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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/E 8
TitleScheme for a united approach to providing social services in the Colonies
Extent1 file
Date1944-1945
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers including a talk by Rev Dr M. A. C. Warren to Bournemouth Rotarians entitled, 'Barriers to a Better World Christians have the key to open the doors' nd [1944], a memorandum on 'Social Services in the Colonial Empire with special reference to the part which can be played by the Churches and Voluntary Agencies' 1944 and a paper by T. R. Ponsford [National Secretary of South African National Council of YMCAs] entitled, 'The Future of the YMCA in Africa' 1945. Correspondents include Holy Trinity Church, Bournemouth, YMCA, YWCA and Conference of British Missionary Societies. Also including cutting of an article from 'The Record', July 1944, entitled 'Of One Blood?' by Rev A. G Fraser, former Principal, Government College, Achimota.

The scheme, proposed by Dr Max Warren, suggested linking-up of cities in England with cities in Colonial countries whereby an English agency would offer to establish social services, and the linked overseas city would share local knowledge and issues, thus leading to 'a sense of common citizenship'. The services would be those which in the UK were typically provided through voluntary agencies such as clubs, youth organisations 'other than para-military ones', 'cultural activities, thrift societies, and Community Welfare Centres'.
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