Why dumplings? why women? Why ESOL? Why supper clubs?

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 are interesting as they appear in almost every culture but differ in shape and filling. The process of making dumplings requires teamwork, a long period of time and many conversations in between.

At Heart & Parcel, we view dumplings as a powerful metaphor. Continue reading “Why dumplings? why women? Why ESOL? Why supper clubs?”

Heart & Parcel ESOL Session #1 – Making Pierogis

Last week we held our debut dumpling making session at the Wai Yin Society Welcome Centre in Cheetham Hill.

Home to a growing number of ethnicities from waves of immigration most prominently throughout the 19th and 20th century, Cheetham Hill is an area rich in cultural diversity in the North of Manchester. However, it has been seen in the last few decades as a deprived area with high rates of poverty and low income which makes the work of the Welcome Centre even more significant.

Continue reading “Heart & Parcel ESOL Session #1 – Making Pierogis”

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