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Glasgow Aghan United covid-19 response

EDM (Early Day Motion) 823: tabled on 01 September 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the significant contribution to the Covid-19 pandemic response made by Glasgow Afghan United (GAU); understands that over 500 people have benefitted from GAU's parcels containing cultural food, toiletries and basic necessities; congratulates GAU on transitioning their highly successful educational initiative to an online platform during lockdown to help tackle social isolation as well as benefitting participants’ emotional wellbeing; believes that the online classes include English classes, female empowerment classes, and health, wellbeing and emotional support classes; welcomes the strong uptake of these classes from those in the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities who would otherwise have been unable to attend in person; pays tribute to Abdul Bostani, who is the President of GAU, for coordinating the response, and for his many years of contributing to communities across Glasgow; notes that GAU has been supported by ng homes, the Big Lottery Fund, the Scottish Refugee Council, Foundation Scotland and the Scottish Government Wellbeing Fund; and appreciates that GAU has been supporting Afghan and BAME people since its inception in 2004, and acknowledges the efforts of new Scots more generally in supporting BAME people and everyone in the wider society during these unprecedented times.