We’re really excited to tell everyone about the latest development in our Women’s Empowerment Project – and even more excited to see what develops from it.
The Women’s Empowerment Project is a key part of our work at Glasgow Afghan United and we’re so proud of everything our members have accomplished in language skills, practical abilities and mental health and wellbeing.
We’ve now launched a brand new Arts & Crafts Workshop to compliment the rest of the project’s activities.
It’s a totally new enterprise for us and we’re already inspired by the beautiful artworks that participants are producing.
Each person has been provided with a bumper pack of easy-to-use materials to unleash her creativity – that’s canvases, sketching kits, acrylic paints and more in bright and beautiful canvas bags.
It’s all thanks to the generous support of our partners ng Homes and the Big Lottery Fund, as well as the Scottish Government.
During the six-week run, which is led by Hossay Zazai and Khalida Bostani, members are guided to produce wonderful, original pieces in clay, paint and more during 90 minute sessions.
We’ve been so impressed that each week we’ll choose winners who will be sent prizes for their kitchens. In the first week the prize was a pressure cooker, in the second it will be a cutlery set, in the third and fourth, well, you’ll have to wait and see.
We’d love to share some of the pieces with you here to give you a taste of what our creative members are capable of. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next.