PODIUM participated in the Services Fair for Colombians in London


Over the weekend, on the 10th and 11th June, our organisation attended the event organized by the Colombian Foreign Ministry, the Consulate and the Embassy of Colombia in London; where the main entities that provide services to Colombians in the United Kingdom came together to show and publicize their programmes and projects. The fair included the participation of public, private and social entities, where PODIUM’s presence was noted from beginning to end, making known the Miraism ideology on both days of celebration of Colombian identity.

See the pictures from the event here.

The Representative for Colombians Abroad, Ana Paola Agudelo’s Visit

On Friday 9th June, through a community event, PODIUM created a space where Colombians abroad had the opportunity to share with their Representative from the Colombian Chamber of Representatives, Ana Paola Agudelo.

On June 10 and 11, the Colombian Foreign Ministry, together with the consulate and the Colombian embassy in London, organized the First Services Fair for Colombians in London, where the Representative was also present, approaching both visitors and the stands of the different organizations and entities that participated in the event.

During both events, the congresswoman made known to Colombians all the work done during the last years and its fruits, one of the most remarkable being her approach to managing state entities, such as the National Savings Fund, ColPensions, the military forces, among others, which now provide their services more clearly to nationals residing outside Colombia. Colombians were also able to ask their Representative questions and make proposals about the management of these entities, which made them feel included and recognized.

See the pictures from the events here.

Tables of conversation in English

On Saturday 3rd June, PODIUM hosted its first tables of conversation in English, a space where spanish speakers could come and practise their English, no matter the level, in a comfortable and informal setting. The session consisted of group conversations, reading play scripts, activities in teams and games, all of which made people learn and use an extensive range of the english vocabulary. The session was run by 5 bilingual volunteers and was attended by 13 people of all ages. Continue reading “Tables of conversation in English”

PODIUM Youth meeting in London

On the 13th May in Camberwell, South London, was the first event organized by PODIUM Youth, where 29 young people, with different nationalities (such as Argentina, Colombia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela) but all of them living across London, could learn about the fundamental concepts on volunteering and it´s responsibilities, embedded in the values and principles of the Miraism ideology. As well as leadership from the perspective of Miraism.

The youth shared their experiences on these topics and practiced it and all the new concepts learned through different activities which were planned to show their skills as good leaders and partners.

See the photos from the meeting here