Ensemble Manchester
French Supplementary School




Heritage Project 2018 - 2019

Unity and Community in Football: Celebrating Cameroonian Heritage

Early in 2018 Ensemble was delighted to receive a grant from the Lottery Heritage Fund.  The project, aimed to explore the culture of Manchester residents with a Central African background, particularly Cameroonian.

The project helps young people connect with their heritage, research family history, and focus on unity, sharing with the people of Manchester, particularly through a love of football and includes the following activities:

  • Training in oral history gathering for young people
  • Learning about the history of Cameroon
  • Learning about Cameroonian football heroes
  • Learning about the national and international representation on male and female Cameroonian national teams
    • Music and drama workshops using oral histories to inspire creative work
    • Creation and performance of a play
    • Organisation of an exhibition around the 1990 World Cup Cameroonian national team
  • Young people interviewing elders on 

    The project started with a celebration of the Cameroon National Day on Saturday 19th May 2018 at the Victoria Mill Community Centre.  Young people of the Cameroonian Community wore the colours of the National Football team to take part in a friendly game with local team Moston Tigers at Park View School football pitch.  

"It is not Wrong to Go Back for that which , You have forgotten" 


 Collaborative Action Plan:  The Bisong Foundation , VUKA (Veterans UK Association) and Ensemble Manchester 

Bringing Younger &Older Generations of French Speaking African Countries Together, Support them in Researching, exploring and preserving their Heritage

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