Social Activities and Celebrations

We try to arrange different activities for women and to make these as relevant as possible. We hold karaoke evenings, film and popcorn shows and cook and eat evenings at the project to encourage women to learn new skills and to facilitate social interaction. We hold pampering sessions and ask volunteers to assist with hairdressing and beauty treatments to help women feel cared for and valued. We try to make celebrations such as Valentine’s Day, Easter and Halloween as special as we can and also encourage women to celebrate festivals such as Eid, Diwali and Hanukkah so we can encourage learning about different religions and cultures.
We keep a database of women’s birthdays and whenever possible we arrange for a card signed by staff, volunteers and other women; a birthday cake with candles and a small gift to be presented on the day or as near to the day as possible.