Borough-based Al-Hasaniya, a Moroccan women’s project that serves serves the needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families, with particular focus on the North Kensington community turn 30 this year.
Translated from Arabic as ‘to do good’, Al-Hasaniya is supported by The Royal Borough to run its centre, and older people outreach and mental health projects at the bottom of Trellick Tower in Golborne. Described by its users as a safe haven where they can be themselves, Al-Hasaniya provides user-led health, welfare, education and cultural activities to support Arabic speaking women and their families, including English speaking for speakers of other languages classes, an into-work club and legal advice consultation sessions.
The activities are designed to integrate the women it supports into their wider community, help them to become positive citizens and access mainstream services whilst reducing their isolation and contributing to the wider aim of preventing the current problems experienced by Arabic-speaking communities from perpetuating themselves in future generations.
In recognition of their excellent services, Al-Hasaniya was visited by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, this July too, with the Mayor meeting many of the women they work with…
For more information about the services Al-Hasaniya offer do visit www.al-hasaniya.org.uk or contact the centre manager, Esma Dukali on 020 8969 2292.