The Common Threads project aims to support women from diverse cultural backgrounds share and extend skills within various textile fields by offering weekly group sessions. This group also acts as a forum to link participants to a range of services and activities within the broader community.
The project is delivered as a partnership between Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga, Wellways and the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) and has been supported by Wagga Wagga City Council through its annual community grants program.
Since its inception in late 2017 the program has gone from strength to strength with over 40 participants representing 10 cultural backgrounds attending the program.
Hakimeh Rahimi, one of the local community members who were instrumental in starting the group has praised the program
“It is a great way to meet new people, share ideas and learn new skills and have fun while practicing English in a social setting. We are now looking at opportunities to sell some of the products at local markets.”