Project information

La Renaissance talents

- provide debt advice in order to reschedule and refinance borrowings and train such persons to manage their finances effectively.
- fostering personal development and awareness of rights and entitlements

March 2011 - September 2011

Charity information: Renaissance family trust

Renaissance family trust
  • Need


    Debt and borrowing culture is a major problem to Africans mainly French speakers; youth offending and re-offending is a consequence of poverty caused by bad finance management; lack of personal development and awareness of rights and entitlementswhich lead to high unemployement in the targeted group.


    Providing debt advice in order to reschedule and refinance their borrowings and to train such persons to manage their finances more effectively.
    Improve their lives by fostering personal development and awareness of rights and entitlements.
    Introduce advice, counselling and employment search sessions for young offenders whose parents came from French speaking countries to support them before and after they are released from young institutions in order to break the cycle of re-offending.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Debt advice in order to reschedule and refinance borrowings


    » providing information, advocacy and advice. welfare rights, immigration, housing, education, debt and a variety of training programmes.
    » translation services,CV preparation, interview skills, search for jobs using our up to date system in place
    » training programme, work with children and adults supporting their learning needs and access to employment market.

    Success will be to reschedule and refinance their borrowings and to train such persons to manage their finances more effectively. Less people will be out of the burden of debts

    Aim 2

    improve the lives by fostering personal development and awareness of rights and entitlements.


    » We achieve this by providing information, advice and educational opportunities to those whose needs are not normally met elsewhere

    Success will be the improvements of lives of young ex-offenders and the rate of crime

  • Impact


    Improved understanding of rights and responsibilities , Measurable improvement in accessing to paid employment by young offenders, Improved behaviours of young offenders, self-esteem and confidence
    - Improved links and partnership work with mainstream service providers and active participation in shaping the development of local services in the borough to ensure accessibility of the services for French speaking Africans.
    Evaluation forms will be issued to participants to provide feedback


    The young offenders believe that they are worthless and become addicted to crime to express their hunger against the society. In addition, their parents cannot control them because of language barrier and the level of communications is limited as they do not understand the culture in which their children have embarked on in the UK.
    Communication can be the only risk but our experts committee members are drown from professional institutions.


    Send progress report of projects; Periodic assessments will be carried out using a variety of means; results will be collated and reviewed by the co-ordinator and presented to the management committee to enable them to review the overall progress of the project and sent a final report to donors

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,587

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,728 volunteer costs Volunteer Expenses
      £2,859 Operational Rent, Telephone and IT,publicity,reports
  • Background


    Advice, counselling and employment research will be in East London at 277 High road, IG8 where the young offenders will receive help. We will also visit some young offenders in prisons to start a programme in which they will gain confidence and self-esteem when they rejoin the community. The targeted geographical area is the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, and Newham which is a home to 4.4% of Black Africans and is recognised for the high levels of poverty.


    The young people born in the United Kingdom, but of African immigrant parents. For various reasons, many of them have dropped from school with no qualification and job prospect. They constantly join the local gangs as a sign of desperation and this leads them to commit crimes. Immigrants from french speaking Africa in east london have the lowest average income level in the capital. Adult basic skills are very low and levels of higher education qualifications are the lowest in London.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have experience in developing and managing projects. The trustees of the organisation are French speaking African refugees who arrived to the UK in the last 15 years and have a very good understanding of the issues facing our communities
    Talents has a financial controls policy in place. The policy sets out the roles and responsibilities of the treasurer, trustees, and staff and defines the procedures in relation to day-to-day controls, payments, purchases, petty cash etc.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Hubert Kibambe

    Coordinator.Contribute to the development, preparation and implantation of good strategies and action plans; . - reports writing and publicity

    Therese Mujani

    Volunteer, social welfare officer

    Elizabeth Fouche

    Welfare officer/volunteer: assessment of needs and case worker