Posts Tagged: integration

The Louise Casey review: JAN Trust’s Response

A report reviewing integration of ethnic minority communities in the U.K., authored by Dame Louise Casey, was published this week. The report concluded that local communities were becoming divided and minority communities were increasingly segregated from wider social life. This report identified the vital need for greater ESOL provision for minority communities, a recommendation which …

Meet Sarla!

“Before I had no confidence to write English but now I write WhatsApp [messages] and I’m trying to use the computer as well.” This month JAN Trust would like to introduce you to Sarla. Read her profile below: Name: Sarla Country of origin: India Ethnicity: Indian Sarla arrived in the UK in 1975 with her father-in-law from Gujrat, …

Strength in unity

Helen Keller once said, ‘alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.’  Indeed, to make the greatest possible difference in society, organisations must ensure that they are collaborating, not just through formal agreements, but in everyday life and practice.  It makes perfect sense, as in all aspects of a market economy, …

Congratulations to our founder Rafaat Mughal on her OBE!

Congratulations to our founder Rafaat Mughal on her OBE!

Rafaat has spent her entire life dedicated to the cause of empowering and educating women from BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) and disadvantaged backgrounds. In 1989, after an already distinguished and varied career as a teacher, presenter, researcher and politician, Rafaat founded JAN Trust to provide education and support to grassroots disadvantaged women. …

Me & My Hijaab Coffee Mornings

On the last Sunday morning of every month in a cosy setting in Lewisham, South London; you will find a group of women happily chatting away about anything and everything from interesting news segments to TOWIE while enjoying their morning coffees, teas and full English breakfasts.  These group of women, from various different backgrounds and …

The effects of child poverty and social exclusion in the UK

It is well known that young people growing up in poorer families leave school with substantially lower levels of educational attainment. Such ‘achievement gaps’ are a major contributing factor towards patterns of social mobility. Compared to children from privileged backgrounds, disadvantaged young people are more likely to end up with fewer qualifications, higher unemployment and …