The Gateway is a student-let community project under the Enactus Warwick society, working with refugees and asylum seekers to improve their livelihoods. This is accomplished through an employability programme. The aim of this is to empower beneficiaries and help them integrate into society by giving them the necessary tools they need to pursue opportunities and advance in life. The Gateway supports 46 beneficiaries, through IT skills, soft skills workshops, mentorship and placement programs.
These consist of three key stages. First, developing skills through tailored workshops.
Second, providing a mentorship scheme and a mentor, who guides the fulfillment of job aspirations. Our employability programme not only provides skills and confidence but also helps them plan out how to achieve their aspirations and goals.
Third, we hold networking events for our beneficiaries to secure work/volunteering placements with partners.
We also have a Research and Development team that works towards raising awareness to help the beneficiaries. They keep a track and regularly update the beneficiaries on any legal news/status of refugees and asylum seekers that may be useful to them. Their main focus is to research on methods to develop and support the refugee and asylum seeker community. Hence, the continuous support and individualistic approach that our programme provides allow us to build a gateway to opportunities for our beneficiaries. Our employability programme endeavors to provide them with opportunities to develop their skills, gain relevant experience in their own chosen field, get a job and improve the quality of their lives.