BAME CIC in Glasgow, Scotland. Empowering black and minority women.

Inspiring Women to Nurture, Lead and Excel

DAWSUN is an ethnic minority, female-led community interest company dedicated to improving all forms of inequalities in Glasgow, Scotland. Our goal is to reduce inequalities in the community through research, life-long learning and mentoring. Since our inception in 2018, DAWSUN has focused on research-led, impact-oriented initiatives that drive change in the African and other Ethnic Minority communities.

Several issues affect families, women and children in African and Africans living in the diaspora, including intergenerational poverty, financial exclusion and different types of inequalities. Not only do we undertake independent research within the African and other Ethnic Minority communities in Scotland, but we also run a number of programmes that seek to alleviate these particular challenges.

If you would like to find out more about the work we do at DAWSUN, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at info@dawsun.org.

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Our Mission

We believe that women are agents of change, and it is our mission to give women the tools that help them nurture, lead and excel.

Our Vision

To provide a global platform that facilitates discourse on the development and social challenges that affect Africans and people of African descent living and working in Scotland.

Our Philosophy

We refer to our core ideology as W.I.N.N.E.R, which encourages Womanhood, Inclusiveness, Nurturing, Nobility, Excellence, and Resourcefulness. We provide our members with the platform to engage in finding solutions to the developmental and social challenges facing Africa and the people of African pedigree.

 

 

Our Projects

 

DAWSUN Africa Leadership Academy (DALA)

The DALA is our leadership programme that consists of seminars, workshops and discussions with experts in the fields of African affairs and leadership. The aim of the programme is to reduce inequality by giving women within our community the tools to fulfil their potential.

BAME CIC in Glasgow, Scotland. Africa Leadership Academy 1

 

BAME CIC in Glasgow, Scotland. Young Girl's Leadership Project 1

 

 

Young Girl’s Leadership Project (YGLP)

The YGLP aims to improve the participation of African women in business and the community through learning and development. We run workshops that improve and enhance critical softs skills such as presenting effectively, communicating clearly and making decisions.

 

 

International Partnership for Africa’s Development (I-PAD)

There are a number of social and economic challenges facing the African continent. We believe the best way to overcome these challenges is through effective collaboration with institutions in Africa. The I-PAD is an annual event that brings together leading experts in government and academia from all the world. Speakers discuss, present and analyse the biggest problems and most viable solutions currently facing Africa.

BAME CIC in Glasgow, Scotland. International Partnership for Africa's Development 1.

 

BAME CIC in Glasgow, Scotland. This is My Africa Project 1.

 

 

This Is My Africa Project (TMAP)

The goal of TMAP is to promote the cultural heritage of the African diaspora through cultural events in Glasgow, Scotland. Attendees can learn more about the contributions of the African community in Scotland as well as discover food, fashion and folklore from the continent.

 

 

Financial Services Hub  (Sponsored by NSI-COMIC RELIEF Funding)

Financial services have traditionally been a male-dominated sector with relatively few women taking up roles. Despite several initiatives that were designed to redress the imbalance, it seems things have not improved significantly.

At DAWSUN, we believe that progress can be made in this area by empowering underrepresented individuals with the right skillsets to compete within the Financial Services Sector. Knowledge represents the most critical key to success in all aspects of financial services, which is why we advocate Mentoring, Internship, Networking and Training as essential parts of meeting these new talent demands.

 

Voices Within (Researching the Impact of the COVID-19 within the BAME Community)

Coronavirus has had a massive effect across the UK, but the repercussions have been even more pronounced in the BAME community. We are currently in the process of discovering what emotional, physical and financial impact the pandemic is having on people of African descent living and working in Scotland.

 

Tutoring for Success: Bridging the Attainment Gap in Scottish Secondary Education

Tutoring for Success project aims at Bridging the Poverty-Related Attainment Gap within Scotland's Secondary Education. The aim is to support the educational needs of learners from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds through the establishment of small-group tuition and study-support groups. With the average rate for a private tutor session between £30 and £42 per hour in Scotland, it is not an option for the families we support. We are leveraging the power of volunteer tutors to bridge the Poverty-Related attainment gaps in English language, Mathematics, Science, and Commercial Subjects.


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Our Team

DAWSUN is a community Interest Company (CIC) led by women. All of us here at DAWSUN have extensive experience in a number of industries including finance, business, health, academia and banking. We are all passionate about reducing inequalities for women in the African diaspora, and committed to developing programmes that educate, enlighten and benefit those in the community.

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Our Objectives

BAME CIC in Glasgow, Scotland. DAWSUN objectives.

DAWSUN is a community interest Company (CIC) registered in Glasgow, Scotland. We are a social enterprise limited company that channels our profits into helping families, women and children of Africa and the African diaspora. We seek to:

 

 

  • Improve child poverty and financial exclusion within our community.
  • Challenge female genital mutilation practices.
  • Challenge domestic and sexual violence
  • Reduce gender inequalities in employment, wages and leadership roles.
  • Support and mentor young girls and women
  • Promote life-long learning and well-grounded education for Men and Women.
  • Research economic, social and developmental challenges
  • Promote African cultural heritage through events and documentaries. Amongst others.

 

TESTIMONIALS
What our people are saying?

The trainers had excellent ability to simplify complex processes and were very patient in ensuring that all the participants were carried along....

I work as a Personal Tax Adviser. The Data Analytics Training delivered by DAWSUN and sponsored by the ROSA Foundation was very insightful. The trainers had excellent ability to simplify complex processes and were very patient in ensuring that all the participants were carried along. Being part of the Data Analytics training has improved my confidence when working on numeracy. Adebimpe Ademosu   |     |  


Our trainers on the Financial Literacy training were very knowledgeable in the subject area....

I am a student at Strathclyde University. Our trainers on the Financial Literacy training were very knowledgeable in the subject area. The use of practical, relatable illustrations to explain theoretical concepts made the training very exciting and engaging. Thank you to ROSA Foundation for making this possible. Michelle Amoah   |     |  


The trainers were very patient and highly approachable....

The data analytics training was primarily practical. I learnt how to create a Business Intelligence Dash Board using PIVOT Tables and Charts. The trainers were very patient and highly approachable. I want to use this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to the funders of this project, the ROSA Foundation. Mohammed L   |     |  


The trainers have in-depth knowledge of the subject....

The Data Analytics training exposed me to the foundations of exploratory and predictive data analysis. In addition, it is relevant to what I studied in my first degree and second degree. I got a laptop from DAWSUN during this training to support my learning, which was extremely helpful when I was writing my Master's Degree dissertation. The trainers were very patient in teaching and listening to the trainees. The trainers have in-depth knowledge of the subject. They exhibited good communication skills as well. Yetunde Onifade   |     |  


The Financial Literacy sessions were very engaging and comprehensive....

The Financial Literacy sessions were very engaging and comprehensive. I will use skills acquired in these sessions in my personal life to make informed financial decisions. I will also help my community by educating people on the benefits of financial wellbeing and in my workplace to teach clients the need to be financially independent and rely less on government benefits. The trainers were knowledgeable, friendly and passionate. Oluwatoyin Kolade   |     |  


 

Our Partners

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Foundation Scotland.

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Community Fund.

 

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Impact Funding Partners.

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Soil Association.

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - ROSA.

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Aviva Community Fund.

 

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Next Step Initiative.

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Comic Relief.

 Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - New Gorbals Housing Association.

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - St Nicholas Care Fund.

 

Diaspora African's Women Support Network partner - Corra Foundation.

 

 

 

 

Get in Touch with Us

If you would like to learn more about the programmes & events we run and the work we do at DAWSUN(Diaspora African Women's Support Network CIC) please contact us.

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