Aan Dheelno!/Let’s Play! Was a bilingual (English & Somali) play project for children aged 2+ funded by Bristol City Council’s Originators Fund and facilitated and organised by Maddie McGowan and Saada Jamale who together run a Somali/English conversation club.
I was hired by Maddie to record audio from the workshops and create a short podcast to reflect the content we covered, and hopefully help the Somali community in Bristol secure more funding for projects like this in the future.
I took a collaborative and hands on approach to this process, getting involved with playing and learning new games with the children and parents, and trying to learn a bit of Somali and chat to folks involved.
You can listen to the resulting podcast below.