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ERIC Number: EJ800052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
More than an Exercise Class
Stanistreet, Paul
Adults Learning, v19 n7 p29-31 Mar 2008
This article describes a project to improve the health and quality of life of minority ethnic communities in the West Midlands. The project demonstrates the difference adult learning can make to agendas such as health and community cohesion. "Tandrusti" is a Punjabi word meaning a sound condition of the body or mind. It's also the name of a unique project that is using a community-education approach to promote the benefits of physical activity and healthy living to members of black and minority ethnic communities in Dudley. Aside from improving people's quality of life, the project has had other demonstrable positive impacts, fostering greater interaction between people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, promoting individuals' independence and prompting people to become more involved in training and volunteering activities. Learners have been developing their English language skills through the project's embedded basic skills work, and gained in confidence, making appointments with medical professionals and accessing health services unaided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom