Thursday, 1 December 2011

stART up Project Women's Group


Magazine development-

The women have really moved on now, having produced numerous articles about a range of topics from recipes to childcare and culture, asylum issues to Female Genital Mutilation. A range of visual narratives and artwork have also been compiled and we are looking forward to publishing these in the 4WORD online and printed magazine shortly.

A range of other skills have also been developed such as language, marketing and promotion and project development. The women have really been enjoying the experience.

Women's singing group-

 
Well it's definately coming together now and more and more women are getting involved. The group will be performing in the 18th December event and celebrating the richness of cultures and unity that they bring. A group that started with 3 hesitant, but really with interested women, has grown in numbers to a full choir style set-up. Well done Andrew who has been organising the group as a volunteer, and to Olinga and Emily for their support as volunteers too.

Of course a big thanks to Jan and Siobhan in the Women's Group for helping us make it happen.

ESOL & cookery classes-

Through the support of SOLA staff and fantastic volunteers, we have been delivering informal ESOL class being such an integral part of bringing people from different cultures together, this element of the stART up Project has gone down a treat with the group.
On some days we have had as many as 35 women involved!

One of the various outcomes of this delivery is an opportunity for 3 sets of women to run cookery demonstrations at the stART up multi-cultural celebration event on 18th December at Toxteth Library. There will be a range of food presented and tasting including such as Iranian food. Yummmm!
For this, we are delivering several training sessions in presentation skills and health & safety for the women presenting and really look forward to the event, when we will be able with you to taste the dishes and learn how to cook the recipes.

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