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  • Writer's pictureImran Chowdhury B.E.M

Empowering Our Community: Clothworkers Foundation Grant Fuels IT Skills Development for Cohesive Society CIC

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking development for the Cohesive Society, a non-profit organisation that fosters unity and inclusivity within our communities. Thanks to the generous support of the Clothworkers Foundation, we have been awarded a grant that will significantly enhance our ability to empower members of the BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) community, particularly our elders, by providing them with essential IT training and skills development.

A Beacon of Hope for the Elderly

For many members of our community, particularly our elders, navigating the digital landscape can be an intimidating and challenging experience. The Clothworkers Foundation grant is a beacon of hope for these individuals, allowing them to bridge the digital divide and acquire essential IT skills. With this grant, we aim to transform the lives of hundreds of BAME community elders who need to be IT literate today, providing them with the tools and knowledge necessary to navigate the digital world confidently.

Breaking Dependency, Fostering Self-Progression

The Clothworkers Foundation grant will enable the Cohesive Society to establish a comprehensive IT training program tailored to the specific needs of our community elders. Through structured courses and hands-on workshops, participants will gain proficiency in basic computer skills, internet navigation, and digital communication. This newfound knowledge will enhance their daily lives and open opportunities for social engagement, online learning, and communication with family and friends.

Significantly, this initiative goes beyond merely imparting IT skills; it is a crucial step towards breaking the cycle of dependency. By empowering our elders with digital literacy, we provide them with a route to self-progression. No longer will they have to rely on others for assistance with digital tasks; instead, they will become self-sufficient, capable individuals in the digital age.

A Pilot Project for Community Transformation

With the Clothworkers Foundation grant, the Cohesive Society is gearing up to launch a pilot project that will serve as a model for community transformation. This pilot project will kickstart our efforts to empower the BAME community elders with IT skills, and the lessons learned will guide the expansion of our program in the future.

The training program will not only focus on the technical aspects of IT but also emphasise the importance of online safety, digital citizenship, and using technology for social connection. Through partnerships with local IT professionals and educators, we will ensure that our elders receive top-notch training that is both relevant and practical.

Join Us on This Journey

We invite our community members, partners, and supporters to join us on this transformative journey. The Clothworkers Foundation grant is a testament to the collective commitment to fostering inclusivity and empowerment within our society. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of our elders, providing them with the tools they need to thrive in an increasingly digital world.

As we embark on this exciting endeavour, we extend our deepest gratitude to the Clothworkers Foundation for their invaluable support. With their partnership, the Cohesive Society is well-positioned to create a ripple effect of positive change within our community, fostering a more connected, empowered, and cohesive society for the future.

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