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July 2021 - Volume 51


COVID-19 Update
Rules and Regulations of COVID-19

MESS Project
MESS Project information

Zoom Café
Zoom Café information 

WSREC Annual Report 2021
Link to the WSREC Annual Report 2021

Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders programme
Information and how to apply to programme

SQA PDA ITESOL (Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Information and how to apply for course

COVID-19 Vaccine Self Registration Portal
Link to portal for self registration to have COVID-19 Vaccine 

United Nation bill against Racism and Discrimination Voting Summary
Voting summary information on United Nation bill against Racism and Discrimination

New Bangladeshi Diaspora Leaders Programme
Information and link to website on new Bangladeshi Diaspora Leaders Programme

Current Events
WSREC current events are online via Zoom

Current Opportunities 

No opportunities 


New Buddies Network Officer

Project Manager 

COVID-19 Update

You should:

  • wear a face covering
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay 2m away from other people
  • self-isolate and get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • download the Protect Scotland app
MESS Project

Unfortunately the MESS (digital and I.T training project) has come to an end. We are in the process of looking for further funding, to extend the project, so hopefully the project will be back up and running once again.

We would like to thank you for using our MESS services and a big thanks goes to our volunteers and staff running this wonderful and essential project.
Zoom Café

Last week we had our very last WSREC Zoom cafe. Our café was set up to support M.E individuals who have been shielding, through the Covid-19 Pandemic. Within the Zoom café staff members gave regular updates on the pandemic, we had varies discussions, various entertainment and had various workshops. The purpose of the cafe was to keep M.E individuals informed of the pandemic and to help reduce loneliness.  The areas we covered were reducing food waste, how to register for postal voting, scam prevention, looking at hate crime, looking at civil participation and women’s day.  When it came to entertainment we had remote food demos from our lovely Janet, remote chair exercises from our amazing Mohit, to even our talented vice chair singing Burn’s poem and to the sweet Fiona (Gaelic Development Manager from Glasgow University).

We would like to thank staff, volunteers and guest speakers for creating some incredible workshops. 
WSREC Annual Report 2021

Below is the link to the WSREC Annual Report 2021 with the 50th Anniversary cover. Please have a read

Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders programme

The key features of the Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders programme:

Up to 50 young people between the ages of 18 and 29 will benefit from a nine-month professional and personal development programme backed by mentoring, and placements across the public and third sector.

Programme participants will receive:

• A National Living Wage equivalent grant (currently £8.91 per hour).

• A nine month part-time internship with a public/voluntary sector organisation, an NGO or a politician.

• An allocated mentor.

• Access to networking and employability opportunities.

• Membership of the John Smith Centre’s Alumni Network.

Part-time Internship

• Length of part time internship: 9 months (October 2021 to June 2022)

• Internship hours per week: 15 hours (flexibility of hours will be available)

• Internship place of work: Remote and/or office based (in line with local COVID-19 Scottish Government guidelines)

SQA PDA ITESOL (Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

See above flyer for more information and how to apply for the course

COVID-19 Vaccine Self Registration Portal

The Scottish Government remains fully committed to ensuring that everyone has access to a COVID-19 vaccine. To date we have vaccinated at pace and provided vaccination appointments in line with clinical advice. In order to ensure as many people are vaccinated as quickly as possible we are now offering everyone over the age of 18 the option of self-registration

From 8am on Monday 28 June 2021 the online Self Registration Portal , which was used successfully to encourage unpaid carers and 18-29 year olds to come forward, will be available to every adult in Scotland.

The self-registration system is open to all adults and will enable anyone, for example, new to Scotland or did not have an up-to-date registered home address to come forward

 For those who have previously received an appointment and could not, or decided not to, attend, the portal provides the opportunity to now take up the offer of a vaccine and ensure protection against COVID-19

 Those who sign up will receive a text or email with details of their appointment which they can change if the time or location is unsuitable.

 If you don’t have online access, don’t worry – the national helpline is still available. They will complete the registration process and arrange for information to be sent to you via SMS.

The COVID-19 vaccine reduces your chances of developing serious or life-threatening symptoms. NHS Scotland strongly advises that you take the vaccine when it is offered to you.

United Nation bill against Racism and Discrimination Voting Summary

The United Nations introduced a bill that called for global action against racism and discrimination 

Voting Summary:
Yes: 106.
No: 14. 
Abstentions: 44.  
Non-Voting: 29.
All voting members:193
More than 100 countries voted “Yes.”
*Guess who voted against it*~ *USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Israel, France, Germany, Netherlands.
Major Europeans are NO.
Rest of the Europe ABSTAINED.

These are the countries constantly calling out other countries on human rights & freedom.***
This is the real world we live in. 

Don't just get Impressed.
New Bangladeshi Diaspora Leaders Programme

New Bangladeshi Diaspora Leaders Programme, is being run by Common Purpose in partnership with the British Council Bangladesh.
The programme will support diaspora leaders of Bangladeshi heritage to increase their impact in Bangladesh and the UK – and build bridges between the two. Participants will also be supported to provide mentorship and expertise to young leaders working on social action projects in Bangladesh.
The first part of the programme runs 5-7 October 2021 in London. There is no cost to take part. More information can be found on the webpage:
If you would like to discuss the programme in more detail, then please email Joanna Hancox at Common Purpose at who would be happy to arrange a call

Current Events

Due to COVID-19 all our events will be virtual, we will be using video conferencing software such as Zoom

No Current Job opportunities


Please "click" ion the links below for further information.

New Buddies Network Officer with Engage Renfrewshire – Goodmoves

Project Manager (System Change) with Glasgow Council For The Voluntary Sector – Goodmoves

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