Women of achievement - Aawaz, Accrington

Women of Achievement

May 19th, 2014 | Aawaz Admin

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The Women of Achievement is a exciting a brand new Heritage Project funded through the Heritage Lottery.

The project was launched, at the AAWAZ annual event also called “Women of Achievement” in March 2013 an event attended by 180 people.

The young people launched the project and gave a brilliant presentation. They introduced the aims of the project and talked enthusiastically about all that they hope to achieve.

Our Women of achievement project will record oral histories of south Asian women across east Lancashire. This is a unique project designed by the young people from Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School (Oswaldtwistle) working in partnership with four other east Lancashire schools.

Our heritage is important and it is the young people who will be looking back over their heritage so with this in mind it is the young people of today who have designed this project and who are steering delivery.

A full Induction programme for the young people has been delivered. Young people and the staff have attended a training course delivered by the Northwest Sound Archives.

This training will help to prepare the young people in undertaking the interviews with the Women of Achievement across the East Lancashire area.

Project has been publicised using local networks, and publicity materials, such as posters, leaflets and banners.

Project Steering group is set up, and a questionnaire has been agreed with an appropriate a format for the interviews.

Some women are coming forward themselves having heard about the project as they are interested in participating in this heritage project, Other women of achievement are being identified though publicity and networks across east Lancashire.

The project team are finalising the interviews, filming, and recording schedule. We are working in partnership with Lancashire County Council Community Heritage Team to develop the resources and working with community groups to publicise and recruit the women.