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‘Stitching Dreams’ becomes a reality in western Sydney


(From left) Captain Fouzia Mubarik and Nuria Gonsalves (The Salvation Army, Ann Sheehan (Soroptimist International), Nasiba Akram (Host International) and Maryam Popal Zahid (Afghan Women on the Move) at the launch of the ‘Stitching Dreams’ project at Blacktown City Salvos.

By LAUREN MARTIN

A unique women’s social enterprise project has been launched at Blacktown City Salvos in western Sydney.


‘Stitching Dreams’ brings together women from culturally diverse backgrounds to learn how to sew marketable products to sell them.

Women from all different cultural backgrounds attended the launch of ‘Stitching Dreams’ at Blacktown City Salvos in early March.

The project has been organised by The Salvation Army’s Nuria Gonsalves, CALD Community Engagement National Lead in the Intercultural and Disability Inclusion Team.


She collaborated with Afghan Women on the Move, Soroptimist International and Host International to bring it together.

Blacktown Corps Officer Captain Fouzia Mubarik said around 40 people attended the launch on 15 March.


Area Officer Major Robyn Black speaks at the launch of ‘Stitching Dreams’.

The ‘Stitching Dreams’ project will begin on 1 May, with women attending the corps weekly to learn stitching techniques and work on their projects.


Fouzia says she’s excited to attend the project every week and assist and strengthen connections between the corps and those involved.


“They are also invited to participate in activities at Blacktown Corps if they are interested,” said Fouzia.


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