Chinese in Wales Association CIWA logoChinese In Wales Association (CIWA) is a charitable organisation which aims to deliver services that will make a positive difference to the lives of ethnic Chinese residents in Wales.

CIWA was set up to meet the changing demographic needs of the Chinese community in Wales. CIWA has it’s headquarters based in Swansea, which provides core services such as language services in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka-Chinese, and English, advocacy, and case referral. Basic on our capability, we advise on local welfare, housing, healthcare, education and employment. They also organise social and educational activities and participate in the promotion of a diverse, multi-cultural society.

CIWA are looking for new trustees to join them and take the organisation forward:

People with expertise in funding applications, finance management, event planning, digital marketing, or having lived experience to represent a group of people in the communities

Applicants should be enthusiastic, motivated and reliable to help govern the organisation effectively.

Recently, CIWA has been involved in:

Advocacy – Covering Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend physically with outreach service, online and hotline support Pan-Wales. Providing Cantonese and Mandarin advocacy, advice and signposting services. Also advocating for rights of people with language barriers in accessing public services. (Stand Up For You)

Autism support – Delivering projects to promote awareness and support network to children with special needs and their families (Find Me), also organising wellbeing enhancing activities for these families (Allow Me).

Wellbeing – Activities are organised online and offline to promote wellbeing of community members. We also provide counselling services in Chinese languages so that clients can be supported without language barriers.

Culture and heritage – They hold Chinese New Year Celebrations and cultural activities. They are dedicated to promote cultural exchange between the Chinese culture and the Welsh culture.

Commitment required:

Trustees are required to attend Board meetings at least quarterly or when necessary.

Reasonable travel costs to attend meetings or carry out trustee duties can be reimbursed.

Closing date for applications: 1st September 2021

CIWA welcomes interested individuals to request an informal discussion about the organisation and role of trustee. To find out more, or request an application form, please contact Chinese in Wales Association’s Chair, Shirley Au-Yeung by email: [email protected]