The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), established to help ex-Service men and women make a successful transition back to civilian life, has awarded a grant of £91,385 for the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) to research transition to civilian life from the perspective of military families.
The CSJ is an independent think tank which was established in 2004 to seek effective solutions to poverty. As the Armed Forces Covenant states, ‘families play a vital role in supporting the operational effectiveness of the Armed Forces’, but are sometimes not thought of as part of the military transition process. This research will promote understanding of the transition enable CSJ to make recommendations on improving support going to families and to increase the general public’s awareness of the issues.
JNF UK recently welcomed Yavneh College (Borehamwood), to Arad to experience life in the Negev. The group spent the Saturday (the Jewish Sabbath) with local teenagers and also visited a JNF UK project in Meitar to experience life on a farm in the Negev.
In Arad the group activities were centred in the community garden where they met local children to help them understand what life is like for their peers growing up in Israel. The activities focused on the importance of unity for young Jews all over the world.
On Sunday pupils visited a farm near Meitar, a small town near Beer Sheva, which is part of JNF UK’s Hashomer Hachadash (The New Guardians) programme. UK funds have helped educate and equip farmers and volunteers to protect farms across the Negev and connect to the land. The students worked on the farm and built a small stone wall to help protect the cattle. They also baked their own pitta bread using bonfires and prepared their own breakfast on the farm.
The Officers’ Association has introduced a series of interactive webinars inviting speakers from a variety of sectors to share knowledge on their particular industry. As well as focussing on sectors, such as project management and oil and gas, webinars will also discuss different aspects of transition from networking to negotiating contracts.
The next webinar is on 8th July: The Fundamentals of the Retail Sector.
The retail sector is more than the sharp end of shop floor sales - the functions of the supporting operation are wide and varying, and can offer an exciting pace that suits former military personnel well. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8335735559629771522
In a “first of its kind” partnership, RFEA The Forces Employment Charity, Walking with the Wounded, Norfolk and Suffolk Police Force, Anglia Ruskin University and Forces in Mind Trust are working together to support Veterans who have entered Police Custody.
The formal Project Nova initiative, due to be launched on 1st July 2014, is an 18-month trial jointly delivered by RFEA and Walking With The Wounded. The trial will provide advice, guidance and support to Veterans using a network of military charities and organisations in Norfolk and Suffolk that can assist Veterans depending on their individual needs. The trial will be underpinned by an academic evaluation carried out by Anglia Ruskin University and funded by Forces in Mind Trust, to measure effectiveness and successful outcomes.
For more information: https://www.rfea.org.uk/latest-news
PR Office client Arik Air has expanded its reach to the Middle East, becoming the first Nigerian airline to offer a commercial service between Abuja, Nigeria and Dubai, The United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new route helps reinforce Arik Air’s position as West and Central Africa’s largest commercial carrier.
Dr Michael Arumemi-Ikhide, Arik Air’s Global Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“This is another exciting moment for us all at Arik Air, not only launching a new international destination, but becoming the first airline to link the capital Abuja to Dubai. The importance of Dubai as the Middle East’s commercial capital makes it imperative for Arik Air to connect the city with Lagos which is a Nigeria’s commercial capital.”