As a result of a succesful bid to the EU Leonardo fund , a group of family centre workers from the Uherske Hradiste region of the Czech Republic have just been able to complete a 10 day study visit to the Bridgwater area
The 9 strong group of women came from 3 towns – Uherske Hradiste, Kromeriz and Valasske Mezirici.
During their stay they visited Family centres at Sydenham & Victoria in Bridgwater plus childrens centres in Burnham and Watchet along with other community facilities such as the Hamp Drop in centre, the Recreation youth building and Home Start in Minehead.
A course of English lessons organised by Somerset Skills & Learning accompanied the trip , whilst links with other providers included Sedgemoor District Council, Job Centre Plus and Bridgwater College.
To gain a social and cultural context to their trip the group were also able to attend a musical theatre evening about Equal pay (performed by Mikron theatre co) and take a weekend break in Cornwall where they visited the Eden project.
The trip was organised by Bridgwater International and the funding package was succesfully put together by Dagmar Mega from the Akropolis family centre in Bridgwater’s twin town Uherske Hradiste.