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Yesterday afternoon Shinear had the pleasure of attending the Community Champion Development Day at Liverpool Charity & Voluntary Services.  The aim of her visit was to speak about two exciting projects that GTDT is working on, to allow for the project to reach as many people as possible.

The first project Shinear discussed was The Mandela8 Book Scheme. The aim of the project is to encourage and educate children from the city region about diversity and inclusion through children’s literature. The scheme was set up in memory of Angela Holligan.  Sonia Bassey, Chair of Mandela8, said

“Angela was a warrior woman for racial justice whose passing is a sad loss to her family, friends and community and it is fitting she leaves us a legacy of love, courage and learning through the Angela Holligan Book Collection.”

The project is currently running across schools in Dingle, Granby & Toxteth, however, GTDT hopes to replicate it across local community settings to allow more people to have access to the books that can serve as inspiration to children from all backgrounds.

The second project Shinear discussed was the Enterprise Hub Skills project - a professional development programme designed to deliver both accredited and uncredited educational courses to both employed and unemployed people living in the Liverpool City Region. Through strategic engagement, the project will ensure that local residents, no matter what their background and circumstances, can access support to build an individual learning plan that supports enterprise & personal development. GTDT has a few courses lined up including a Level 3 in Food Hygiene & Functional Skills in English at Level 1.

All the partners who attended the meeting are keen to engage in the projects and GTDT looks forward to working in partnership with them to inspire the communities we all serve.