Many girls and women are experiencing difficulties in their educational, professional and personal lives. Research has shown that creativity can lead to powerful breakthroughs in overcoming these difficulties.
The benefits of creativity are endless. It can increase your capability to overcome perceived challenges, and make you more open to taking on new opportunities and coping with transition. It can deepen relationships and reduce feelings of isolation, while also increasing your self-awareness and ability to express individuality. Creativity can help in expanding your horizons and encourage positive thinking, establishing new thought processes.
We work through a variety of creative streams and our practitioners are trained in the visual, literary and performing arts. We organise workshops for girls and women to collaborate in learning and exploring the creative disciplines. Visual arts can include sculpting, painting and filmmaking, while the literary arts can include creative writing and storytelling. Our performing arts streams also cover theatre, music, dance and more.
The Foundation is proud of its three-fold approach, which works to ensure that our participants have access to the resources and support needed to conquer their individual barriers.
In all three of our programmes, we prioritise the establishment of a strong and supportive community, which is essential to educational, professional and personal growth at the level of the individual, community and institution.
Our programmes are free of charge and open to all girls and women. Whatever school you attended, whatever your qualifications, financial background, ethnicity or age; you are welcome to join us.
- The Fagun Foundation Community Programmes
- Local Community Programmes
- Global Community Programmes
- The Global Network of Individual Mentoring Programmes
- Institutional Outreach Programmes
Local Community Programmes
Uniquely, the Fagun Foundation Global Community Programmes provide a mutual support network for women who have recently moved into the community, including those who are studying, travelling and working abroad. For many people, arriving in a new and unknown environment can feel daunting and isolating. We believe in the power of creative expression to help women connect and form lasting relationships. Our global programmes of creative workshops exist to help women create welcoming and resilient networks with others who have recently moved to the area.
They work alongside the Local Community Programmes, and girls and women have the opportunity to transition from the global to the local programmes where they can feel part of a lasting and supportive local community.
Currently the Global Community Programmes run throughout cities in the UK, Europe, USA, India and Africa.