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Move to set up multicultural women's social group

January 14th, 2017

Do you want to be part of a group where you can share something from your birth culture or just have a chat and a cuppa with other women?

Interest is being sought in setting up a multicultural women's social group in Motueka for women who were born outside of New Zealand and have English as their Second Language.

Lainey McGeorge, Multicultural Coordinator for Motueka Women's Support Link, says the aim of the group is to bring women together who may connect via a common bond, enabling them to share their experiences and difficulties, in the hope of making them feel less isolated and more positive about themselves.

"Women will be able to have a say in how the group is run and decide what they would like to share," she says.

"Some examples might be sharing cooking, craft, music, language and stories from their birth country or even just being there and feeling like they are part of something bigger."

The group will be facilitated by Lainey at Women's Support Link, based in Community Hosue, Decks Reserve.

She expectats that the group will eventually be self-run, encouraging leadership and a sense of belonging from its participants.

If anyone knows of people that might benefit, or would like themselves to become part of this group, please email Lainey McGeorge, or phone 0212942873.

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