​By 2030 the Bangladeshi community should no longer be regarded as one of the most disadvantaged ethnic groups in England and Wales.

​The Bangladeshi Regeneration Council ​

“If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation”. An old African proverb. The BRC is therefore committed to the empowerment of Bangladeshi women as community leaders. We run a number of projects that support this. 

Project 1: Women’s Leadership:

  • This leadership development programme empowers women to take up opportunities in the community sector as community workers, activists and leaders. To sign up for the training, please email your interest. The training involves the following topics.

  • Topic 1: Understanding the Community Needs & the Community Sector.  
  • Topic 2: Community Group Development and Management Qualities.
  • Topic 3: Participation/Representation in Local Government & Services.
  • Topic 4: Building Community Projects and Development Partnerships.
  • Topic 5: Fundraising and Grant Aid Procurement.

Project 2: Ok to Flourish:

  • ‘OK to Flourish' women’s empowerment programme delivered in partnership with BEONTVUK  encourages women to share their journey to success as well as discuss shaping of new services to empower women to flourish in education and employment. 

Project 3: Learn English with Julie:

  • Learn English with Julie was introduced to help Bangladeshi women learn English from Home. According to the 2011 Census, people from a Bangladeshi ethnic background were the group most likely to not speak English well, or at all. A key element of the Government\'s citizenship strategy is the requirement that all immigrants have a basic command of English. The lack of English speaking skills has been identified as a contributory factor to much of the social unrest amongst different communities in the UK. It has been argued that the ability to speak English will allow immigrants to integrate better, create more cohesive communities and reduce segregation.