My Creative Skills Project
Creating Ground CIC and Greenwich Migrant Hub started conversations in August 2016 to devise a project for the hub visitors.
Creating Ground created questionnaires that were then given to the hub visitors to explore their needs and interests. On the basis of their answers, Creating Ground designed the project "My Creative Skills" aimed at a group of migrant women.
This is the first project that Creating Ground has organised for the local community so it has been really exciting times for the organisation.
The expected outcomes for the participants were to:
Improve confidence and self-esteem
Socialize and expand their network
Improve communication skills
Learn new things useful to them and their families
Release stress and find inspiration through a creative process
The project run for 8 weeks from October to December 2016. The sessions took place at the Woolwich Common Community Centre.
Participants were encouraged to share their skills and co-teach/assist in class.
Sessions were finalized and decided together with them according to their needs and aspirations.
During the sessions we produced different art work (journals, cards, felt) whilst learning about each other, our challenges, health services in Greenwich and volunteering thinking at action points to improve our situation.
Please see the project leaflet
The participants have showed an interest in becoming involved in future projects.
We had a meeting at the beginning of January to see if and how they could help Creating Ground in different capacities. Hopefully, this will mean that they will become active part of the organization.
Creating Ground and Greenwich Migrant Hub are now applying for funding to run the project again for more women.
Creating Ground is running a similar pilot project for Action for Refugees in Lewisham from January to April 2017 and will seek funding to run the workshops with AFRIL as well.