Here at The Widows Empowerment Trust we are always looking for new ways to inspire and educate the local community about the work we do. One way in which we do so is by offering work placement opportunities to students. These placements provide great opportunities for students to gain practical skills through our befriending scheme. Through the use of both virtual and in-person placement opportunities we are able to provide an experience that fits each induvial and is accessible for anyone that wants to get involved.
We are currently working with 24 placement students that have been allocated to the Widows Empowerment Trust for virtual placement opportunities. Along with this, we also have our placement students that are working as face-to-face befrienders, actively going out into the community and supporting members of the W.E.T. family. We offer online training for all of our placement students to ensure that they are comfortable and confident moving forward in their role. Those who take part in befriending are able to build a strong bond with our clients, whether over the phone or face-to-face our clients feel ensured that they will never be facing their problems alone.
Our CEO Oyovwe is passionate about developing aspirations and life skills for future career prospects and takes an active role with our placement students. She is often visiting our beneficiaries every week along with our students to ensure they feel supported and confident.