OUR CURRENT PROJECTS
MY RECIPE, MY STORY
BOLLYWOOD DANCE FOR CHILDREN
BOLLYWOOD DANCE FOR WOMEN
HEALTH & WELLBEING FOR MUSLIM WOMEN
MEN’S HEALTH IMPROVEMENT AND EMPOWERMENT
Over the course of ten weeks, we ran a programme to support men with both physical exercise and health education. Our fifteen participants developed understandings of a wide range of topics including healthy eating; understand food labels; how to prevent diabetes; training a healthy heart; the benefits of exercise; tips to quit smoking; when to go to the doctor; managing stress; dealing with insomnia; and comfort eating.
OUR FORMER PROJECTS
FACES IN WESTMINSTER
`Faces in Westminster’ was an oral history project documenting the migration histories of early migrants to Central London, managing language barriers, cultural differences and religious obligations. We interviewed them on various struggles and obstacles with not only adapting their lives but with raising a new generation of British Bengalis. In the early stages of this community’s integration, Bengali families displayed many hopes and fears of settling in a culture that was very different from their own. As a research team, we sought to understand how they were empowered, how they built their confidence and how they enacted their courage to participate in local community matters, maintaining their own culture and family life whilst balancing it with the demands of a new culture. Our group of 23 young people were trained to collect their memories and compile it all for a physical publication and launch event at the House of Commons.
For more information, visit out project website: http://www.facesinwestminster.co.uk
From our own informal research, we found that many families are not able to support their children according to their needs. Without the option to travel and enjoy a vacation, many of these young people had little opportunity to enjoy their Summer Holidays. Our Summer Programme delivered packages full of a range of activities such as potentials for outings, cooking and family picnic ideas, film projects and many more. Approximately 89 children and 50 parents and guardians participated in the summer programme.
Lots of local and even national identifiers have found that most primary school children are facing difficulties with their health such as obesity, a lack of exercise and unhealthy eating. With a group of around 60 children, we provide a Bollywood Dance programme in-conjunction with Gateway Academy and Christ Church Primary School.
THE BEAUTY OF DIVERSITY IN CHURCH STREET
A unique project, celebrating the legacy of community cohesion and the life and work of Mr Henry Sylvester Williams, the first black councillor. Mr Henry Sylvester Williams was one of the first black men to practice as a barrister and was elected to public office in Marylebone Borough Council in 1906 from the Church Street area. The Church Street Ward is situated in Westminster Council and is one of the most deprived wards in UK; however, the population of this ward is very diverse and vibrant.
Through this project an open-air event has been organised for all residents of Church Street neighbourhood and celebrate the historical legacy of community cohesion. Approximately 30 young people were helping in this project and they worked very effectively to produce the publication.