Spectrum – learning and
by Rob Smith
I went to meet Adel Hassan, co-ordinator
of what is becoming a prime centre of community activity,
education and convenience to those it serves. Adel is eager
to promote a new project, Access to Employment for Arabic
speakers, being developed for those who use this centre.
Adel sees a need for this project, as he sees
unemployment amongst Arabic-speaking members of this community
as very, very high.
"This is due to many reasons Rob, mainly
the lack of knowledge in our English employment procedure
as well as the language both becoming a major barrier."
The Spectrum Centre already caters for English-speaking
classes and works in close conjunction with Sheffield College
on English-speaking and writing courses and their accreditations.
The centre is open from 10am until 3pm and the
access to employment programme will run from Monday to Friday.
Adel is also keen to stress that the centre’s doors
are open for the use of many other community groups, who wish
to hold functions, meetings, parties or celebrations.
For further information or booking feel free
to contact Adel Hassan at the Spectrum Centre, 105 Brunswick
Road, S3 9LQ or on 275 4571.
The project also has a website at: