Who we are?

STN is founded & led-by professional/qualified/experienced teachers, advisors, counsellors, and business mentors; predominately women with BAMER heritages.

 

STN was founded in 2011, we are a woman-led charity dedicated to defending women’s rights and implementing feminist principles to all our work to make positive social changes by increasing participation, encouraging resilience, and building trust.

Our ethos is to pursue equal rights and social justice and support hard-to-reach disadvantaged Black, Asian, Other Minority Ethnic and Refugees (BAMER) with complex needs predominantly adult and young women from Turkish, Somali, Bangladesh, Asian, Arab, and North African communities to take first steps to overcome barriers, develop a sense of belongings, and fulfill their potential.

We offer free various community services and educational training programs such as computer training, functional English as a second language (ESOL), Functional Skills, employability skills, Advice and Guidance (IAG), advocacy, work placement/volunteering opportunities.

STN is also a recognised education and training center by different awarding bodies such as City and Guilds, TQUK, Highfield, Gatehouse Awards, and others. We are committed to providing various bespoke and tailored training programs, career guidance, advocacy, and pastoral support services opportunities to promote positive social change, enriching lives and local communities.

Our mission

We aim to give our beneficiaries mainly BAMER women an opportunity to thrive and empower them to transform their lives and overcome barriers and poverty through quality education programs and specialist advice and other support services to enable them to make an informed decision.

Our Vision

To be a leading frontline charity that delivers quality programs and services to fit local needs across London, whilst always maintaining professionalism and integrity.

STN aims to transform people’s lives and make things better.

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Our values
*Staff at Skills &Training Network are fully committed to providing services in a safe, healthy, and friendly environment for all clients and employees. STN is a dedicated ‘people’ company. Everything we do is driven by relationships and our desire to help change lives for the better.

*We believe that we have a responsibility to invest in the communities we serve. We are committed to providing various bespoke and tailored training programs, career guidance, advocacy, and pastoral advice support services opportunities to promote positive social change, enriching lives and local communities.

 

 

Our Community

STN strongly believes in community wellbeing. We have ongoing relationships with local employers, charity organisations, and care agencies; while interacting with other service providers and community groups.

We use these contacts to foster links between the communities we work with, believing this encourages cross-cultural unity.

Why us?

 

* Established for Over 10 Years.

* Our beneficiaries are the center of our services.

*Multicultural and BAMER focused Charity Organisation.

*Good awareness of the local community issues.

*We offer free various bespoke support services activities to the local community.

*We offer personalised and tailored learning and support services to suit every individual needs.

* We respect all our the participants needs, culture, identity, and objectives

 

Our Beneficiaries

The majority of our beneficiaries are women, and their families are from BAMER backgrounds (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, and Refugee). STN was set up to serve the community and we take the responsibility to help disadvantaged people in the local communities. STN is well regarded for its honest, open, and friendly working environment. We accept all comers regardless of their circumstances and abilities. Many of our participants become true friends and return to us as peer mentors, volunteers, counselors, ambassadors, thereby reinforcing our positive work and presence and making a positive social change in the community.

We offer support to:

*BAMER ethnic minorities groups

*A victim of domestic abuse

*Carers

*Low skilled workers

* Women, children, and families

* Homeless

*Economically inactive groups

* Single parents

*People with special needs

*New migrant

*Long term unemployed

*Young people NEET

*Job seekers

*Ex-offenders

*Basically, anyone needs support or wants to advance their skills

*Asylum seekers and Refugees

*Disaffected and disadvantaged people who face any barriers that hinder them to progress in their life

*People with disabilities or mental health issues or elder

*Those who are socially excluded because of cultural factors (e.g. religion, language barrier, or health problems who might need encouragement to re-engage with their communities

Testimonials

" I studied IT and English courses and the courses were explained clearly, the teaching method was great and I really enjoyed the courses, and met great people, thanks for the support."

R.A (IT/ English courses student)

‘I learned lots of useful skills such as writing, and grammar, and computer skills from the courses. I have a professional CV because STN helped me to write it.

KH.M ( English/Employability Course)

“I attended the Food and Hygiene and other courses such as First Aid, and I gained good qualifications and it helped me towards my career. Very glad of the qualification and the center.”.

 E.W (Food & Hygiene and First Aid)

“The courses and services provided are great. I enjoyed socialising with other people from different backgrounds. I have gained new skills for future work. The learning is fun and inspiring and the staff knowledgeable.”

S.P ( English/Computer Course)

“ I am so grateful for accepting me on this course, my tutor was such a friendly, caring and supportive individual, I am forever grateful to STN.”

L.D (Childminding Course)

“I have had lots of individual support, very excellent teaching and made the courses easily to understand, I passed my both tests B1 and Life In the UK with STN in the first attempt.”

B.A ( B1 and Life in The UK Training Courses)

“Definitely the B1 and First Aid courses met my expectation tremendously, the whole programmes and courses are excellent, tutors are very helpful and supportive and I strongly recommend skills & Training Network”

A.M(B1 and First Aid) 

“Definitely the B1 and First Aid courses met my expectation tremendously, the whole programmes and courses are excellent, tutors are very helpful and supportive and I strongly recommend skills & Training Network”

A.M(B1 and First Aid) 

“This course encouraged me to return again to education, after I joined the course, I spent most of my time reading a lot and my confidence now is better than before. The level of the course is suitable to me, now I’m able to speak English easily and confidently, the tutor is very helpful, professional and very friendly.”

YNH (ESOL Course) 

“This course encouraged me to return again to education, after I joined the course, I spent most of my time reading a lot and my confidence now is better than before. The level of the course is suitable to me, now I’m able to speak English easily and confidently, the tutor is very helpful, professional and very friendly.”

YNH (ESOL Course) 

“I liked the structure and pace of the courses, I am now confident in using the computer, I’m not scared like before. The tutor is very kind and helpful with a lot of experience.”

(Computer course student) SH. B

“ I had a phobia of computers, the tutor helped put my mind at ease. The training was very easy to understand, I now enjoy using computers and I have become a peer mentor and support to others to develop their ICT skills. Thanks so much, STN”.”

M.H    ( Computer Course)   

“I started with little ideas about Childminding and I have now gained so much knowledge on how to support children in their learning and safety. The course has empowered me on how I can become a Childminder and have my own business. Thanks to my teacher, for always being so caring and for teaching me. This is really remarkable! Many thanks to STN tutors”

K.Th ( Common Core Skills Course”

"I like the active interaction, and support given. I enjoyed the way the teacher explained the lessons, they broke it down for me to understated . The teacher gave enough time to listen to my problems and supported me when I had problems, thanks and god bless you.”

C.M (teaching assistant level 3 and Care Certificates Level 2 Courses)

“I studied SENCO and other professional development courses with STN and I achieved the qualifications that required by my workplace, I gained confidence in dealing with SEN students in the school, I absolutely happy and I recommend the courses with STN”

L.M ( SENCO and CPD Courses)

Our staff

Our qualified staff/volunteers

The teachers, advisors, advocates, and other staff employed at STN are highly qualified with an array of teaching, advice, advocacy, and experience to cater to the different individual’s needs by tailoring the services, training in relation to their needs, and aspirations.

Our staff and members speak different languages such as Arabic, Urdu, Banali, Turkish, Somali, Kurdish, French, Spanish, and different African Languages.

Around 20 volunteers (occasional and regular) are involved in supporting the organisation’s activities. Staff and volunteers take responsibility for day-to-day activities.

Meet Our Team

Sue Halawa

Sue Halawa

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Tasneem Prevaiz

Tasneem Prevaiz

Co-founder and Trustee

Shakirat Opeyemi Akinleye

Shakirat Opeyemi Akinleye

Trustee/ Lecturer

Dr MOHAMED ELHAYTHEM ABDELATEY

Dr MOHAMED ELHAYTHEM ABDELATEY

Director/Trustee

Dr Mohamed Fatouh

Dr Mohamed Fatouh

Director/ Trustee

Jessica Hudson

Jessica Hudson

Office Manager

Maha Galal Eldin

Maha Galal Eldin

Trustee/ Ex-service user

Alieh Khazali

Alieh Khazali

Trustee

Dilek Cimen

Dilek Cimen

Lecturer/ ESOL Teacher

Zahra Habri

Zahra Habri

Public Relation Manager/career advisor

Tanika Mcclain

Tanika Mcclain

Administrator

Shahnaz Kinoo

Shahnaz Kinoo

Lecturer/ ESOL Teacher

Arron Thompson

Arron Thompson

Admin Assistant

Muna Kulane

Muna Kulane

Learner Support worker

Registration

How To Register

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