Asha Neighbourhood Project

09 December 2015

“There is a strong Bangladeshi community in Beeston, Leicester, but until now there haven't been many opportunities for us women to get involved. A lot of us have felt cut off from the wider community and so we wanted to do something to help other women like us.

"The Prerona project has two strands. There is a group of women who are taking part in workshops to boost our confidence and learning skills such as mentoring and safeguarding. We are then going out into the community to visit older women in their homes, to help them around the house and spend time talking to them. It's great to feel that we are helping others and doing something positive. It makes us feel better too."

Farzana Latif

Here’s what some of the other members of the group have been saying:

"I have gained knowledge and experience by coming to Asha and volunteering with Prerona." Suara Akhtar

"I am happy to work with everyone, I really enjoyed working with others." Hena Begum

“I made new friends. I am confident in speaking and communicating with others." Rahima Khanom

“I am really proud that I am volunteering at Prerona project." Musammat Mushahida Begum

"I feel good every time I come to Asha." Rabia Khattun

“I have gained more confidence by coming to Asha sessions. I like Asha activities. We forget our worries when we are amongst other people." Fultara Begum

Asha Neighbourhood Project has been awarded £34,856 to run the Prerona project by People’s Health Trust using money raised by HealthAmaze through The Health Lottery.

To see more pictures from the project, click here.

Read about news from the Trust here.


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