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National Non-Profit Day

Today we celebrate National Non-Profit Day! Non-profits are instrumental in fostering awareness, social changes, advocacy and challenging notions whilst at the same time tackling inequality through support services. For these reasons, it is crucial that we recognise the work of non-profits who play an integral role in building fair societies.

As a non-profit organisation, there are many key multifaceted issues that we address and advocate for through projects and campaigns. One key project that we would like to highlight this year is the ATM Fellowship.  As we dedicate our mission of eradicating social injustice and promoting a more fair and equitable society, the ATM Fellowship is a prime example of our overall mission to build and enhance opportunity for all.

This year, we are planning to fund 5 students from marginalised clans in Somalia who cannot afford university fees to gain an education where graduates can have access to paid employment which can help support entire families out of poverty. This will also empower marginalised clans to take full participation in the economy and education sector whilst also improving the prospects and aspiration of  young people.

Last year, we managed to support 40 service users in casework and out of those 40, we found that 32 of them were victims of hate crime. In supporting these victims, we discovered the prevalence of hate crime within our community which led to the birth of ATM’s hate crime service Supporting and Advocating for Victims Against Hate (SAVAH). With this programme, we were able to get a hate crime caseworker who can provide tailored support to Somali victims of hate crime across London.

Charity sets the foundation for a well-functioning community and provides the necessary support that citizens might not be able to get elsewhere. We would like to give a special thanks to our sponsors and
funders for allowing us to continue our mission and giving us the opportunity to embark on initiatives and campaigns that can not only reach but leave lasting impact.

We want to say thank you to our amazing team of staff, trustees, volunteers, and service users whom without we would not be able to carry out the important work ATM does each day.

If you would like to read more or donate to the ATM Fellowship scheme, click here.

If you would like to read more about SAVAH or have been a victim of hate crime, please visit here, or
contact us at: hatecrime@theatm.org or 07852176798.