Migrant Aspiration Programme (MAP)

Friday, April 01, 2022 - Sunday, July 31, 2022

Migrant Rights Network has received funding from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust to develop a comprehensive training programme called the Migrants Aspiration Programme (MAP).

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This programme will seek to support the development of potential migrant leaders by developing their roles as community leaders, board members, trustees and political leaders within their own communities.

What is MAP?

The Migrant Aspiration Programme (MAP) is a fully-funded online training course created for anyone who has lived experience of migration and the hostile environment. MAP is for people who are looking to lead and make a difference in their community.

They do not need to have experience of leadership or campaigning, but they will have a willingness to commit to the programme and a passion to want to make a difference. They might already be working in an organisation doing this work or they might be a volunteer in the local community. They may also be exploring what leadership looks like for themselves and just need a little guidance to get started.

Our training programme is designed to be shaped to suit the needs of our participants. Once accepted into the programme, we will seek to understand their specific interests early-on, so that we can include relevant information to their context. The sessions will be delivered by Migrants’ Rights Network and will include specialist modules from experts on campaigning, democratic participation and lobbying, storytelling, media training and trustee development.

Participants will be supported and paired with a mentor throughout the programme, as well as a couple of follow-up sessions with their mentor after the programme finishes. We will also help to connect to other people who share the same experience and are working on similar issues.

To apply, please complete the application form.

For more information, please contact Yuka Ko Matsushima on y.matsushima@migrantsrights.org.uk