17 year old Adnan was not in education, employment or training when he came to Building Sustainable Communities. He was born in Iraq and had only been in the UK for four years so English was not his first language. He threw himself into the project and always had a smile on his face as he learnt to use tools and gained a qualification in cob wall construction. Being at the project improved his confidence and English. Cultural barriers were broken down in the group. At the end of their training the group decided to all write their names in Arabic on a wooden plaque and Adnan showed them how to do this.
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On our way to Belfast for the @OBrightFuture annual seminar. Its always great to catch up with all the projects and get a sense of how things are going. Tomorrow we will be sharing headline findings from the Mid-term Evaluation Report. We hope you all enjoy a quiz!