by Kathleen Stokes
If you’ve been following us this far, you’ve probably noticed that a big part of Maslaha’s work has been based around sharing and learning. Sharing – whether information, stories or expertise – helps us to project ideas that are and have been important to people and to disseminate key knowledge for the benefit of others. Learning comes for hearing this information and translating it to fit within the contexts that we face individually and on a wider level.
To date we have produced work addressing needs in health, connecting diverse ideas in education and highlighting women across time and geography. In every project, collaboration has proven key to our success and impact.
As we gear up for the summer, we are looking into new and exciting ways of developing this approach. Building upon I Can Be She and our new campaign TenSquared, we will be taking this platform further to engage with women and support their own expressions and storytelling. Collaborating with local organisations like the Kiran Project, we are developing a series of workshops which will facilitate skills development in arts and media for women. Guided by the needs and interests of the women and organisations we are working with, we look forward to seeing the creative results from this experience and its impact within local communities.
It is early days yet so watch this space for more information and please contact us if you are interested in helping to set up or participate in a workshop.