Amina – the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre
“I didn’t used to go out as I didn’t know anyone, but this broke my isolation and increased my confidence to talk to people."
Before this project, some of the women involved felt isolated because of cultural and language barriers, but through Building Bridges they are socialising with other women and making new friends.
Women involved in the project decided that the first session should be a lunch club so that everyone had a chance to chat, hear about the project and come up with ideas for future workshops.
A steering group has been formed to help design and deliver the project.
Some members have volunteered to lead workshops so that they can share their knowledge and skills with other women in the group.
In the long-term, the project hopes to support the employability of members, many of whom experience legal, language and cultural barriers to accessing work.
“I didn’t used to go out as I didn’t know anyone, but this broke my isolation and increased my confidence to talk to people. I came here and I really like it. This is a good opportunity for me to meet and communicate with other people. This is my place, for me.” - Volunteer
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