Proverbs 31:25 “She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future.”
This project started in September 2019 and was born out of a vision to see Afghan women in Leeds honoured, empowered and equipped to be the best they can be. However, other women from Kurdish, Middle Eastern and North African backgrounds also come.
We run weekly interactive sessions at Leeds Refugee Forum focussed around activities, including beauty therapy, women’s health, parenting skills, emotional well-being, citizenship issues, employability, social issues etc. We hope to see women supported, cared for and built up, growing in confidence and able to integrate well in society.
The aim is to generate an atmosphere of fun, friendship, security and inclusiveness where English conversation and improving English skills is also a by-product.
Give thanks for:
• Funding from Leeds City Council’s Language Hub for this year 2019-2020.
• A great team of volunteers from diverse backgrounds and faiths.
• Women to be encouraged, grow in hope & confidence and improve English skills.
• More funding to be secured for 2020-2021, with some pay for the volunteers included.