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Heritage and Inclusion Project

The Journey

The Journey

The Action for Children Heritage and Inclusion project is continually helping to reduce levels of isolation felt by multi-cultural young women in Edinburgh.


The Journey of Heritage and Inclusion Project

The charity’s ‘Heritage Project’ sees young women from multi-cultural backgrounds spend time researching and developing heritage learning using oral histories, archives and art collections, allowing them to become much more aware of their own heritage and increase their participation within their own communities.

The duration of the project is two years and over this course of the project, the charity is working with more than fifty young women in four secondary schools in the capital. Since being launched in the summer of 2015, it has been described as having made a “huge difference to my life” by a young woman the service is working with gaining Duke of Edinburgh Awards.



A lasting legacy is subsequently being created through the sharing of learnings with class mates, peers, benefactors’ and the wider community through a series of public events and exhibitions as well as documentary films.



The project takes place at 4 Edinburgh secondary schools:

  • The Royal High School
  • Broughton High School
  • Drummond Community High School
  • Portobello High School