The Evolution and History of British Chinese Workforce
In October 2009, Ming-Ai (London) Institute was awarded a grant from the Government’s new Transformation Fund for informal adult learning, to run “The Evolution and History of British Chinese Work Force” project.
Chungwen Li, the Dean of Ming-Ai, also the Project Manager of the project, said: “This is the second oral history project that Ming-Ai is running this year. We are very happy to be able to provide a new learning method — to acquire new skills and contributing to the community at the same time.”
The recruitment of the voluntary production team for the project started in October 2009; each had specific roles. The most exciting parts of the project are to create history while recording the history, and to present it artistically.
Claire Robinson, Transformation Fund Project Manager on behalf of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE), said: “NIACE is very happy to be supporting the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in the management of the Transformation Fund to fulfil the recommendations of the Government’s Learning Revolution for informal adult learning.”
She continued, “The hundreds of bids we have received have displayed high standards of quality, highlighting the vast breadth of projects that are out there with an adult learning focus. The innovative nature of the winning projects is sure to transform the way adults learn, improving well-being and building confidence along the way. The projects have the potential to not only help individuals, but to benefit communities as well.”