Hooner Kelah address the multiple disadvantages faced by South Asian women aged 16 and above.
The project particularly targets women living in Beeston in the South of Leeds and those women living in Harehills in the East of Leeds, two of the most deprived areas of Leeds. The project operates from the Hamara Centre  in Beeston.
Many Hooner Kelah beneficiaries have had little or no experience of training or education from this country, for some women this is the first independent step taken outside of their home. This is particularly the case amongst women who have migrated to England and have no real experience and understanding of the infra-structure of living in this country. Therefore they need a lot of guidance and support in integrating into the wider community. The women experience multiple deprivation, in particular women with language, literacy, numeracy, IT and basic skills needs. It also supports women who need intense support prior to entering into employment or further education through:
- Engaging with disadvantaged women from minority/ethnic backgrounds to overcome barriers they may face in accessing culturally appropriate opportunities.
- Providing appropriate guidance and support
- Provide relevant training, educational learning and skills development opportunities
- To identify future progression into training and employment through.
- Providing continued support and guidance
Our mission is to promote the social inclusion of women from any minority/ethnic background by providing them with culturally appropriate support and services which will enable them to engage in education, learning, and skills development and promote integration into the society.
What we offer
- Basic English Classes
- Basic Conversation Classes
- IT Sessions
- Health & Beauty Sessions
- Employment support
Can only work with women and girls aged 16+