Talent Aid came into existence
as a voluntary organization in 2004, was registered in July 2005 as
a charitable company limited by guarantee, and then granted full charity
status in June 2006 by the Charity Commission, UK. It is a community
response to addressing the gaps in harnessing the talent, skills and
practical abilities of black and ethnic minority communities in Surrey
so that they can fulfil their aspirations, enter gainful employment
or acquire skills through purposeful activities such as volunteering.
Additionally, the organization has been engaged in a number of activities
in Ghana which will hopefully be extended to other developing countries.
In view of all these, the objectives of Talent Aid are to advance education,
relieve need, hardship and distress and provide facilities for recreation
in the interests of social welfare in particular but not exclusively
for the benefit of ethnic minority communities in Surrey.
Talent Aid foresees a future
where the disadvantaged in every society will be empowered to live in
dignity. This involves, among other things, the provision of facilities
that will enable everybody realise their full potential.
Talent Aid organises training
courses, recreational activities, sports programmes and cultural exhibitions
for the benefit of ethnic minority communities and the disadvantaged
in general in Surrey.
In order to prepare our clients for employment, we organise for them activities that include job search, computer training, completing of application forms, preparation of CVs and up-dating them, courses aimed at preparing job seekers for interviews and job-seeking techniques. We also organise cultural activities such as art and craft exhibition, cultural music and dance and African, Asian and Latin American cloth designs. Our activities in sports include healthy living through sports and keep fit, and talent hunt among the youth, especially in schools and colleges.