Update – Salford TEK Eagles programme
We were recently awarded funding as part of Salford’s Innovation Grants to deliver the latest strand of our TEK Eagles programme.
The initiative is aimed at improving the digital competencies of the BAME community across Greater Manchester, with previous sessions taking place in Manchester, Oldham and Bury.
We would normally offer TEK Eagles workshops in-person, but due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we have been unable to deliver the programme in our usual manner. The ever-changing lockdown restrictions imposed has meant that there has been a significant difficulty meeting participants face-to-face.
Instead, we have been able to develop an alternative way to deliver our TEK Eagles programme to the Salford community, without compromising on our project outcomes.
With that in mind, we are delighted to announce a digital mini-series and a number of podcasts, helping to raise awareness of COVID-19 while supporting the local community across Greater Manchester.
Over the duration of the project we will provide insight from local BAME GP’s, who will provide a clear understanding of the signs and symptoms of the virus and how to stay safe. In addition, we will look at how the BAME community has been affected, the virus’ impact on mental health, and what life has been like for younger members of our society during lockdown.
In addition, Alchemy Arts will be developing a digital visual aid campaign across social media and other platforms, aimed at the Salford BAME community.
Constantly-changing government messages can sometimes be confusing, causing added stress and anxiety.
Visual aids are so important for messages to sink in to our communities. They are easy to distribute via community WhatsApp groups, and if these messages come from a familiar source, they will likely be taken more seriously.