The Refugee and Migrant Mentoring Service is a major programme of WHEAT MST. Mentoring has enabled a lot of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants during their transition to realise their potentials, to enhance self-confidence and self-esteem; to improve their skills, and therefore to support themselves, their families and their communities. It has enabled them to create awareness of their rights and responsibilities during the process of integration into the host society.
Setting up Mentoring Schemes
WHEAT MST assists other agencies both in the UK and overseas in setting up their own mentoring schemes in a bid to cascade the best practice of mentoring across the board.
Hay Al Dhobat club is a sports, social and cultural club established in the Sudan in 1943. It trains about 80-100 children and youth between 5 to 18 years old a year. The sports activities include football, swimming, kick boxing, table tennis, volley ball, etc.
In Tigray region of northern Ethopia, WHEAT MST provides consultancy, workshop and training services to explore the needs for one-to-one mentoring to street children and other vulnerable groups particularly girls who quit school due to cultural, social and economic problems.
Student Placement Scheme
Social work students from various universities and colleges are placed at WHEAT MST annually for their practice learning for 30, 50, 60, 80, 85, 90, 100, 115, 120 days depending on their level of placement and the university they come from. WHEAT MST provides a lot of learning opportunities to social work students enabling them to integrate theories and concepts into practice based on their learning needs.
Angela Awuah Bosompem Progress to Higher Education
WHEAT Mentor Support Trust has really contributed positively to my life. I was going through emotional hurt and being traumatized by my childhood experience back home. After coming to WHEAT I received lots of support to overcome all the hurts I have gone through.
I was given a mentor who assists me every week. I have seen changes and improvement after working with WHEAT. Every week my mentor takes me through a section and this has really helped and contributed to my emotional wellbeing. Social work student from Goldsmiths, University of London and Havering college of Higher and Further Education came to WHEAT on a placement scheme also helped me to deal with my emotional problems.
I also get the chance to do job search and interview skills with my mentor. At the moment I have become very busy person attending my courses in the university of East London studying Early Childhood studies. I am also actively searching for a part-time job.
- Monitoring and Evaluation Report
- Five Year Business Plan (April 2012 – March 2017)
- Annual Report 2013 – 2014