MAP Project 2014
"Earlier this year I wrote about the MAP Project, run by Leeds City Council, and I talked about how proud I felt to take part in this unique and fantastic project.
The Migrant Access Point Project has the aim to find innovative solutions to support statutory and third sector services that can become overstretched by the needs of both existing migrants and new arrivals to the city of Leeds. The idea is to train community networkers so that they can support different migrant communities in Leeds by spreading information about how to access resources in the city.
This was a great project to be involved in and it makes a difference in the different communities, helping new arrivals to adapt to the city more easily, by receiving support in their own language, while helping the providers of services to be more efficient.
Thanks to this fantastic course I have had opportunity to meet Migrant Community Networkers from many different backgrounds, and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience.
On the 29th May 2014, we had the celebration event to put an end to our course. This event took place at the Leeds Civic Hall and the diplomas were presented by the Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun Tom Murray and Councillor Ghulam Hussain. Thanks so much to everyone involved. It has been a pleasure being part of the team.
This ceremony marks the beginning of a new project, in which each of us will be delivering sessions on what we learned during the duration of the course. If you have any questions about the project, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I will be providing information mainly to Spanish speakers in Leeds, but if you are part of a different community, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to put you in touch with the advisor dealing with your specific community".
DG Multilingual Services