Last time we met we discussed several great projects. See the post of that meeting for more info.
Now I am about to revisit the camp in order to:
- Gather follow up evaluation data based on the 5 factors of well-being used in New Cross Connected Communities research so that I can write up the work and we can seek further funding
- Get permissions from those people in the video so we can use it more widely
- Progress the first two of the projects below that we feel is most ready for implementation
I really hope you can come along and share ideas, contribute new thoughts, bring this alive!
Bilingual Youth: Bring together young people in London learning Arabic and young people in the camp who want to learn English. Involve library donations and understanding of Arabic literature. Leader: Soile
Knitting / Craft circles: create easy entry, safe neighbourhood eg per block where women can gather in each others houses on a rotation basis to spend an hour doing craftwork together. Leader: Kitty
Music with children: create a combined choir sharing songs between Edmund Waller and school in the camp. To sing together via live streaming and to send recordings of each other singing each other’s songs. Leader: Byron?
‘Barn-raising’: create action focus for men to come together and redress their sense of powerlessness to protect and provide for their families. Eg build a children’s playground together, build a shaded seating area by water tap. Leader: tbc but Anshu will kick off
Peace Rocks: have peace rock dipping events during Feb for display during festival. Leader: Catherine