Today we celebrated 4 years of Shared Routes project, our volunteer training programme.
The Shared Routes Project is our ‘Peer Navigator’ programme, promoting the skills and attributes from within refugee and asylum seeker communities across Manchester, Tameside and Salford. It aims at training people from migrant background who want to become more engaged in community work. The training will prepare people to become ‘community peer navigators’ and help them to develop their skills and knowledge. Our training follows an asset-based development approach that means we focus on developing people’s strengths.
About 40 people attended, a mixture of our service users and partners and it was wonderful to get together to celebrate the achievements of our peer navigators and how the project helped them to rebuild their lives here. One of the highlights was listening to our peer navigators stories how the training helped them to find the right path for them and how volunteering helped them to move forward.