After three years of running our project, it is really important to reflect on why we decided to set up. The post below sets out the background research we did relating to women from communities who access ESOL provision. It also displays our attempts to fund raise to keep these sessions going. Why Dumplings? Dumplings... Continue Reading →
From 4Lunch's website: Discover what it takes to run your own food business at 4Lunch’s Recipe for Success events for aspiring foodies, entrepreneurs and community projects in Manchester. The food and drink scene is thriving and there are many opportunities to get a slice of the action. Come along to find out exactly what it... Continue Reading →
This was an excerpt from a piece of reflective writing written back in July 2015 by founder and then ESOL tutor, Clare. Although written a while ago, she has decided to share this to contribute to the ongoing conversation of the direction for ESOL provision, and to shed light on the beginnings of the ideology... Continue Reading →
via Refugee Action Project May 2018
As we have passed into our 3rd year running Heart & Parcel, we find ourselves looking back fondly at the work we have done, the women we have met and the hundreds of dumplings we have made (and eaten). Over the years it has been really exciting to see that we have inspired so many... Continue Reading →
When we do our private workshops we know our structure very well. We come in, make our coffees, set up the space. We unpack our ingredients, get out pots, pans and rollers, attach our badges to the aprons, place the water on the stove to boil and await the arrival of our participants. These actions... Continue Reading →
We thought we would share this lesson plan we have used about three times now with different groups. This is an all round lesson we have created that covers many skills. It works very well with group work and building conversation. More specifically for literacy and numeracy, this lesson familiarises learners with nouns, adjectives, verbs,... Continue Reading →
Last week brought us to the close of our intimate supper clubs showcasing our dumplings that we have been making with women from migrant communities over the last seven months. For those that are unfamiliar with our project, we ran monthly supper clubs from March - June alternating between Polish and Chinese themed nights. At... Continue Reading →
Just reading back on this again. This message is really important. We feel we need to shout this from the roof tops; to tell as many people as possible about this.
There are many important issues surrounding our project; their influence indirectly becoming the drive behind Heart & Parcel. Having worked as an English teacher with migrant communities and Karolina working as an advice support worker, I feel the need to discuss the political messages that surround these communities and ESOL, both previously and currently in Britain. I hope this post may shed light as to why increasing numbers of people who, like us work in the third sector and specifically with migrant communities in Britain, are setting up social projects like Heart & Parcel all around the country, and why they are so important in the current political climate.
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