Introduction to Community Development and Health course

Icdh Course

Develop the skills and confidence to make a positive difference in your community.

Meet the tutors and past participants at the taster session Thurs 20th January 9.30am – 12.30pm

The full course is for 15 weeks and will start on Thurs 3rd February 9.30am – 2.30pm

Yemeni Community Association Fir Vale Centre, Earl Marshal Road, Sheffield S4 8LA

Free childcare is provided for participants’ children aged 6 months or above, but must be booked beforehand.

To book a place, childcare or find out more, please call Rashida Hassanali on 07773 583 699 or Mai Mustaphanin on 305 1352



Residents gain skills to help their community

Mohammad Faraj and his wife both worked as nurses in Iraq before coming to this country four years ago.

After volunteering for the Kurdish Community Centre and ASSIST, the Introduction to Community Development and Health course was recommended as a way of learning more about the local community.

Mohammed was nervous about attending the course as he felt his English wasn’t good enough, but soon found that he was enjoying the experience. He said,“It was hard work, it was one day a week and homework, but I would do it all again. It gave me a lot of confidence. I couldn’t understand why others in the Kurdish community weren’t attending too.”

During the course Mohammed completed a project on supporting the elderly and his wife worked on developing visual material which could be used in doctors’ surgeries. Both he and his wife went on to take part in other courses including IT, health champions and social care. Mohammed hopes to study at university in the future.

With three children to care for, life is busy, but Mohammed would like to pass on what he has learned and says to others that they should take advantage of courses like this one.

The Community Development and Health course is accredited by the Open College Network, and will give you practical skills and confidence to work in the community or progress to other opportunities. Come along to the taster session to find out more.

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