Success for Bangladeshi project

MEMBERS of the Bangladeshi Support Centre joined a celebration to mark the end of a successful project to help develop skills. The capacity building project, Get It On, was set up by a partnership three years ago, and during that time has helped hundreds of ethnic minorities in Suffolk learn vital training and employment skills.

MEMBERS of the Bangladeshi Support Centre joined a celebration to mark the end of a successful project to help develop skills.

The capacity building project, Get It On, was set up by a partnership three years ago, and during that time has helped hundreds of ethnic minorities in Suffolk learn vital training and employment skills.

The party, held on Thursday at the Ipswich Corn Exchange, was attended many of the participants in the project and featured foods from different cultures.

The Bangladeshi Support Centre was the main partner in the project, which was funded by the Learning and Skills Council and the European Social Fund.


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Mahbubul Alam, chairman of the support centre, based in Tower Street, Ipswich, said: “The celebration was held because all the targets for the project were achieved. Everyone was very happy.

“We took the role as lead partner so it was a big challenge for us. Due to hard work of the people working on this project, we achieved all the targets.

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“We have now got the confidence to do another big project like this again.”

Among the targets set for the project were providing 300 people in the region with information and advice.

The other partners involved included Suffolk ACRE and the Suffolk Association of Voluntary Organisations.

Have you been involved in an interesting project? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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