Foundation :: Social Inclusion
THE CELTIC FOUNDATION IS INVOLVED IN MANY SOCIAL EDUCATION PROJECTS.
This programme for asylum seekers and refugees is a three-month football, IT and English programme provided through Celtic Learning in association with the 'Bridges Programme'. The programme supports 'unaccompanied minors' (aged 14 to 18) from the asylum seeker and refugee community in Glasgow. By providing a mentoring service and various other activities in the community, Celtic supported this particular group in realising their full potential as students, citizens and
Cultural Diversity Programme
Celtic Learning introduced an innovative project when four Glasgow primary schools (Hillhead, Glendale, St Joseph's and Willowbank) took part in dance and drama workshops tackling the issue of cultural diversity. The Bridge theatre in Easterhouse had a full house as the children performed the sketches and dance routines they had rehearsed under the guidance of our dance specialist.
Vibrant Glasgow – One City, Many Cultures
This project, funded by Comic Relief is in association with Bridges, Rangers and Anniesland College. The participants, from both adult age groups, are recruited from the asylum and refugee communities in Glasgow for whom English is a second language. During the 16-week course there are programmes on lifeskills, employability and communication. Celtic provides classes on health, equalities, ICT and physical activity, including coaching.
The Communities United project, providing education on improving health and wellbeing whilst tackling social inequalities, was delivered in association with the South-East Community Health and Care Partnership. Also providing input were Glasgow City Council Education Services, and Glasgow ANSAR (All Nations Sports and Recreation).
Coaching sessions at Bellahouston Academy, Holyrood Secondary School and Shawlands Academy provided opportunities for youngsters to get together, improve their skills and fitness and meet new friends from a range of different backgrounds.
'We, at the 'Bridges Programme', are very pleased to have worked alongside Celtic Football Club in delivering this positive programme and can only hope to further extend our collaboration in order to create positive models of integration in the city of Glasgow and beyond and, ultimately, to break down the barriers that may prevent this to happen.'
Bridges Programme youth officer, Elio Ajmone