Archive for May, 2012

10 May 2012

SBREC Receives Equality & Diversity Award

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Bonymaen Community Partnership held its AGM and Awards Evening on 9th May 2012 at Cefn Hengoed Comprehensive School in Swansea. As part of the event, The Deputy Lord Mayor of the City and County of Swansea Councillor Dennis James presented Community Champions Certificates to acknowledge the hard work and achievements by individuals and organisations for the benefit of the Bonymaen community. Swansea Bay Regional Equality Council was recognised for helping mainstream equality and diversity in Bonymaen. Chief Executive of Swansea Bay REC, Taha Idris, OBE, JP received the Equality & Diversity Award on behalf of the organisation.

There were a number of other dignitaries from School Governors to Community Group Leaders as well as key Community Volunteers present at the Ceremony. There were performances from the school Choir, Drummers, Soloists as well as Bonymaen’s very own ‘Only Women Aloud’ Ladies Choir.

08 May 2012

Newly Elected Councillors

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Swansea Bay REC would like to extend its congratulations to two newly elected members of local authorities in our area. Councillor Saifur Rahman has been elected from Port Talbot Ward of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and Councillor Pearleen Sangha was elected from Uplands Ward of City & County of Swansea.

Saifur Rahman has been on the Executive Committee of SBREC for a number of years, whilst Pearleen Sangha joined the Executive Committee last year.

We wish them well for the next 4 years (and beyond) whilst they endeavour to fulfil their electorates’ dreams about council services as well as representing their electorates in all spheres of life. We have every confidence that these two will do their utmost for their electorates in the years to come.

08 May 2012

Bigger Heart Project – Helping Tanzanian Children

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A recently started project is creating waves of colour wherever it goes. The Bigger Heart Project was recently started by a local businesswoman, Layla Yahya. The main aim of the project is to raise cash in order to buy educational support tools as well as toys, clothes and other similar items for the benefit of young people who are living in desperate situations in Zanzibar. A showcase event was held at the St Thomas Church Hall which attracted many artists who displayed their artefacts and sold them to raise the money for the project. The project expects to tackle many educational and health issues facing young people in Zanzibar. Mrs Yahya is no stranger to Zanzibar and she has herself witnessed the plight of young people there. This was the driving force which gave her the incentive to start the project. She has already taken some of these goods to the country in the past and expects that with the support of people from this area she will be able to enhance the project further.

04 May 2012

Check out our new classes coming soon!

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New Courses added through Engagement Gateway Project

Food Safety – Level 3 Certified Course from 10th May 2012

3 Days Course

Dates Held

  • 10th May
  • 24th May
  • 29th May



Level 2 Award in Safe Moving & Handling

1 Day Course

Date: Friday 11th May
Time: 9.00am till 1pm

Provided by Swansea Bay Regional Equality Council in Association with Engagement Gateway Project

For more information please contact Sahira Begum on 01792 457035
For all other enquiries please contact us




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