Project Esperanza

Project Esperanza has been a credible force for good that has been dedicated to bringing positive change to the lives of women of African heritage living in the United Kingdom since 2016. The service was run voluntarily as a pilot for five years before acquiring charitable status to assess the need for culturally appropriate support services because there were gaps in the services available specifically for Black and African women in Scotland; and a need for inequalities awareness. We now operate as a womanist initiative as well as a leading Scottish registered charity for people of African heritage that is aiming to reduce health and social inequalities through the provision of specific, specialist, faith sensitive and culturally appropriate services; and we are committed to offering practical, mental health and well-being support to women and families of African heritage living in North Edinburgh.

Current opportunities

Volunteer gardener required. The person taking up this role will lead on our horticulture project and teach participants about growing food as well as facilitate gardening in a way that promotes the integration of migrant families.

English language Class tutor required for lesson held every Friday 9.30am to 10.30am. Lesson plan prior to class beginning. Welcome participants with tea and coffee and settle down to begin. Take a register of attendees/participants. Create a system that communicates woman's attendance, needs and progress. Keep the lesson short and impactful - 45 minutes with 15 minute for questions/ dialogue.