AGM 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM on Tuesday 5th September and gave us the opportunity to share our achievements from 2016-17! Wonderful to end the afternoon with Gujurati dancing from volunteer Mina and some of the Colours of Life dancers.

For more info on the presentation from our Development Worker, Rose, on her Winston Churchill Memorial Trust UK fellowship award, looking at Arts & Integration, please visit her blog: https://rfilippiblog.wordpress.com

MIN’s Director inducted into Saltire Society’s Outstanding Women of Scotland

MIN is delighted to report that our Director, Remzije Sherifi, has been honoured and inducted into the Saltire Society’s “Outstanding Women of Scotland” with 9 other women from the arts, culture, politics, activism and science this year.  From the GWL website: “Created in partnership with Glasgow Women’s Library, the ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ community aims to recognise and celebrate remarkable Scottish women from all walks of life who have made an outstanding contribution to Scottish society.”

To mark the occasion each inductee was presented with a limited edition print from Edinburgh-based print maker Jessica Crisp at a special event at Glasgow Women’s Library on 7th March 2017 . Previous inductees include First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, J.K. Rowling and Annie Lennox.

 

MIN’s Development Worker wins Travelling Fellowship

MIN is delighted to report that our Development Worker, Rose Filippi, has been awarded one of 150 Travelling Fellowships from Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2017.

The fellowships allow professionals working in the UK to carry out a wide range of research and development projects, designed to benefit their communities and professions in the UK. Rose will be travelling to Berlin and Brussels to research different integration projects in these cities. She hopes to be able to share the learning widely on her return so please get in touch if you would like to be part of the network of contacts she is currently developing.

MIN wins Charity and Social Enterprise Award

MIN was delighted to win an award at this year’s Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards for our Men’s Group film ‘A Strong Man’ made with our partners Media Co-op.

‘The Charity and Social Enterprise Award sponsored by the Wheatley Group was split into Local and National campaigns due to the volume of entries. The Local award was awarded to Maryhill Integration Network and the National award went to Cahonas Scotland. Evelyn McDowall, digital lead at Wheatley Group said: “We were delighted to be part of the Scottish Digital Business awards and would like to congratulate all the winners. The quality and scope of the entries was outstanding and everyone involved deserves to be a winner.’  See full article here.

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Community Champions Awards 2016

MIN were very happy to be finalists in this years Evening Times Community Champions Awards. It was a great event with inspiring community organisations and individuals from across the North West of Glasgow.  It made the front page of the newspaper and the online article has some lovely quotes about our team.

“The Network does an amazing job, especially now, when it’s so important that all the different communities of Scotland come together… Glasgow is very good at doing that – it is the most welcoming city in the world.” – volunteer Kahled Emkidh

community-champion-awardsWe have also been nominated recently for the Charity of the Year Icon Award and Charity & Social Enterprise category of Herald Digital Business Awards for the film ‘A Strong Man’ created by the Men’s Group.