Laamiga is now recruiting women mentees

Do you work with women from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Refugee and Migrant communities?

Could they benefit from working with a mentor?

Laamiga, a small charity in Camden and Islington run by women, provides free mentoring to minority ethnic and migrant women who need help and support to:

  • look for a job
  • start a small business
  • improve English
  • develop study skills
  • gain confidence and set new goals

If you have any questions about our mentoring scheme, you can find out more on our website, or by contacting Dr Emua Ali:


Phone: 0208 257 7317

We look forward to hearing from you soon, and to receiving referrals from you, so we can help the women you work with to reach their full potential.

Laamiga is grateful for the grant from Rosa’s Woman to Woman Fund to support our Women’s Community Leadership programme


Click here to donate


Laamiga’s best tweets 2020/21

“As a mentor for Laamiga, I have found it challenging juggling working from home and meeting my mentee via zoom during the Covid pandemic, but we were able to come up we a schedule that suited us both in the end and our mentor/mentee relationship has really flourished!”


“I incredibly enjoy mentoring with Laamiga, it is very special and wholly good. The heart of what it means to be a mentor is to empower women by being there to listen and talk through anything that matters to them. The connection created between a Laamiga mentor and mentee is a wonderful friendship.”


I am immensely grateful for all the patience, understanding and the support from my mentor that I have received since she was appointed. I feel that I couldn’t have had the mental nor the emotional state to finally find a job without Laamiga’s help and support. I appreciate the Laamiga project, the zoom meetings and the WhatsApp group chat. It makes me feel that I have become a better person looking at my future in a positive way and to be privileged to have met all of you. I hope to be able to carry on being in contact and perhaps refer a person in need of help like myself and to help them find their right path like me’


“Laamiga has given me the opportunity to get to know a beautiful young woman and help her to learn and grow. At the same time, Laamiga has helped me to develop my own skills, in particular in listening, patience and empathy.”


‘Laamiga allowed me to meet my mentee, a brave and strong woman that just needed some support to achieve her goals. Mentoring with Laamiga is a tremendous experience, where I get to learn about another person from a very different background, build a relationship based on trust, and have a positive impact on someone’s life. This is an extremely rewarding experience, and I am proud to work towards making a difference for someone.


‘It’s like someone is drowning and Laamiga helped you out to become more positive. The group and my mentor encouraged me to find my way in the future. I have now found a job!’


Laamiga has helped me feel like I have achieved something as I had to go through an application process to become a mentee. This gave me a huge lift.’



‘I will always remember the sight of confidence blooming in my mentee’s

face when she told me she had accepted a job

and didn’t need any more help with applications.

Her search had been challenging but together we got there in the end.’


‘The mentoring with Laamiga has been powerful because it highlights to the value that I can add to my community and shows me what support I wish I had had over the years’


Community Integration Awards:

Laamiga was shortlisted for the Grassroots Champion/ Community Integration Awards 2017

Laamiga – women’s training and mentoring



Laamiga has been awarded a grant by Big Lottery for the Step Up to IT computer course.


Community Integration Awards:

Laamiga was shortlisted for the Community Integration Awards 2016


Laamiga Women’s Mentoring and Training was formed in 2010 to provide tailored employment support for black and minority ethnic women from refugee and migrant communities in London.  Our services include mentoring, training, business support and career coaching.

Our flagship mentoring programme is designed and managed by an experienced project coordinator with over 20 years of experience in personal development and leadership training.

For further information about our mentoring  and training programme, or to find out ways to get involved with Laamiga, please email Emua Ali on

Our women mentors are carefully selected to ensure that they possess relevant work experience and personal aptitude to support their mentee’s development.  Mentors must go through mandatory training and receive ongoing support from Laamiga’s qualified project coordinator.

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