The Many Voices Women’s Group is an evolution of our Many Voices work with young EAL speakers.
Delivered in partnership with CARAS in Tooting, we work with newly arrived women from a range of countries to build language, independence and employability skills, and aid integration into British life and culture, supporting participants to take positive steps towards starting a new life in the UK.
Many of the women taking part are waiting for decisions on their refugee status; they are keen to work and achieve the independence this will grant them. Through this programme we mitigate the feelings of frustration and isolation newly arrived women can feel as friendships are formed, as well as building up their toolkit of skills and confidence to thrive once their refugee status is granted.
In 2021 The Many Voices Women’s Group has been meeting weekly online. The group made the below film over Summer 2021 and shows how they spent their time together focussing on love, friendship, happiness & hope. Through this film, members of the group reflect on things that have lifted their spirits during the pandemic, and share with viewers and each other important words & phrases from their own languages.
Supported by the Wandsworth Grant Fund