Briefly describe your project
Bringing the Eritrean community together to enable members to overcome feelings of isolation and cultural barriers so they can build up confidence, dignity and self-worth. We also want to share our culture with local people so we can celebrate Plymouth’s diversity together.
Online Advice Session – 12 December from 3:30pm
During the first round, POP members will be asked to advise you. What advice would be most helpful?
We will need their advice on how to move the community forward in the right direction.
Describe what you hope your Collective will achieve
We will achieve the following activities:
- Language classes in mother dialects, across a range of classes from toddlers to adults
- Community activities (such as painting, arts and crafts, cooking)
- Workshops around traditional practices (unless they are positively harmful) open to everyone, to celebrate and share Eritrean culture
- Sports activities (such as football, climbing)
- Skills training will be run for 2 hours once in a month to start with then we might change based on the availability and is aimed at adults 18+. We will raise awareness about public services such as legal support, libraries, Jobcentre, etc.
- Network building with local organisations to strengthen existing networks (we are already registered with Plymouth City Council, the local police)
Describe how your Collective formed
We spread the word through word of mouth among the Eritreans in Plymouth in order for them to meet and form a community. We were all in agreement that coming together as a community is vital. As a result, the community was established..
Which collaboration “shape” do you expect will best describe your project?
MURMURATION – Like a flock of birds flying together, all the organisations of the collective work closely together on all aspects of the project.
In which areas would you expect most of your grant to be spent on?
Training / Education