Grand Kitchen out of school hangout
This is funded by Awards for All and designed to teach 12 young people how to prepare and cook healthy food on a tight budget, raising awareness of the impact of poor diet, drugs, crime and how these affect the whole community. Participants will gain new skills, knowledge and attitude, which they will then use to reach out to other young people within the community. The project will also offer young attendees a chance to make a positive contribution volunteering, training or taking up employment within our community projects and social enterprise. The course is lead by experienced community chef Nkono with the support of Dr Judwin Ndzo a paediatric doctor from CamdocUK (Cameroonian Doctors UK). Dr Ndzo has a huge interest in nutrition and a masters in nutrition.
Ensemble is currently funded by the Greater Manchester Community and Voluntary Organisation investment loan to produce multilingual resource packs in French and English. These are designed to meet the needs of children and young people from 14 French-speaking African countries, particularly Cameroon.
Our aim is to create a sustainable supplementary school model, capable of serving the needs of the wider community in the Greater Manchester area and beyond.
We recently delivered on a Heritage Lottery grant of £29,900 called Unity and community in Football:
Celebrating Cameroonian Heritage. We worked with young and older people doing patriotic football activities. Our partners included Moston Tigers, Bisong Foundation and VUKA (Veteran UK Association). We developed heritage learning resources, including a children’s handbook, which contains pictures and information about 1990 FIFA world Cup, the Cup of African Nations CAN, former glories of Cameroonian Football, National Day Celebration in the UK, issues of Identity. our exhibition is displayed at Manchester central library See feedback on this project…