In early November, eight women graduated from their three week Project Toru Home Ground course. Home Ground is a creativity and wellbeing initiative for women in prison and the community, and Project Toru is the third of four projects. During their course, the women practice creative arts such as theatre, photography, creative writing and music. The women felt immense pride as they presented their final art pieces at the graduation, which included drawings, paintings, clay sculptures, poems, songs and dances.
“The women come from all walks of life, but they were united in their determination for a brighter future for them and their whānau” says Lead Service Manager Michelle. “Many of the women didn’t think they were artistic before the programme, but we could see how talented they are.”
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