Now more than ever is it important to work towards togetherness. Sawiyan is seeking to create ways to connect local people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and build bridges of understanding. At the heart of this project are the values of welcome, creativity and community. Based on these values Sawiyan 'creates spaces for people to connect'.

When the team learnt about one another, their stories and cultures, their eyes were opened up to new perspectives and then connected and discovered new friendships.  More than encouraging local people to connect, Sawiyan has also worked with people to  develop their skills and confidence to integrate into the wider community. Sawiyan is a community project based at Christ Church Sparkbrook Mondays and Wednesdays.

To discover more about the great work Sawiyan do visit their website -

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