Lynne Featherstone MP last week visited the Turkish Cypriot Women’s Project, to speak with members of the community and see firsthand the activities provided by the project coordinators.
The Liberal Democrat MP gave an introductory speech outlining the importance of such community organisations, before speaking to the women – sometimes via an interpreter – about some of the local issues and problems they are having. The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green also agreed to look into funding sources for the project.
The project seeks to ‘empower and enhance women’ through provision of activities designed to further develop their skills and knowledge. They hope the sessions and focus groups will build confidence in the participants.
Following the visit, Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“It was great to visit this project, which provides a valuable community service to Haringey residents. The women there seemed very relaxed and were enjoying the atmosphere.
“I will certainly look into the funding options available to the project, and I wish them the best for luck for the future.”