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Wales Africa Community Links visit Fantalle
April 25th, 2012 | Author: Fiona
Last week Labata Fantalle was lucky enough to receive a visit from Craig Owen, the Programme Manager of Wales Africa Community Links Network. The Wales Africa initiative is a movement for change; involving local people and communities in making poverty history through inspiring, practical action. Craig was accompanied by Tracy Pallant a filmmaker who has worked with the Addis based Gemini Foundation for the past 12 years and Alison McGann who works withValley and Vale Community Arts in South Wales.
Community links are voluntary groups working together in partnership between Wales and Africa – through exchanges, learning and sharing – to broaden horizons, friendships and to improve each others communities. Community links aim to change lives, with benefits to communities both north and south. Wales Africa Community Links is managed by WCVA and funded by the Welsh Assembly Government's Wales for Africa scheme. To find out more click here. The purpose of the visit was to make connections with linking initiatives, to explore how communities in Wales and Africa can learn more from each other, to inspire improved practices in linking, and look for ways to promote southern partner-led, participatory approaches to community development priorities. The team visited the Labata Fantalle community garden site in Galcha, visited some of the villages in Dhebiti and spent time talking to Mohammed, the project coordinator. To see Craig's first blog post 'Climate change, the Karrayyu and community participation', click here. For the second blog post 'Livelihoods through Labata Fantalle', click here. During the visit they also shot footage and interviews about about the work of Labata to use in a film about Wales Africa community links. The film will be screened in Wales this summer and used to raise awareness of the scheme. We look forward to strengthening out links with the Wales Africa initiative in the near future.