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By Office Admin Team

The following motion was submitted by Bob Doris MSP today in support of Glasgow Afghan United.


That the Parliament congratulates the volunteers from Glasgow Afghan United (GAU) who have sought to ensure that their highly successful educational initiative has successfully transitioned to an online platform during lockdown; welcomes the fact that there has been a strong uptake of the online classes from those in the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, who would otherwise have been unable to attend in person; believes that the online classes tackle social isolation during lockdown as well as benefitting the participants’ emotional wellbeing; understands that the programmes include English classes, women empowerment classes, and health, wellbeing and emotional support classes; believes that the classes will provide practical assistance and support for participants' subsequent efforts to seek employment or formal education and training opportunities; thanks the many volunteers' teachers including Nagineh Azar, Hosay Zazai, Frozan Samad, Khalida Bostani, Homaric Shadiqi Sedeqey, Hamida Mehraban, Zuhra Kawsari, Zuhra Rashid, Mitra Sedeqey, Wagma Ibrahimkhail, Deena Janzada and Ruhena Janzada who have all made the online classes such a success; notes that GAU have been supported in this endeavour by both ng homes and the Big Lottery, and acknowledges the efforts of new Scots more generally in supporting BAME communities and also wider society during these unprecedented times.

You can read more motions submitted by Bob online at the Scottish Parliament website


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