The Rotherham show is an event held at Clifton Park. It was on the 8th and 9th of September 2012. The UMCC had a marquee with 3 tables inside. One table held Henna tattoos available for a small fee. We had two volunteers who are trained in doing Henna tattoos, the charges were ranged between £1-£5. We had a lot of custom as two of our staff walked around Clifton Park advertising Henna. We also a wide variety of leaflets and posters broadcasting the events we run. Many spectators gladly took our leaflets and we now have full class of ESOL learners pre-entry, level 2 and level 3, ran on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday with a qualified tutor. We also have many children attending homework club on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 3:30pm-4:30pm. On the last table we had fabric for sale. We also held a range of activities for the public. We had a giant snakes and ladders game which was fun for the family at £1 a go, if you took part you were given a jelly stick. People were invited to guess how many sweets were in a jar for the chance to win the whole jar. We also had colouring in for kids.
It was an enjoyable day out for all the staff and families
Rushi Munshi principle consultant for R M Associates has worked with UMCC developing the following five key aspects of our development:
Develop European Union wide partnerships
Through EUCLID network, a visit was made for a conference in Napes, Italy, where contacts with key partners were established in September 2011. It has enabled to establish a wide network of contacts and potential partnerships in Italy, Turkey, France, Switzerland, etc.
Approved Development Centre for the Institute of Leadership & Management
R M Associates developed four bespoke training programmes and obtained Approved Development Centre status from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) to UMCC. The four training programmes are: Leadership in Action; Fluent in Finance; Business Planning and Commissioning and Contracting. Rushi Munshi will be delivering these training programmes.
A range of training programme have been delivered, such as Presentation Skills, Mentoring & Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, etc. as part of the delivery contract based on the training needs analysis.
A comprehensive Business Plan has been developed for the UMCC providing direction and diversifying for income generation in the future.
Rotherham Adventure Playground
Rushi Munshi liaised with Rotherham Council and developed a Business Case for the UMCC to obtain Rotherham Adventure Playground. It has resulted into UMCC obtaining Rotherham Adventure Playground, valued at over a million pound on a long terms lease, on a peppercorn rent.
In addition, R M Associates has been undertaking financial management of the organisation for the last four years.
To discover more about R M Associates please visit the website: rushimunshi.com
United Multicultural Centre held its 30th AGM at MyPlace Rotherham on 17th July 2012. Mrs Qureshi, managing director of the United Multicultural
Centre commented on the changing face of UMCC which has been engaged in
upskilling staff, diversifying and increasing quality while reducing costs.
UMCC are now part of the ‘Thrive’ national consortium delivering a Family
Intervention Project. UMCC have become an approved development provider for the
Institute of Leadership and Management offering courses: Leadership in Action,
Business Planning, Fluent in Finance, and commissioning and contracting. UMCC
have also become a learning destination for the Rotherham Children’s
UMCC received a visit from Her Royal Highness the Countess
of Wessex in 2011. Mrs Qureshi finally thanked all the funders, stakeholders,
partners, volunteers, board and staff and the clients who were all present at
the AGM, including Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Chief executive
Martin Kimber who presented certificates to students who had completed various
courses during 2011-2012.
Centre held a Diamond Jubilee celebration on Friday 1st June. Young
people were invited to dance and sing, there were jubilee style activities and
a magician for the children. Beneficiaries of the centre had lots of fun.