Education: Bridging the Language Barrier; PILOT PROJECT TO HELP BANGALDESHI MOTHERS LEARN SKILLS TO SETTLE INTO THE COMMUNITY I Feel Confident with English Now
Byline: DIANE PARKES
BANGLADESHI women can often feel isolated from the larger community due to a lack of language and cultural skills. As their children grow up in Birmingham schools learning the English language, making friends across cultures and learning new technology skills, these mums can also find it increasingly difficult to communicate with their youngsters.
But an education scheme based in South Birmingham is aiming to turn that around by helping Bangladeshi women gain language and computing skills.
The scheme has recently ended a three-month pilot project which saw more than 30 women gaining skills, and the hunt is now on for funding to allow these women to continue with their studies.
The courses are part of the pilot Bangladeshi Women's Capacity Building Project, …
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Publication information: Article title: Education: Bridging the Language Barrier; PILOT PROJECT TO HELP BANGALDESHI MOTHERS LEARN SKILLS TO SETTLE INTO THE COMMUNITY I Feel Confident with English Now. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Birmingham Evening Mail (England). Publication date: June 9, 2004. Page number: 18. © 2005 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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