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Heritage and Inclusion Project

Background of Project

Background of Project

The project creates an opportunity to engage with young multi- cultural women from diverse communities in Edinburgh, promoting social inclusion, learning of different cultures and historical events, and raising awareness to the issues that many young multi- cultural women encounter on a regular basis.


The Inspiration

The research conducted by Action for Children states that many young women from Sikh and Muslim families have limited opportunities to take part in any extra curriculum activities and further education due to cultural barriers with regards to isolation, FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), racial discrimination, radicalisation and social inclusion.


The Process

The project offers a trusting support network that will be a safe place to discuss challenges where staff can support and signpost when necessary. The groups meet weekly at school and work to a programme that focuses on heritage and inclusion.


Service Impact

  • Accreditation to up to 50 hard to reach multi- cultural young women
  • Supports positive destination
  • Delivers cultural awareness through art and film
  • Build self-esteem and confidence
  • Promotes positive identity aspects
  • Delivers awareness of services available to young women focusing on young women’s rights
  • 1-1 support sessions working with vulnerable young women from multi-cultural background
  • Supports refugee and Asylum seekers



The staff at Action for Children have specialist knowledge on working within sensitive issues within culture and religion working in a sensitive manner throughout project.


Potential Case Studies

There are several case studies available on request.


Social Benefits as a result of the work of the service

The social benefits are that the project works with young women who are at risk of no positive destination, isolation and mental health issues.