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April 18th, 2014

Easter times

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been making the most of the Easter holidays and the sunshine they’ve brought with them by getting out and about with some of our girls. We had the pleasure of hosting a self defense workshop run by Liz and Pete Anderson from Inner Change. It was interesting to [...]

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April 11th, 2014

Cooking Club Celebration

Our first Cooking Club group has successfully completed their course. And to celebrate we took the group for a meal at a restaurant on the Southbank. We got the tube to Embankment and walked across the bridge, checking out the sights on the way and waving at the boats. None of the girls had been [...]

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March 28th, 2014

Broadening Horizons

On Wednesday this week we took two young women to visit the Spotlight Youth Centre. This is a new Arts Centre for young people in Poplar, offering state of the art facilities and specialist instructors in a whole range of arts based activities. We got the bus together with our girls, from Bethnal Green to [...]

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March 17th, 2014

Love

This week at Girls Club was an opportunity for the young women to show off their artistic skills as we painted some beautiful canvases. The girls were asked to come up with a word that was important to them, such as ‘family’ or ‘hope’, and produce a painting based around that. Some of the girls [...]

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March 7th, 2014

Why I love this picture

I love this picture. It captures for me some of what Canaan Project is about. I love the diversity represented. Every one of the girls in this picture has a different cultural heritage and therefore life experiences and expectations. Yet in this instance they are not being defined by their difference but by what they [...]

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