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Our workshops ''Confidence Building and assertiveness'' just finished after 12 weeks. We run workshops for Polish Community in Bradford. We really enjoyed it!
Confidence is not something that can be learned like a set of rules; confidence is a state of mind. Positive thinking, practice, training, knowledge and talking to other people are all useful ways to help improve or boost your confidence levels.
Confidence comes from feelings of well-being, acceptance of your body and mind (self-esteem) and belief in your own ability, skills and experience.
Low-confidence can be a result of many factors including: fear of the unknown, criticism, being unhappy with personal appearance (self-esteem), feeling unprepared, poor time-management, lack of knowledge and previous failures.
Confidence is not a static measure, our confidence to perform roles and tasks can increase and decrease; some days we may feel more confident than others.
This page provides practical advice about things that you can do to build your confidence.
Confidence and self-esteem are not the same thing, although they are often linked. Confidence is the term we use to describe how we feel about our ability to perform roles, functions and tasks. Self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves, the way we look, the way we think - whether or not we feel worthy or valued. People with low self-esteem often also suffer from generally low confidence, but people with good self-esteem can also have low confidence. It is also perfectly possible for people with low self-esteem to be very confident in some areas.
UK-Butterflies is a Non-Profit organisation that works with Eastern European families (including Roma Community) to better their lives. The activities focus on integrating Eastern European communities to living in the UK, there are a range of community cohesion events, promotion of healthy living and well-being through short courses, workshops. Also the organisation does a lot of work in developing integration between communities, going for trips, learning English, developing English culture, improving health of adults and children, providing programmes for women, mother with children under 5, single mothers, people on benefits, programmes for families, pregnant women, people with stress, depression and anxiety, socially excluded. We also work with people who are obese and overweight.
UK-Butterflies LTD is a safe haven for families to come and access services whilst feeling comfortable, secure and provides a range of services including: food education, adult learning, employment skills, young people activities, women activities, well-being sessions, creative time and family services, parent and toddler group, Family Links workshops, cook and eat sessions.
We work in partnership with key organisations across the City creating a network of partners to shape our work, enable opportunities. We embrace integration throughout from joining our Steering Group, volunteering. Our workshops remove barriers, help people in well-being aspects and also improve their health (for example children and adults with obesity problems). Our work have a direct positive impact on participant's health as social barriers contribute to the development of anxiety and stress. By improving mental health, the level of isolation experienced will be reduced as individuals become more active in the community.
We create an effective balance between Eastern European cultures, traditions and heritage whilst embracing living in the UK.
During last few years we have developed a range of partners to assist with
our ambitions including;
Homes for Living Charity (offer housing support services)
Bradford Women's Aid
Chesire Without Abuse - Polish Helpline for women who experienced domestic violence
Whitehall Business Centre
Be Clever Smart Blended Learning (training company)
Grange Technology College
Polish Consulate in Manchester
UK SPOT Training and Coaching
Tyersal Children Centre
Stay in Put Bradford
Jagiellonian Univesrity in London
Bradford Women's Aid
Experts from Southern Ireland, Slovakia, Italy and Poland where we run international projects together
Our tutors have worked in wide projects and change lives of others by empowering people for many years. All our workers are passionate about their work and well educated.
Our training materials are prepared by qualified individuals, updated as needed, and facilitated by appropriately qualified and experienced individuals employing appropriate training techniques and methods. We believe that training programs must be clear and understandable to the participant. Training developers should ensure that readability and language choices match the intended audience. If a service user does not speak or comprehend English, instruction must be provided in a language the service user can understand. Training programs should present information, ideas, and skills that participants see as directly useful in their lives. Successful transfer of learning occurs when the participant can see how information presented in the workshops can be applied in their lives.
International Women's Day
Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day and run exciting events across the World.
Happy Women's Day to all ladies!
6th December 2015
– the World in One City – becoming home to cultures from around
the globe during its past, its present and undoubtedly, its future. UK
Butterfly Child In Need is a not-for profit organisation, which aims
to develop positive relations within a Polish Community living in
Bradford, believing that it is important to reserve traditions and
share cultures. We Polish people celebrate the Santa Claus Day 6th of
December with gifts and tradition. 6th
December 2014 , 20 Polish Families took a part in ''Santa Clause
Day''in Shapla Community Hall in Bradford.UK Butterfly Child In Need
LTD held some special event for this day. The event was promoted
withing the Polish community mainly by word of mouth and social
media. We had around 450 people interested but our health and safety
polices let us to have 100 people on the premises including adults
and children. This
was a really nice time. We felt like in Poland. This was a very
important event for us – parents and children. This event gave a
chance to spend time together and celebrate the Santa Clause Day in
were celebrating this special day all together with Polish tradition,
Polish art & craft activities - making christmas cards, gifts,
Christmas decorations. Christmas Eve and Santa Claus Day are not
celebrated by the British Community at the same time in England as by
Polish Community. The dates are different and Polish celebrate ''Santa
Claus Day'' 6th of December and Christmas Eve 24rd
December. Children get presents twice and Polish ''Boxing Day'' is
24th December. We
were celebrating this day and preparing for Christmas, taste some
traditional food and take home gifts, Christmas decorations and
cards. We were eating a traditional Polish
food - a supper in Poland includes barszcz (beetroot soup) with
uszka (ravioli) stuffed with mushrooms and sour cabbage. Pierogi with
meat, mushrooms, cheese and krokiety stuffed with cheese and
mushrooms with sour cabbage were the main dish. We enjoyed all the
food over the event. We
also had a performance with Santa Claus and his helpers. The
Santa Claus was giving some small gifts out – the same for each
child. Each child had a photo with a Father Christmas. Really nice
part of the performance. The
children were dressed as a fairy tale character – chosen by
themselves. We had a character from Toy story movie, Elsa,
Transformers, elfs, Princesses, kings, other.
FIRST AID WORKSHOPS
Language Barrier Tackled with First Aid Course in Polish
UK Butterfly – Child in Need is a Bradford-based registered charity that helps children in need within the Polish Community, by providing children with clothing, school items and other support services and by supporting the wider Polish community.
Visit www.uk-butterfly-child-in-need.org please for more info
CREATIVE MOTHERS - season II
Language Barrier Tackled
WORKSHOPS IN POLISH FUNDED BY POLISH GOVERNMENT
Language Barrier Tackled with '' Confidence Building'' course
Training in Polish
Language Barrier Tackled with '' Communication Skills'' course
Training in Polish
Communication skills: how to greet, respond to greetings, give personal information, make requests, ask for information, give instructions/directions and speak clearly to be understood. To learn techniques for obtaining information from texts by recognising key words and phrases and obtain meaning from key words and symbols. There will be a series of speaking and listening exercises
Volunteering and Employability skills: identifying skills and strengths, job search skills, making a CV, how to give a good interview and making job application.
Online platform which will allow beneficiaries to access course materials online and allow beneficiaries to complete homework and reinforce learning around their children.
CREATIVE MOTHERS season I
Language Barrier Tackled
WORKSHOPS IN POLISH FUNDED BY POLISH GOVERNMENT
1st of July we are starting 4 weeks (3 hours x 2 a week) workshops for 20 Polish Mothers. We will learn how to improve our well-being, how to become more confident, how to rise out self esteem up. Also we are going to learn how to get the best from our family life and spend creative time with our children. Only 20 places available. Project will be sponsored by Polish Government and Polish Jagiellonian University! Come along!
Mean time have a look into our gallery and join our group today!
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear All! Come along to the event which is organizing by our friend Humera. You all are more then welcome. Take your family and friends and come along! It cost you nothing!
See you !
St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies. A popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. An embellishment to this story states that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell. Today, Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion,as well as in the Lutheran Church.The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine's Day, albeit on July 6 and July 30, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni). In Brazil, the Dia de São Valentim is recognized on June 12.
The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
Wolontariusze organizacji UK Butterfly Child In Need była inicjatorami i organizatorami ''Mikołajkowego Balu Charytatywnego'', który odbył się 4 grudnia 2013 roku w Bradford. W organizację przedsięwzięcia aktywnie włączyli się rodzice, dzieci, młodzież, pracownicy Community Centre.
Bal odbył się w The Gateway Community Centre. Uroczystość rozpoczęła się wierszykiem, który powiedziała Pani Prezes, Aleksandra Marcinkowska. Następnie zagościł u nas Święty Mikołaj. Radości nie było końca. Dalszą część spotkania uatrakcyjniły piosenki, tańce, wierszyki i przede wszystkim prezenty rozdawane przez Świętego Mikołaja.
Dzieci wspólnie z rodzicami bawili się świetnie. Wspólnie zjedzony posiłek był także miłą częścią balu. Dzieci, mimo że maluszki, zachowywały się wspaniale, były bardzo grzeczne i zainteresowane otoczeniem. Na koniec zmęczone leżały w kąciku ciszy.
Zysk z balu przeznaczony został na zakup brakujących prezentów dla dzieci z polskich domów dziecka.
Prezes Fundacji UK Butterfly składa serdeczne podziękowania wszystkim Rodzicom, załodze The Gateway Centre na użyczenie wyposażenia, i wolontariuszom za aktywne zaangażowanie i bezinteresowną pomoc w przygotowaniu balu, oraz wszystkim gościom za wspaniałą zabawę.