Volunteer’s In Action
British Afghan Women’s Society values their volunteer’s. Volunteers are an integral part of our organisation and their work makes a major difference to us. On regular basis BAWS will be choosing volunteers to recognize how much we appreciate their work at BAWS.
Gesal Halim came to BAWS as a young intern from Germany; she was keen to learn about Afghan diaspora community in Britain. Her willingness to learn and educational background in sociology soon made her an active member of the organisation, who would take part in every aspect of daily work from administration, to planning and application of projects.
Her passion as a young Afghan girl to do something not only helped her to successfully achieve the goals of her internship but also contributed a great deal towards helping the young Afghan community in London.
We at BAWS were glad to have her as a valuable member of team and a good friend. We would wish her all the best in her professional life ahead.
My experience at the British Afghan Women´s Society in London was a great way to get work experience! I really enjoyed it there and had fun for three months. I could learn how a charitable organization works and support the new project “warm home”, which was for young girls. I have learn’t how to coach a team, raise awareness of important issues and provide counseling and support. And best of all, i took action to promote what i think is important and probably helped someone else along the way. It’s nice to improve others’ lives, enhance a cause, and remedy society’s ills. You play a role in boosting social awareness through drawing attention to social issues and helping to mend the problems. Volunteering is hard to practice but rewarding and inspiring. Working for BAWS, a non-profit community organization gave me the best experience in social interaction and interpersonal skills that I would have not learn’t of. Now I live my life head high with self confidence to handle any project’s challenging work. (By Gesal Halim)
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BAWS values are very much centred on community cohesion and encouraging our Afghan community to integrate with the rest of the school and local community, without compromising the cultural identity and aspects attached to being an Afghan youth living and making UK their home.Lammas School & Sports College
“I learnt how to talk to other people who I don’t know and this has made me more confident and I made new friends”
“Watching the Afghan heritage, it reminded me of a different Afghanistan, of a passive Afghanistan, of a society where people breathed and nourished, and where societies mingled with the country around “
“This is such a wonderful project you are embarking on – I am excited and privileged to be involved with it”Volunteer for DAWN project
We used Afghan Senses to cater for our project celebration event. Everything arrived on time, and proved very popular with everyone attending it was delicious and generous! I would definately use them again for other events.