London Centre For Social Studies

Count Art: Early Intervention with Art

Access to arts is known to have a lasting and transformational effect on communities and many aspects of people's lives. With calligraphy and marbling we aim to attract young Muslim women in Tower Hamlets to motivate them to achieve goals in their lives and to be more engaged within the community.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119299)

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Campaign target

£19,500

Amount raised

£38,660

Donations

16

    Category

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    Helping

Location

Situation

News stories have broken out within the recent years of young women and girls becoming radicalised through social media propaganda and interactions with so called Islamic State members, calling young Muslim women to join them.We are faced with a vast responsibility to counter these thoughts and actions in due time. As these young women and girls, disenfranchised from British society become won over by extremist thoughts, harming themselves, hurting families and society as a whole

Solution

Count Art aims to reach young women and girls to allow them to vent out their cognitive thinking process through Islamic art, which would help analyse any negative thoughts towards society. These group sessions during art production will foster integration and social cohesion between all people present during the session. The positive impacts embraced through these mentor sessions should ultimately assist them to imagine and work towards a healthy individual in society.