Education and Personal Development Programmes

At BornFAPEC, we strongly believe in the transformative power of education and personal development. We design and deliver varied bespoke and culturally tailored wellbeing programmes to meet the needs of our participants. All our programmes are created and delivered by lived experience leaders with their own stories to tell. We partner with Passionate Carers Ltd and other community organisations to deliver programmes like:

+ Turning Your Pain into Gain (TYPIG) – Turning Your Pain into Gain (TYPIG)

This is transformative 12 weeks programme. It offers self-awareness, emotional recovery, and prevention of abuse, by walking participants through a step-by-step road map, taking them from where they are to where they want to be. At the end of this course, participants leave with a renewed mind-set, a clear vision and determination to become lived experience leaders and community champions.

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+ Not a Slave (NAS) – Not a Slave (NAS)

This is 3 weeks awareness course which educates participants on everything they need to know about modern slavery – from definition to types of slavery, the impact and how to seek support. Participants on this course are encouraged to take TYPIG as a follow up course towards their personal development and emotional recovery. We do also signpost participants to other community organisations based on their support needs.

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+ My Spiritual Growth – My Spiritual Growth

From consulting with members of our community, especially during this pandemic, we realised that some of them, especially from the BAME communities, wants to re- develop their spiritual purpose, and they desire to do so in a non-judgmental environment where they can be supported. Hence, this self-reflection course is designed for participants who desire to re-ignite their faith and reconnect with God. thereby, filling the vacuum of spiritual emptiness within them. At the end of the course, participants leave with a renewed sense of spiritual fulfilment and spiritual values which drives positive thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.

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+ 1-2-1 support and peer mentoring – 1-2-1 support and peer mentoring

With the increased rate of mental health due to Covid-19 and the lockdown, there is a dire need for 1-2-1 emotional support for BAME communities to prevent mental break down. The added anxiety during and post Covid-19 hinders victims to socialise. Using self-guided and questioning techniques, we encourage individuals to challenge their limiting beliefs, create desire goals and we support them towards achieving their gaols.

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+ Managing the Unexpected – Managing the Unexpected

This 2 sesion course is aimed at enhancing mental resilience. With Covid-19 and the surge in unexpected events, our community is experiencing a high rate of grief and stress. Our BAME community has lost the cultural procedure of grieving, and as a result, many are struggling to find healing. At the end of this course, participants will leave feeling reassured, be able to manage negative emotions, deal with grief and stress, understand the change cycle and find a way forward.

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Career Development and Entrepreneurship Programmes

In line with our objectives, we build and boost the confidence of our participants by inspiring and empowering them to transform their mind-sets, unlock their passion and potentials and support them to find and live their purpose. Our career and entrepreneurship programmes stir in them the burning desire to gain employment and become financially independent.

+ Work Smart –Earn Smart – Work Smart –Earn Smart

This support programme help participants in creating and implementing an educational or career plan in line with their purpose and the sustainability of their chosen area. This course is pivotal for our BAME participants to recognise their uniqueness and their ability to reach their highest potential, irrespective of who they are and where they come from. In this 5-week course, we guide our participants to make informed choices by exploring and sharing statistics on jobs in demand and the needed changes, especially post Covid-19. At the end of the course, participants leave with a clearer education or career vision and the confidence to turn that vision into reality.

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Youth Intervention and Prevention Programme

As an organisation created by BAME lived experienced leaders, one of the crises faced within our BAME communities comes from the impact of childhood and domestic abuse on the youths. Statistics show that children are often the most affected victims of domestic abuse. The absence of timely intervention and appropriate support for these victims lead to long-term behavioural challenges.

Through our 1-2-1 services, we identify and support parents and children as early as possible, and signpost them to other services as needed. We also tap into the richness of our inherited community parenting style, especially for single parents. This initiative helps single parents within a closed community to team up with agreed parenting objectives, share knowledge, skills, and parental responsibilities, with the aim of relieving the burden on each other.

+ Not My Fault – Not My Fault

We understand the damaging power of guilt and self-blaming, especially amongst children who witnessed abuse or are victims of abuse. They often carry the emotional burden and blame themselves which, in turn, affects their thoughts, emotions, behaviours and their achievements in life. It educates participants on their citizenship rights and responsibility within the society. This transformative 3-week course is created with the objective to reassure participants and support them to escape the cycle of strong negative emotions, resulting from domestic abuse or other socio- cultural and economic issues. We accept individuals within the age group of 14 – 21 and at the end of this course, we offer 1-2-1 peer mentoring for up to 12 months.

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Migration and Integration Programme

With the increasing number of Migration, there is a dire need for a culturally tailored, integration programme designed and delivered by African immigrants with lived experience leadership. Migrants are often either forgotten, under-supported with unmet cultural needs, and untapped natural skills. With Covid-19 and the ongoing migration and refugee crisis in the UK, Europe and the world; and the need for compliance to International regulations, we cannot neglect the need for integration, empowerment and policy reforms.

+ My Holistic Integration – My Holistic Integration

This 12-week 1-2-1 community integration programme creates a welcoming environment for newcomers and their children in the UK. It ignites a sense of safety and belongingness in their new home. We identify and link them with settled migrants of their respective nationalities, pairing them with mentors within the organisation with the aim to provide emotional and recovery support and assisting with interpretation. We also unlock participants’ unique skills, encouraging them to take up volunteering which gives them the opportunity to create social network, learn faster, reduce isolation and boredom, create some sense of belongingness, enhance their self-confidence, and prevent mental break-down.

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Sensitisation and Advocacy Programme

BornFAPEC also provides sensitisation and advocacy services on socio-cultural and economic issues like domestic abuse, modern slavery, cultural and social exclusion etc. Through our social media pages and organisation website, we post motivation and educative materials and share links and articles to keep our participants informed and inspired.

The Fun Circle Programme

BornFAPEC runs a variety of fun and therapeutic activities. Each week, our participants look forward to something inspiring and engaging.

+ Dance to the Beat-to-Beat Stress – Dance to the Beat-to-Beat Stress

This is an ongoing weekly afro-beat dance session, which enhances participants’ mental and physical wellness, boost their self-confidence and motivation, enhances their coordination, agility, flexibility, dancing skills and helps them to network with like-minded people.

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