Meal for learning

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Friday, 6 April 2018, 11:34

English for Women

English for Women

Last night a group of us met in the Chapter House beside Chelmsfor Cathedral to enjoy each others company and a hearty meal made up of a meat or vegetarian shepherd’s pie and vegetables in aid of the MU’s project entitled ‘English for Women’. Following our meal, we enjoyed an apple crumble or pie with cream. The meal cost £7.00ph and the MU made well over £80.00. Following the meal Eileen French gave a short but interesting talk about our founder Mary Sumner.

For further information about this project I have copied a small part of the leaflet distributed within the MU explaining exactly what it is:

The story of English for Women is an outstanding project set up at Chelmsford Cathedral in 2015 to help women who speak little or no English develop their communication skills and further integrate into their local communities.

Starting with three families of British Army translators from Afghanistan, the project grew rapidly and now supports almost 100 women of some 20 different nationalities. Free English classes that run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings in term time, delivered by a team of dedicated volunteers. Since its beginning the project has moved from Cathedral premises via an empty office block to the local YMCA. In 2017 the major step was taken to recruit a paid Project Coordinator, Susannah Owen, to oversee and develop the project.

English for Women has three core aims in its work: Connection — reducing isolation through a warm welcome crossing all cultures. Communication — language classes to help learners find their voice and gain confidence. Culture — sharing, and making sense of, the culture in which we live

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