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Lottery grant helps unemployed Bangladeshi community
5:44pm Tuesday 10th July 2012 in Local News
UNEMPLOYED members of the Bangldeshi community across Essex have taken up a range training courses thanks to lottery funding.
The Essex Bangladeshi Welfare Association, based in Thorpe Bay, were given a £7,497 Awards for All grant to help the most needy members of their community improve their employability.
Training sessions on offer include food and hygiene, first aid training, health and safety and swimming.
Altaf Hussain, association secretary, said: "This award will make a real difference to the needy members of our community, providing them with the chance of a full time job.
"It is anticipated that regular swimming will make a significant contribution in reducing diseases like diabetes, increased cholesterol levels, imbalanced blood pressure and depression.
"We are thrilled to be able to start helping our members which would not have been possible without this grant."