Southall Project

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.