WHAT WE DO MISSION: To enable the integration of French-speaking and Lingala Africans in London Borough of Harrow into the British society. SCOPE: The scope is to assist French and Lingala-speaking African immigrants in London Borough of Harrow and Harrow's surrounding areas by: a). empowering them and; b). helping them to break barriers. Barriers: Language barriers, employment barriers, health and social barriers, citizens' participation barriers. OBJECTIVES: The main objetives of the work of AFIS are: A). To assist clients in the following areas: 1. Economic Integration: assist access to work and educational opportunities. 2. Social Integration: assist with overcoming language barriers and facilitating familiarization with the British culture and system. 3. Health & Welfare Integration: assisst with understanding how the heal and housing system work and how to respect the system B). To empower women through training and confidence building programmes (the Breaking Barriesrs Training Programme). C).To help to break down the isolation and to projvide a community of support for women and their families in order jto minimize depression and mental illness. APPROACH: We will achieve our stated objectives in the following ways: . Provision of acvisory services to clients . Signpoting to relevant support and government agencies where we cannot assist. . Inviting experts in housing, social care, health , employment, and immigration services to speak at our seminars and workshops. . Provision of counseling services in partnerships with trained counseling organistions. . Training events and information sharing workshops. . work with local authorities and government agencies to advise on the needs of this group and on how to improve integration of immigrants into the British society. BENEFITS: The benefits from our service include the following: Improved the integration of this group Improved citizen engagement and education. Building a community group that is better able to contribute to the society at large. Building a community that is better educated in the use of health and social welfare system. Building a more employable workforce. Poverty alleviation.
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