Hello Sentinel Readers!
Our new Community Development Worker Shasta is starting with us today and we decided to have a quick chat with her to let everyone know the kind of work she will be doing and to introduce her to everyone!
My name is Shasta and I am the community development worker for the Digital Sentinel. It’s my first day today!
My role is to further develop the digital community news site for Wester Hailes. This would involve raising awareness of the Digital Sentinel in Wester Hailes and within the local community. We want to get even more people involved with sharing local stories and activities. We will be recruiting more volunteers and community reporters to create and share local content. This will be as well as working with the Digital Sentinel steering group which is made of local partners and local people.
Alongside this I work with SCOREscotland as their Equalities Engagement officer and I have done so for 3.5 years. I have wide ranging experience in working in Wester Hailes already with community based work, in particular around community safety; and partnership work with the different agencies in and around the South West.
I’m really looking forward to this new role and meeting more of the local community. Come and say Hi if you see me out and about!