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UBELE message due to the Covid-19 outbreak

March 18th, 2020

Dear Friends,
due to the developing situation with the coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19), we have decided to postpone all travels and gatherings organised by our team in the next 3 months.

This includes the following:

  • MEL Europe courses: Art of Hosting (March 2020), Systems Thinking: Introduction (April 2020) and Appreciative Leadership (April/May 2020)

  • MEL Europe Organised Ubele Fellowships between now and September/October 2020

We are monitoring the coronavirus situation carefully and regularly and will be in touch as the situation progresses. We still have full intention to deliver our projects. We recommend you to check our website for regular updates.

Due to those difficult circumstances, we’re discussing the best available options to engage with you and keep you involved in our work. We'll share with you those opportunities.
We also have decided to work remotely to protect our staff until further notice. The best way to contact us during this period is by email or phone. We will be happy to hear from you!

Phone number: 07591 457113

Need support? Want to offer support?

The upcoming weeks will be difficult for many of us, and we need to think about the way to support each other. This help can be as simple as just a phone conversation, leaving a Viral Kindness card at your neighbour's door or getting food to drop off.

We prepared a few links that you might find useful whether you need support or want to support others.

What is a Viral Kindness card? It’s the way to reach out to help people who are self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic. The design, which is available to download here, reads: “Hello! If you are self-isolating, I can help”, with tick box options for help with picking up shopping, posting mail, getting hold of urgent supplies and offering “a friendly phone call”. It also your name and phone number you can be reached out at. Volunteers can distribute them among their neighbours to find out what help is needed.

The list of existing COVID-19 Mutual Aid Groups:

We advise our groups/individuals to connect with their local CVS for advice and guidance especially in supporting their ongoing work with vulnerable groups through this crisis.

Last year, we have set up The Ubele Initiative WhatsApp Group. It helps our community members to connect and share useful information. If you wish to be included in the group, please let us know by contacting us at

We encourage you to read the following, especially if you're a London’s community and voluntary organisations affected by the impact of the coronavirus.

Please look after yourself, family and friends during these challenging times.

The Ubele Initiative Team

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