We ran a one year project to increase the involvement of women in Southall particularly BME women in sport & physical activity. The London Community Foundation funded this project. Activities included:
5 courses over 10 weeks on Bhangra Aerobics, Bollywood dancing
2 Courses over 5 weeks on Bhangra for fitness
2 courses of 2 hours taster sessions on Bhangra for all
We engaged over 100 women with low self esteem to engage into an informal learning in order to raise their confidence & will eventually help them to tackle their problem of feelings of isolation, rejection and exclusion.
Our project made a huge difference to our service users. Some of the differences that came out very strongly were:
- Increased physical activity
- Increase in Self esteem and Confidence
- Improved social life, made more friends
- Improved participation in informal learning.
We did feedback sessions at the end of the each course. A continuous demand and high attendance at the courses was another way of finding out how much difference our project has made.