Update July 2020
Greetings to you wherever you are in the world. This is such a strange time, so stay safe and be kind. It's easy to feel angry about delays and changes, but it doesn't really help.
At present our main focus is researching the shared histories and links between communities and countries, and telling these stories using a range of approaches working with poets, teachers, authors, academics and entertainers.
Yasus Afari keeps in close touch and is working on the 'Building Bridges' poetry project, showcasing the poetry written by students and teachers he met at schools in North Wales and in Jamaica.
We are also currently exploring the links that Wales has around the world, as well as exploring ways to celebrate Welsh Language and Culture.
We work with a wide range of organisations and schools, including Arts Council Wales, (see Cwtch), Race Council Cymru, Rotary International and Wales International/ Cymru a'r Byd.
THANK YOU / DIOLCH YN FAWR to the National Heritage Lottery Fund for supporting our application to research the story of 'From Sheep to Sugar: Welsh Wool and Slavery'. Check out www.welshplains.cymru for links to the project's bilingual sites.
DIOLCH YN FAWR / THANK YOU
to the Rhona Reid Trust for support with the 'Building Bridges'
Project - website under construction!
THANK YOU / DIOLCH YN FAWR to the Welsh Government for additional support for the "Geriau Windrush Words" project and also "Caribbean Connections"
and "Tenke" / Thank You to YASUS AFARI for your support in carrying out the Jamaica Wales Alliance Community Black History Month community tour in Wales in October 2019.
Learning Links was developed initially 10 years ago, see "Remembering 2007 in 2017".
Now our research and projects cover an even wider spectrum, as we identify new links and opportunities for research by community based volunteers in countries and communities around the world.
Please use this site to explore how we can link with your interests, by finding out about the projects and activities we have been involved in, and also about some of the ideas we have for developing some of these threads and the new challenges we are taking on.
We are always delighted to hear from people interested in our work and activities! There are many ways to explore and share stories, please contact us if you have an idea or suggestions to make.
Here are members of the Learning Links International Jamaican delegation who visited the Denbigh and Flintshire Agricultural Show held in North Wales each August. In August 2020 we have plans for a Welsh Delegation to visit the Denbigh Agricultural Show in Jamaica. Get your name on the list through "Contact us"!
NB Currently we have most of our work based in Wales. We are updating our website with the intention of presenting more information in English and Welsh.