We have been developing an Art Club for women at our Community Centre in Larnaca, Cyprus which is bringing about 12 refugee and asylum-seeking women from different cultural backgrounds to the sessions. It is a long-term programme and runs every Thursday morning. Through the power of art, All4Aid supports displaced women not only to improve their sense of well-being and confidence, but also to engage with each other, to support each other, to learn about each other’s cultures as well as to teach each other new skills.
The women who participate have come from Afghanistan, Ukraine, Congo, Cameroon and Kurdistan. Though they are from different countries, they all share the experience of having to flee their homes and trying to adapt to a new reality that they didn’t ask for as asylum seekers. We believe that art can be a powerful tool to reduce stress while promoting social engagement and self-expression.
Programmes like the Art Club are made possible by your generous donations. To support this All4Aid programme and others like it, please click here. Thank you for your support!