In addition to the regular activities and support we give our women and their families, Al-Hasaniya also holds regular events to promote our work, our cultural heritage and to empower our women and ensure their voices are heard.
The Language of Friendship and Love – House of Lords, London
House of Lords/Dialogue of Friendship
London Jews and Muslims hold Moroccan Mimouna
Mimouna Celebrating Pictures
Sugar Smart March
Al-Hasaniya developed a partnership with the Go-Golborne project funded by RBKC Public Health. The Go-Golborne Project is designed to promote healthy eating and well-being targeting the residents of North Kensington.
Although the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is one of the richest boroughs in London if not the country, it also has one of the most deprived areas. Golborne ward where the centre is located has a multitude of social issues including poverty and unemployment. Many children from the BME community who live in North Kensington are disadvantaged and have been identified as being overweight due to many living under the poverty line. A healthy diet is often considered beyond the ability of the parents’ limited budget and so the children’s daily diet seems to be very high in sugar and other non-healthy ingredients. Our aim here was to change that mind set and teach both children and parents that low budget does not mean unhealthy diet.
The Sugar Smart March was a one day event which started by the children and families preparing healthy snack bags, and then getting ready for the march. The idea was to actively involve children to deliver the message that too much sugar is bad for you to their community.
32 children and 11 adults were registered and marched around the Golborne area targeting parks and the local community, distributing leaflets and healthy snack bags and making sure we got the Sugar Smart message across to as many people as possible.
Sugar Smart certificates were given out at the end of the day to maximise the message to the children.