We are so excited to announce that we have received a grant from Dining for Women (DFW), a US-based, non-profit giving circle dedicated to empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty.
Thanks to DFW’s generous support, CRP will implement women’s self-care, wellness programming, and leadership training. The project, which will begin in Spring 2015, aims to address refugee women’s psycho-social needs and give women skills they can use to better care for themselves. They will participate in wellness activities, such as yoga, art therapy, and relaxation techniques–activities that are greatly needed as CRP seeks to better address how we can help our community better mitigate the effects of PTSD and associated health issues. The project will also provide intensive training for women on leadership skills and ways in which they can better advocate in their community. CRP aims to set up a community Advisory Council to ensure beneficiary participation in decision making, and this leadership training is an important first step in making this happen.
We’re so grateful to DFW for allowing this work to begin, since women in our community have long expressed great interest in taking a more active role in CRP’s activities. They are keen to learn techniques to improve their health and well-being, and we are sure their new knowledge will positively influence their friends and families. CPR is thrilled to partner with DFW, and we can’t wait to get started!