THE AMAL PROJECT

The AMAL project is a new initiative funded by Birmingham City Council.

SONS OF REST BUILDING in Handsworth Park

It’s a art project for Syrian refugee families living in north Birmingham that will be running 2019. ‘Amal’ means ‘hope’ in Arabic.

It aims to help integrate Syrian refugee families into their local communities and have a better understanding of what Birmingham as a city has to offer them and their families and help them feel more at home in their neighbourhood and the City generally. It also aims to break down barriers, myths and stereotypes in local communities and build a greater understanding amongst local residents of the culture and individuality of their Syrian neighbours.

The project is jointly being run by Handsworth Creative and the Black Arts Forum, which is a collective of Black Artists in Birmingham from a wide range of arts forms.

The project is free to take part in and does not require participants to have any previous experience or speak English as interpreters will be part of the project. Transport costs (bus fare) will also be reimbursed for all participants.

Families taking part in the Horrible Histories Workshop at the Alexander Theatre on 5th July 2019

Families taking part in the Horrible Histories Workshop at the Alexander Theatre on 5th July 2019

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Children taking part in the Amal Project Art Workshop at the Birmingham City Council Activity Day for Syrian Refugees on 15th June 2019.

Children taking part in the Amal Project Art Workshop at the Birmingham City Council Activity Day for Syrian Refugees on 15th June 2019.