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Community brings vital education to under-represented groups

18th July 2019

“We can play a role in improving quality of life through education…”

The Community Learning team recently met with a group of BAME (Black and Minority ethnic) women in Manchester to identify learning opportunities for under-represented groups.

Community’s Learning Organisers, alongside the local regional team and BAME network organiser Sayid Ali Moullin, had productive bi-lingual discussions about trade unions, the modern challenges faced by BAME workers and what Community could do to help.

Sean Scorer, Community’s National Organiser for the area, said “We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have met with these women, learn more about the difficulties they face in society, and how we can play a role in improving their quality of life through education.

“We’ve already had an influx of BAME women from the area coming forward with great ideas like remote learning and ‘conversation clubs’ to help them with basic English and other day to day tasks – we will soon be meeting with local community leaders to discuss how we can take this further into the wider world of work.”

Community’s strength lies in its diverse membership, and our ability to support many workers from many different backgrounds.

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