Ipswich business people volunteer to mentor refugees


East Anglian Daily Times reports on the new refugee entrepreneurship programme being piloted by MENTA.

Would-be refugee entrepreneurs and volunteer mentors were at the launch of a new Ipswich business project. Ipswich is one of three centres in the east chosen for the new Changing Faces, Changing Places programme, offering business training and mentoring to help refugees turn their business ideas into a reality. The pilot project is supported by the Centre for Entrepreneurs with National Lottery community funding. In Ipswich, Norwich and Peterborough the training programme is being delivered by MENTA working with the Strategic Migration Partnership to identify people who want to develop business plans in their new home.

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