The primary task of the managing team in the night café is to make sure that the volunteers and the Nigerian women are thriving in the café. The managing team consists of five volunteers in collaboration with a project manager. The team helps develop the set of values that constitutes the structure of the voluntary work, as well as evaluate the existing initiatives. Furthermore, the managing team supports each other in sharing of information and conversation in order to strengthen the relational work with the Nigerian women
A member of the managing team maintains their position as volunteer and works shifts in the night café every third week on the same terms as the remaining volunteers. The managing team gathers on average every other month and arranges 4-5 yearly meetings and social events for the volunteers. The meetings aim to strengthen the social cohesion in the group of volunteers, and it equips the individual volunteer with knowledge, they can apply in their work in the night café.
“I volunteer in the night café because i want to give a humane sanctuary to Nigerian women”.
“I volunteer in the night café because my heart burns for these women to meet love and be treated with dignity. It really bothers me how these women stays unseen”.
“I want to contribute to creating a world where we take care of each other - both in the bigger and smaller scale. That is why I work at Night Light Café in order to create a safe space for street based sexual workers, wo want to relax with a nice cup of tea”.
“I volunteer in the night café because I want the Nigerian women to know how valuable they are. The women deserve to be met with care, respect and love, and that is something you have the opportunity to show as a volunteer”.
“Seven years ago I helped open Night Light Café. I was involved in projects in Nigeria helping Nigerian women in prostitution back to life. The work in the night café and in Nigeria constitutes a holistic action - this is what motivates me”.
“I find it important to create a safe space for the women that finds themselves in a particular vulnerable position. In the café people interact across different parameters and this creates a certain dynamic where i feel that i make a practical difference to the women that needs care and attention”.
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