Delivered by Bread and Roses
“Bread and Roses” is a women refugees and asylum seekers project focusing on floristry.
The project focuses on women of all ages including young adults, Black, Asian and people of colour and Refugees/Asylum seekers/Immigrants, who are some of the marginalised groups of beneficiaries we want to reach.
We awarded “Bread and Roses” a grant as it meets our Small Grant Scheme’s “Arts & Cultural Activities to Build Skills” priority.
Nine participants referred by refugee organisations across London join a programme that combines vocational training in floristry with practical skill building in conversational English. The programme also builds critical skills such as confidence, communication skills, teamwork and creative thinking.
Each weekly workshop finishes with an information session on UK support services, with the aim of increasing participants’ understanding of how to access support in areas including education, training, health and employment.
Increasing understanding of services so that participants are able to actively consider what support they may need in their future is an important way to build confidence and aspiration in women from refugee backgrounds. In the environments we create, women meet a supportive group of peers and put themselves out of their comfort zone to learn a new skill, without fear of judgement.
After completing a programme, participants become part of our alumni network, where we continue to share opportunities to use their new skills, such as helping to deliver Christmas wreath-making workshops to generate funds for future programmes.
Our programme aims to :
To take part, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see wearebreadandroses.com.
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