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The DORCAS Project by SAWN

About The Dorcas Project

The Dorcas project was established in 2014 to promote the vocational skills of Black/African women in Greater Manchester by providing learning and sharing opportunities to engage them in activities that they enjoy and can use to create jobs, socialize and feel empowered.


The Dorcas Project Aims

      1. To advance in life and relieve the needs of BME women and their families living in the UK through the provision of education, advocacy, and support.

      2. To provide or assist in the provision of facilities in the interest of social welfare for the recreation or other leisure activities of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances with the object of improving their conditions of life.

What We Do

1. Train, educate and provide opportunities for women and young girls to learn new skills.


2. Working in partnership with other voluntary agencies to remove barriers to participation through networking and joint projects.


3. Provide a service that meets the specialist needs of African women by letting them be stakeholders in their community activities.


4. Create links with hard-to-reach communities in Greater Manchester, in particular African communities.


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