Broughton Primary School visit

We had a great visit from Broughton Primary School children as part of our joint community Growing and Cooking project growing colourful crops in school playgrounds such as peas, sweetcorn and sunflowers.

Thank you so much for coming to visit us to learn what we do as well as for bringing some amazing basil with you! We look forward to growing plenty of tasty and colourful things over the coming months!

Most recent newsletter from our Around The World Nursery social enterprise in Edinburgh!


http://aroundtheworldnursery.co.uk/

The art of Saheliya

The Refugee Festival of Scotland 2019

Saheliya is celebrating Refugee Festival Scotland 2019 with an inter-generational event organised by Saheliya’s Champions for Change Women’s Group. This will be a great day for the Champions to showcase and celebrate their wonderful works achieved through different projects.

The art exhibition will take place on Thursday June 20 at Saheliya community centre (G21 1YL) from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.

This event is open to women only and by invitation. 

Please contact info@saheliya.co.uk or Dinna@saheliya.co.uk with any enquiries.

There is parking at the venue and it is just besides the main bus routes 57, 88 and 89. At the venue, there is no lift, just stairs to access the first floor of the building.

Refugee Festival Scotland is an annual arts and culture festival that celebrates the contribution refugees make to Scottish society. The festival is coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council. Visit refugeefestivalscotland.co.uk for more information

Saheliya Play & Learn Centre

You are a rainbow of possibilities.

At Saheliya, we are very proud to announce that our new nursery centre in Glasgow is up and running! The new Saheliya Play and Learn Centre in the River Clyde city offers very experienced staff that focus on encouraging children to explore by themselves whilst helping them to increase their knowledge. The team shall include different nationalities and cultural backgrounds as to provide the highest possible efficiency in the communication process with all the children and families.

For more information on location and timetables, please, click here to download the brochure. Have a look at their Facebook page to check out the nursery layout and all the fun for the kids.

Paul Sweeney on our new Saheliya Childcare Social Enterprise

Champions for Change

In partnership with the Mental Health Foundation of Scotland

We are incredibly proud of this video that our Champions for Change group did, in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation Sawti project, which raises awareness of mental health and wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers through arts and mentoring schemes.

As part of this project a book of stories and poems was also produced, which we are excited to share in due course. 
We would like to thank the always wonderful Amal Azzudin for all her commitment and support throughout the whole project!

To learn more about Odile, Rato and Jaan click here

“We are warriors
and survivors
We are Scotland
We are a community
We are listening 
fighting and learning
We are moody 
and sometimes depressed”

Access2Safety

Saheliya’s new Social Enterprise

We all deserve Access to Safety. But, when you need to talk about forced marriage, domestic abuse, FGM, rape… you need someone you can trust. Someone who really speaks your language.

That’s where we come in.

Click here to find more about Access2Safety

We are very exited to introduce you to our brand new social enterprise service. It is dedicated to provide specialist language support to women whose first lanuage isn’t English to navigate any difficulties that may appear due to language barriers.

Greening Grey Britain Campaign

Read about the wonderful project we did in partnership with AHR and RHS- Royal Horticultural Society to transform our garden. This Greening Grey Britain campaign helps organisations supporting young people to transform grey spaces in local communities into thriving neighbourhood places for people and wildlife.

We couldn’t be happier with the result!  Click here for the full article.

 

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New Vacancy- Social Enterprise Manager

Role:Social Enterprise Manager
Location: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Hours: Full time 35 hours per week, job share option is also a possibility for this role
Pay: £34,387.50
Deadline for applications:  Monday 18th December 2017 (2pm)

Interview date: Wednesday 20th December  2017

Purpose of the Job:
To oversee and develop social enterprise childcare services in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and sewing and market gardening social enterprises in Glasgow.  Increase income generation so that all social enterprise activities are fully self-sustaining by the end of June 2019. The aim is to maximise childcare places available locally, skills development, and employment of BME women facing barriers to the job market including those affected by gender based abuse, homelessness, trafficking and organised violence.

Application Pack:
Job Description
Application Form
Equality Monitoring Form

Closing date for applications is Monday 18th December 2018 (2pm)

For any other information please contact us on 0131 556 9302 or info@saheliya.co.uk

Address: Recruitment, Saheliya, 125 McDonald Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4NW.

YWCA- 30 under 30 Inspiring Women in Scotland

We are very honored that our Young Saheliya service has been nominated as one of the YWCA – The Young Women’s Movement 30 under 30 Inspiring Women in Scotland finalists!


butterfliesPlease see here what they have written about us! 

 

Glasgow Creche Opening Soon

We are excited to have our new creche provision opening in Glasgow soon.
This service will run to support the classes’ and event’s taking place at our Glasgow premises.

Keep watching this place for more exciting news from Glasgow!

For further information please contact:
Ruqaiya Khan at playandlearn@saheliya.co.uk
or call our Glasgow office on 01415526540

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Art Exhibition

Join us for an evening celebrating the artwork made by the wonderful  women at Saheliya who attended community conversations in Glasgow.

When: Wednesday 10th May 2017 from 6pm-8pm
Location: University of Glasgow
RSVP: Please make sure you RSVP to aazzudin@mentalhealth.org.uk

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Every Woman Super Woman 2

Please join us for a preview of our upcoming exhibition Every Woman Super Woman 2, running from 4.30pm to 6.00pm this Friday 31st March 2017 at Stills Centre for Photography in Edinburgh.
It’s free and all are welcome!

For the past 8 months a group of young women from Saheliya have been creating photographic work inspired by art works which featured in Edinburgh Art Festival 2016. Every Woman Super Woman has been exhibited at Glasgow Women’s Library and Edinburgh Central Library Art and Design Department. Now we would like to present the second edition – because every super hero has a sequel!

…Can’t make this day… The exhibition itself will run from the 1st to the 9th of April 2017, from 11am to 6pm (though at certain times access will be restricted so please phone ahead to check times).

Venue address: Stills Centre for Photography, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
Exhibition dates: Preview on 31st March from 4.30pm- 6.00pm,
Exhibition itself will run from 1st to the 9th April.

EWSW 2

Vote for Young Saheliya’s “Drop the Mike” Project!

Young Saheliya Team’s “Drop the Mike” project  has managed to get through to the second stage (voting stage) of Choose Youth Work. This is brilliant as it means Young Saheliya could get funding towards creating a series of very exciting podcasts.

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Here is their short project introduction: 
“The Young Black and Minority Ethnic Girls will produce a series of podcasts that will explore issues and topics regarding the experiences of young BME women. The podcasts will include interviews, reports and offer a platform for young people to share experiences.”

All young people aged between 11-21 living in Edinburgh can choose 3 projects from 16 to allocate funding.

Online voting and a summary of the projects is here: https://edinburgh.participare.io
and the direct link to Young Saheliya’s project is here:
Vote for “Drop the Mike”

Voting is now open, and will close at 5pm on Monday 27 March 2017.

Good luck Young Saheliya Team!

Saheliya receives RBS Inspiring Women in Enterprise Grant

Thank you to everyone that voted for Saheliya.  We are grateful to RBS for receiving our Inspiring Women in Enterprise Grant.

Around the World Mobile Creche Service

A new Mobile Crèche service is operating in and around Edinburgh!!

Around the World are happy to announce their new mobile crèche service.

Call us today to get a quote!!

For more information visit Around The World Nursery/ Events Mobile Creche

Mobie creche service

BACP shortlists Saheliya for the ‘Adaptations to Counselling’ Award (2012) as one of the top three candidates in the United Kingdom

bacp logo.For the second year in a row, Saheliya’s counselling service was shortlisted for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Award.

Whereas in 2011 Saheliya was highly commended by the judging panel in the award category ‘Innovation in Counselling and Psychotherapy’, in the 2012 competition, the Saheliya counselling service was one out of only three top UK candidates shortlisted for the ‘Adapting Services’ award.

This year’s competition had been the busiest, with the largest number of applications from counselling organizations across the UK. Saheliya’s success in being shortlisted as one of the top three in this category speaks of our long-lasting commitment to supporting our clients holistically in order to promote their well-being.

Details of Saheliya’s nomination and shortlisting can be found in BACP’s monthly publication ‘Therapy Today’ for March 2013