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Full house

The Messenger would like to welcome the latest addition to our staff team, Kim, who has joined us as our Volunteer Support Worker. Kim is a longstanding Burngreave resident and Messenger supporter, and she will be helping volunteers to develop their skills and ability to participate and the production of the newspaper.

This means that we are fully staffed for the first time in six months, and so we can start to run courses again. Our first courses, in Interview Skills and the popular Community Journalism course are already planned (see below), and anyone wishing to take part should get in touch.

Free training for groups in Burngreave

We can offer training on a variety of topics to improve your skills and confidence and help you take an active part in your local community. We are keen to work with groups who would like to learn more about how to write articles and take photographs for this newspaper. We may also be able to help you gain skills in use of social media and/or e.g. making films on mobile phones to promote your group.

Sessions can be tailored to your interests and needs.

We can work with:

  • local groups or organisations
  • local residents or like-minded people from a particular area or street
  • a group of people who all speak the same language as long as one or two people can interpret
  • women-only groups

Interested? Then please get in touch and we may be able to work together.

Contact Naomi Cohen at naomi@burngreavemessenger.org

You don’t have to be a formal group. If you can guarantee attendance of at least eight people, then get in touch and we can discuss it further.

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