contact us.
Specialist Skills
Advice and/or workshops for our regular members We encourage sharing skills and knowledge. If you have a specialist skill or subject, that you think our members would be interested in, please let us know. Specialist skills You may be, or may know someone who is one of the following: * An ESOL teacher * Immigration Solicitor / Barrister * Doctor / Nurse / Midwife * Film-maker * Support worker with a charity * Translator / Interpreter * Mentor * Gardener If you can offer any free training, advice or support to our members, please, contact us. Make a donation We welcome donations from our supporters. If you would like to donate to MEG UK Wolverhampton, please make payable to “Migrant Empowerment Group”
Other Donations
We welcome any donations that could help our members. Anything including clothes, IT equipment, mobile phones, sport & health equipment sewing machines, food parcels, books and toys are all appreciated. Fundraising We will appreciate and be grateful if you, or a group you know could hold a fund-raising event for MEG UK Wolverhampton. Book a MEG UK Wolverhampton speaker or workshop Members of MEG UK are available to speak about a range of topics affecting refugee and asylum seeking at events and organise workshops, seminars and networking day and events. (We can offer a reduced rate for Refugee Community Organisations). For more details, please contact MEG UK Wolverhampton. Any other forms of help: Please, any donation is welcome, especially: * Stationery – stamps etc. * Vouchers to purchase any necessary equipment, * Clothes: women and children * Food parcels, * Children’s books and toys… Please get in touch if you can help us out! If you want to know more about us as individuals, you can always check our book

Team

Alvine Dongmo-Noumey Chair & PROJECT MANAGER
Nadia Harushimana Secretary
Alex Kamguia TREASURER
Cubero Ananfack SPORT ASSISTANT

About the Founder of Migrant Empowerment Group

About the Founder of Migrant Empowerment Group

MEG Founder Biography:

Migrant Empowerment Group also known as “MEG” was founded by Alvine Dongmo-Noumey, an inspirational, charismatic, motivational and hardworking woman, with a vision for empowering and transforming the lives and status of disadvantaged people in the UK and throughout the world. Her skills, knowledge and experience in working with the voluntary sector in the UK forever 11 years. She had further her education. 2013-2016 Wolverhampton University BSC (Hons) Health Studies. 2016-2017 Graduated from the Birmingham School for Social Entrepreneurs. 2017-2018 Migrant’s Leader in the community. She also has 30 years experience on sewing training. In 2016 Health champions for the Community. Alvine Dongmo-Noumey, based on her massive experience and passion in the field. She has been appointed as the Executive Director of MEG. She has taken several training since the beginning of her commitment for this cause such as, international and national seminars, conferences, forums, etc. in UK and her country of origin (Cameroon) and since a few years now she is the Founder and Chair of a Registered Charity in Cameroon known as “Alzec Foundation Cameroon”. But please note that her personal involvement in helping orphan’s kids and vulnerable women in a rural part of Cameroon known as “Dschang” has nothing to do with MEG whose works is designed for migrants in the UK. 2016 – Health champions for the Community. 2016 – Leader representative invited at the House Common by the National Federation of ALMOs Portrait Exhibition – Ordinary people Extraordinary lives. 2014-2017 Four (4) times winner of the Wolverhampton Homes Recognition Event. 2014-2018 Five (5) times an International Fair Ambassador for the University of Wolverhampton – Variety of traditional food and drink (images and national dress all indigenous to their country). 2018 – She has acquired an OCN Level 3 on Understanding HIV and Sexual Health for Volunteers provided by Terrence Higgings Trust.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

52 Moathouse Lane East, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton WV11 3DD

alvine@migrantempowermentgroup.co.uk
Tel:
01902 725861
07713156506
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52 Moathouse Lane East, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton WV11 3DD

Migrant Empowerment Group

  • 07713156506
  • alvine@migrantempowermentgroup.co.uk
  • Activities Address:
    Network House
    Equality and Diversity Centre
    School Street
    Wolverhampton
    WV1 4JL

  • Mailing/Billing Address:
    52 Moathouse Lane East
    Wednesfield
    Wolverhampton
    WV11 3DD