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Volunteer Reconnect Training

Volunteer Reconnect Training

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Wednesday June 29 2022

After a long pandemic and lockdown, we are now free to get back to a new normal and start to meet up again in person for socialising, events and training. It is due to this that MEND is pushing out their Reconnect summer campaign and are working hard to get back out into the community with a range of new training, including:

  • Islamophobia Causes and Cures* – workshop-based session look at Islamophobia in the UK
  • Bystander training – This interactive session looks at what we as bystanders can do to support survivors of Islamophobia and resolutions
  • APPG definition training – a training session that looks at the definition of Islamophobia
  • Why Islamophobia is not your fault – this session looks at some of the root causes of Islamophobia and why it is so important that Muslims stop blaming themself for Islamophobia.

To prepare for the Reconnect, MEND Scotland offered a whistle-stop tour of all new sessions to their Scotland-based volunteers. The session took each new training course one at a time. It took volunteers through how to deliver each session, the main areas to focus on and how to support participants to really engage in each session. The training was finished with Q&A, which gave all an opportunity to iron out any little wrinkles and quibbles. Overall volunteers thought the new sessions were much needed.

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