A group of community leaders from Peru, Somalia and Eritrea came to Frome on Thursday to hear more about the community projects that Frome Town Council, Edventure and others are involved with.
The group who come from refugee communities themselves and are based in the UK currently are funded by Eurasmus to support their communities and young people. The emphasis was to share ideas, knowledge and skills to improve wellbeing.
Lajeel from Somalia, for example, is focussing on empowering women and has a group of young people who she mentors via What’s App. The group visited Edventure, SHARE and the Community Fridge and are interested in setting up tool sharing and community fridges themselves.
Frome Mayor Richard Ackroyd said, “It’s so inspiring to hear the way people are working with their communities to enable positive change in often very difficult circumstances. It’s humbling they have come to Frome to see what we do, we look forward to hearing how they get on.”
If you would like further information on these or any other community projects that Frome Town Council are doing in Frome please go to www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk.