Gaelic speakers offered opportunity to learn about social enterprise in native tongue

Gaelic speakers offered opportunity to learn about social enterprise in native tongue
Social Enterprise Academy
03.02.12

Gaelic embodies a nation.

It is more than just a language. It is the basis of a culture that traces its roots back to a rich ancestry of Celtic peoples on the north west fringe of Europe. It is the beating heart of the Gaidhealtachd.

Gaelic is also an important resource for the economic development of the Highlands and Islands, it is the special ingredient of its indigenous music, literature and theatre.

To support the growth of sustainable Gaelic communities, enterprises and community organisations the Social Enterprise Academy, with support from Comunn na Gàidhlig, is recruiting Gaelic speakers to join their network of tutors.

The Academy has a strong presence in the Highlands & Islands. It has already delivered programmes on 15 different islands and in many remote mainland communities.

David Bryan, the project manager in the Highlands and Islands said:

"We have tried to work with key partners locally, as they help us to make our provision culturally appropriate.This also why we are committed to offering our learning in Gaelic medium."

It will give social entrepreneurs and community leaders in the Gaidhealtachd the option of learning in their native tongue. This project has the potential to enrich the work of many organisations and communities across the Highlands and Islands."

At the moment, the Academy’s Gaelic project is still in its nascent stages and a search for Gaelic speakers with a background in entrepreneurship, social enterprise or leadership is under way.

Suitable candidates will travel to Pitlochry in April to learn the skills they need to facilitate Social Enterprise Academy programmes.

For more details contact david@theacademy-ssea.org | 01463 238 088.