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New job skills training academy opening

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OPENING SOON: The advert for Empowering Communities’ new project in Pakistan which aims to help people get back into work

OPENING SOON: The advert for Empowering Communities’ new project in Pakistan which aims to help people get back into work

Help people in Pakistan find employment with Empowering Communities

Since 2014, Empowering Communities has been working around the clock to transform impoverished communities from their destitute states into a self-sustaining, progressive stage of their lives.

In order for poverty stricken people to begin to make positive and lasting changes, we have to address the underlying issues which cause such terrible issues in this day and age.

People in the same society face disparities beyond imagination and there is a monumental amount of work that needs doing.

An incredible amount of effort is required to achieve the ultimate goal of helping the most needy.

Empowering Communities is only weeks away from opening its first job skills training academy which marks a major leap forward in tackling the issue of unemployment and poverty.

Teachers specialise in various fields; from literacy and numeracy, to skilled labour - like carpentry and bricklaying.

Even driving instructors will give their time to help the least fortunate in this difficult climate.

Construction work is now underway in Pakistan to provide six different classes every day, as well as providing additional support to not only get the unemployed into work, but to support them whilst they begin their journey from unemployment into the jobs market. Empowering Communities want to ensure that long-term and sustainable employment is delivered.

Empowering Communities has waiting lists for its shelters, medical aid and employment support but without your support, none of this is possible.

Your donations are needed more than ever to achieve this.

Water pumps and wells will be funded by Empowering Communities through your donations and you can help today by either volunteering or making a donation.

You can call the office on 01274 502750, visit us online at www.empoweringcommunities.org or email at info@empoweringcommunities.org to offer your help or setup a direct debit today. Alternatively, you can text EMPOWER to 70660 from your phone and give £3 today towards Empowering Communities.

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Money stolen from under shops’ noses using fake ‘preacher’ personas

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CHARITY: Empowering Communities currently has projects ongoing in disadvantaged regions around the world

CHARITY: Empowering Communities currently has projects ongoing in disadvantaged regions around the world

AWARENESS: Usman Sheikh holds aloft two collection boxes which had been targeted by would-be thieves in Lancashire

AWARENESS: Usman Sheikh holds aloft two collection boxes which had been targeted by would-be thieves in Lancashire

Charity box crooks target Empowering Communities

An international charity, which provides humanitarian aid to people in some of the world’s most deprived areas, is appealing to the public to be vigilant, after a number of collection boxes were stolen.

Empowering Communities, which fundraises across the UK, have seen a string of thefts over the past 12 months, with a specific focus on the Lancashire and Greater Manchester regions.

On many occasions, one individual has been to blame, yet with thefts now stretching to the Midlands and South Yorkshire, the cases are becoming more varied.

Mohammed Azeem, spokesperson for the charity, explained how people had taken on ‘fake personas’ to cunningly take collection boxes from stores.

“Our boxes are very important for the charity as they bring in vital funds to help with projects overseas,” he said.

“In a couple of areas, these thefts have been happening but it is most prevalent in the Manchester region.

DONATION: Empowering Communities has a presence across the UK, with fundraising and collection boxes helping to provide international aid and support

DONATION: Empowering Communities has a presence across the UK, with fundraising and collection boxes helping to provide international aid and support

“There is one man in particular that we have confronted over this, and we have actually been able to gather evidence which has been handed over to the police.

“He is in his mid-50s and plays the ‘preacher card’. He is going into shops and telling people he is collecting money for a new mosque and pressuring them to hand over all the charity box money.

“If that approach doesn’t work, he says he is part of Empowering Communities. This is an approach we have seen elsewhere too.”

The charity, which has their central offices based in Bradford,  has renewed their appeal for vigilance.  Reports of thefts in Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham and Sheffield show there is a spike in the increase of these crimes.

It is believed one person is again at the heart of the fraudulent collections.

Mohammed praised the Bradford community for their support of the charity since its founding three years ago.

“Our county here has done us really proud,” he said. “The odd box has gone missing here or there, but often it is due to clerical errors. Overall the Yorkshire community has been really good.

“I would just like to once again ask people who are kind enough to have our collection boxes in their stores or premises to please just be vigilant when it comes to keeping the funds safe.

“Every penny goes to a great cause and we appreciate the public’s generosity.”

Empowering Communities aim to help orphans, the elderly and victims of disaster, both natural and man-made, on an international scale.

Based in West Yorkshire, the charity has a presence across the UK from Scotland to Bournemouth and Kent to Cardiff.

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‘Constructing’ a future for refugees: Empowering Communities call on fundraisers to join Snowdon challenge

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CLIMB: Fundraisers for Empowering Communities will scale Wales’ highest peak next month and you are invited to join them

CLIMB: Fundraisers for Empowering Communities will scale Wales’ highest peak next month and you are invited to join them

This week saw World Peace Day on 21st September. With wars raging around the world, the current refugee crisis means we now have the largest number of refugees since WW2, approaching a staggering 60 million globally, and most of them are children.

Everybody wants to help those who have fled their war-torn homes in search of a safer place to raise their families and build their future.

A refugee may have been a doctor, engineer or teacher in his home country before war drove them out and into the camps you see all through the media today.

They had no choice but to leave everything behind and escape with little more than their own lives. This means that they just need a chance to rebuild their own lives and once again give their children the brighter future they had dreamed of.

Rising from the ashes of these difficult times has been one beacon of hope which has transformed the lives of many families in the third world.

Bringing hope, building a future and supporting them every step of the way, Empowering Communities has a unique approach to tackling these difficult situations for refugees, homeless and impoverished people throughout.

With construction underway on yet another refugee shelter, their third housing project which was jump started by the staggering £9,100 raised on 5th September through sponsorships for the Mt Snowdon climb, Empowering Communities are focused more than ever to helping ease the refugees’ struggle.

Empowering Communities is aiming to raise money for the completion and operation of this shelter so that not only can a roof be built over the heads of those who had their homes bombed and neighbourhoods destroyed, but to work on their amazing core mission.

Helping with accommodation is only the beginning, they also aim to provide employment assistance so people can find jobs in a field they are familiar with or get trained to work in a new field.

They will also be providing free medical care to the families so that things like hospital and medical bills are not another obstacle to empowerment.

All of these elements combined will lead to these refugees being able to regain their status in life and stop depending on the help of others in order to survive - eventually settling permanently in their newfound home or one day returning to their native country and picking up the pieces to rebuild again.

Empowering Communities are always looking for help towards this cause and you too can join in now and help with the Snowdon Challenge.

Just raise a sponsorship of £100 and tag along on the 10th October 2015 to climb Wales’ highest peak.

“A small taste of what the refugees have been through should perhaps open our hearts in solidarity with our fellow humans who want a life just like yours and mine, but have instead been forced to face the elements and travel thousands of miles to find safety.”

You can call the office on 01274 502 750 or email at info@empoweringcommunities.org to sign up.

Take part in the Empowering Communities Snowdon challenge and make a difference for a refugee family today.

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