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Foundation Apprentice – Rory Brown

I am currently taking part in a 2-year foundation apprenticeship in software development within my school. A part of this course was to have a week's work placement at a company that works with software, I was placed at Fife Centre for Equalities for my placement. At my time within Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) … Continue reading Foundation Apprentice – Rory Brown

Coming to Fife as an Iranian Woman – Case Study

"My name is Behdokht Eliasieh. I was born in Iran. I finished my high school education in Gonbad, a city in the North of Iran. I was hoping to go to university, this did not happen. There are a lot of applicants and not enough universities. My aunt was in Glasgow and after consultation with … Continue reading Coming to Fife as an Iranian Woman – Case Study

Creating an Accessible Jam Shed – Case Study

FCE were approached by West Fife Enterprise to help them develop an accessible Jam shed. The aim of the shed is to provide an accessible space where people from all walks of life can come together in a relaxed informal setting to play, learn or teach a variety of musical instruments.  The Jam shed is … Continue reading Creating an Accessible Jam Shed – Case Study

Running the Canary Canteen – Case Study

Irene is one of the volunteers at the Canary Canteen, and has lived in High Valleyfield for 12 years. She became a member of Valleyfield Club in 2014 and is now the Chairperson, the key to success behind the canteen is that it's inclusive, open for anyone to join. You can find the full interview … Continue reading Running the Canary Canteen – Case Study

Canary Canteen – Interviews and Stories

The Canary Canteen is a Community Cafe located in High Valleyfield, South-West Fife. We gathered interviews of some of the volunteers and members of the local community to hear their personal stories and what the community cafes mean to them.RobbieIs a volunteer driver for LinkLiving - who also provides one-to-one support for older people, he … Continue reading Canary Canteen – Interviews and Stories

Building Confidence through Volunteering – Case Study

Jennifer is a 35-year-old woman that lives with anxiety and depression. She finds it difficult to meet new people and lacks confidence, especially in social situations. As a consequence, Jennifer is unemployed and feels isolated.     During Diversity week in September 2017, Fife Centre for Equalities(FCE) hosted a family fun day at the High Valleyfield … Continue reading Building Confidence through Volunteering – Case Study

Living with HIV in 2017 – Case study

“When I was diagnosed as HIV positive in November 2010 my initial feelings were of being numb, of feeling I had HIV positive written across my head and that everyone knew I was dirty. I cried myself to sleep. I needed to tell someone and that’s what I did the following day, I called my … Continue reading Living with HIV in 2017 – Case study

Volunteering at the community café one year on – Michael

I began volunteering with the Community Café August 2016, having come along first when the café started in April 2016 just to enjoy the food and meet people.  Within 3 months I started to volunteer with the Café. I helped lay tables, serve food and helped with the washing up. Because of a back injury … Continue reading Volunteering at the community café one year on – Michael