Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum

A member of the Surrey Adult Learning, Epsom, Spelthorne, Surrey Business, Camberley, Surrey Heath, Guildford, Surrey and Woking communities

About Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum

Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum (SMEF) is a community organisation with charity and company status. It has forty ethnically diverse community and voluntary groups as members. Encompassing; African, Albanian, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Filipino, Gypsy & Traveller, Hungarian, Indian, Nepali, Pakistani, and Siri Lankan communities. SMEF’s ethos is to engage, educate and empower local people to find solutions to the common economic and social challenges they face living in Britain today.

SMEF’s model is of a neutral space – where people of diverse cultures, histories and ethnicities come together to interact, articulate and shape their destinies by a shared understanding of their Values, Rights and Responsibilities.

SMEF’s VISION is of an engaged and active Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community working in partnership with local organisations and groups for the benefit of all of Surrey’s communities.

SMEF’s MISSION is to raise awareness on equality and diversity issues and to empower BAME community groups to become actively involved in their local communiti

es, so that they can influence and contribute to all aspects of citizenship.

SMEF adheres to the principals of social justice and self-determination.

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Festival of Cultures

Festival of Cultures by Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum

SMEF will celebrate their 10th anniversary this year and we would be delighted for your community organisation to take part in this celebratory event called ‘Festival of Cultures’ with the aim to showcase the colourful membership of SMEF and help them to promote their own culture and organisation to the wider public.

More details and program to follow, please keep an eye on our website
22 Sep 2019 at 11:00am
until 22 Sep 2019 at 5:00pm
Ravenscote Junior School
Old Bisley Road Frimley
GU16 9RE

Being Ourselves

Mental health problemsaffect about 1 in 10 children and young people. Alarmingly 70% of children andyoung people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriatetreatments at a sufficiently early age.

The emotional wellbeing of a child is just as important as their physical health. Good mentalhealth allows children to develop resilience to cope with whatever life throwsat them and grow into well rounded healthy adults.

SMEF are introducingour new FREE mental health project ‘Being Ourselves’ which aims to identify thekey issues that 8-13-year-old ethnic minority children face today.

We plan to run 5workshops with expert organisations including CAHMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and youthworkers about the followings; cultural identity and cultural roots, identity and discrimination including bullying, social media and the use of mobile phones, stress and anxiety.

All workshops will beinteractive, using a combination of art, drama and sports. We would like tokeep parents/guardians involved. For some sessions parents/guardians andchildren will be separated, parents/guardians will be given case studies andtopics of interest to discuss while sessions with the children will alsocontinue in parallel.

Workshops will bestarting soon, dates and times to be discussed, please contact Fatima on or 01483 497 292.

'I live in Surrey' Art Competition for Children aged 7-14


Aged 7 - 14 years

To create A4 artworks with any media titled


Three children each from four different age groups

will win prizes!

Deadline: 24 May 2019

Artworks’ exhibitions will be organised!

How to enter, more info, exhibitions and terms and conditions, please visit SMEF’s website:

#SMEFOneWorld #ILiveinSurrey

Register and more info: Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum

Krisz at or | 01483 577 381

Charity Reg. No. 1153956 | Astolat, Coniers Way, Guildford, GU4 7HL

Let's Walk Together - charity 5k walk for all ages

Come and join us for a

refreshing 5k walking exercise

and be part of a fun morning:


Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2019 at 10am

In Priory Park Reigate Bell St RH2 7RL

Any abilities and any ages are welcome!

Registration: £5 donation

Suggested sponsorship: £5 per km

How to enter and more info please visit

#SMEFOneWorld #LetsWalkTogether

Register and more info: Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum

Krisz at or | 01483 577 381

Charity Reg. No. 1153956 | Astolat, Coniers Way, Guildford, GU4 7HL
06 May 2019 at 10:00am
until 06 May 2019 at 1:00pm
Priory Park
Bell Street

Higher Education Information Evening

The Higher Education Outreach Network (HEON) aims to support students in Year 9 to 13 from those geographical wards in Surrey where there is lower take up Higher Education places. SMEF is planning an event in partnership with HEON for BAME young people and their families in Surrey Heath and Woking to provide information and advice on all the programmes that are on offer. This is a call to all parents and young people- this can be a life changing opportunity for your child. Please attend!! Get in touch and book places. This is a FREE event, HEON's partners are; Guildford College, University Centre Farnborough, University of Surrey, Surrey Sports Park, Royal Holloway, Surrey County Council, Nescot and the University of Creative Arts.

Please register:
01483 447 142
27 Nov 2018 at 5:00pm
until 27 Nov 2018 at 9:00pm
Coniers Way, Burpham

Employment Fair for Multi-Ethnic Communities

Have you been unemployed for some time and have you lost confidence?

Have you been home looking after your children and would you like to get back to work?

Would you like to find out what job would suit you best?

Do you have a vocation but don’t know where to start?

Would you like to find a job which suits around your family life?

This is the place for you! We’ll help you with CV writing, interview skills and you will have the chance to meet companies with job offers from several area of work including hospitals, fire station, police, shops and many more.

Come and join us!

8th November 2018 9.30am to 3:30pm

Harlequin Theatre

Warwick Rd, Redhill RH1 1NN


Refreshments are included

Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum is a registered charity 1153956

Astolat Coniers Way Burpham Guildford GU4 7HL
08 Nov 2018 at 9:30am
until 08 Nov 2018 at 3:30pm
Harlequin Theatre
Warwick Rd

Free coffee morning discussion about Safeguarding For All

Would you be interested in how to safeguard your children?

Would you like to know more about domestic violence and how to keep safe? Do you have a friend who needs help?

Come around and have an informal chat with experts over a coffee,

tea and some more light refreshments and bring your friends, too.

Attendance certificates will be issues to the participants.

9.30 am to 12 pm 27th September 2018

Tanners Room Harlequin Theatre

Warwick Quadrant Redhill RH1 1NN

Please register or contact us for more information: | 01483 447 136

Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum | Reg. Charity No. 1153956
27 Sep 2018 at 9:30am
until 27 Sep 2018 at 1:00pm
Tanners Room Harlequin Theatre
Warwick Quadrant

Safeguarding for All - Day of Memory

Free Coffee Morning

Discussion about Safeguarding for All

Commemorating the National Day of Memory for Victims of Honour Killings the 14th July

Everyone is welcome

Would you be interested in how to safeguard your children?

Would you like to know more about domestic violence and how to keep safe? Do you have a friend who needs help?

Come around and have an informal chat with experts over a coffee, tea and cakes, bring friends, too.

11th July 2018

9 am to 11 am at

The Maybury Centre, Classroom

Board School Road, Woking, GU21 5HD

Please register or contact us for more


The Maybury Primary School 01483 463 272

01483 447 136
11 Jul 2018 at 9:00am
until 11 Jul 2018 at 11:00am
Coniers Way, Burpham

Hate Crime Conference

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr

“Hate crimes against individuals do harm to more than just that person.” Bill Cohen

Are you worried for your family members, friends or for yourself?

Would you like to know more about how to report a hate crime?

Do you have any questions how to protect your loved ones?

Come around and asks your questions, listen to the experts and have a discussion; specialists from Surrey Police, StopHateUK and TellMama are invited to help you.

17th July 2018 6.30 PM

High Cross Church

Knoll Rd, Camberley GU15 3SY

Free event, please register:

SMA Kauser Akhtar

SMEF | 01483447142

Shahin Mohamed | 07379 539407
17 Jul 2018 at 6:30pm
until 17 Jul 2018 at 9:00pm
High Cross Church
Knoll Rd
GU15 3SY

Online Safety and Child Sexual Exploitation - Free Training and Workshop

“Theinternet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening upa whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital worldchanging all the time, how can you make sure your child is staying safe?”

“Child sexualexploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse. Children in exploitativesituations and relationships receive something such as gifts, money oraffection as a result of performing sexual activities or others performingsexual activities on them. “

Come around andlearn how to keep your child safe:

13th March Thursday 9.30am to 12.30pm

at High CrossChurch

Knoll Rd, Camberley GU15 3SY

Hot Halalmeal will be served

Ladies only event

Registrationand enquiries:

01483 447 142

13 Mar 2018 at 9:30am
until 13 Mar 2018 at 12:30pm
High Cross Church
Knoll Road
GU15 3SY