Activity Blog2021-06-05T16:21:17+00:00

Read about our journeys with Sähëlï

‘Saheli- A Place of Growth’ by Elisangela Melo Liani

By |March 3rd, 2021|Activity, Health|

Me and my family, we arrived in this country from Brazil on June 26, 2006. I didn't know, but this same day Saheli was born too! I believe in God and I believe that He controls all things. I also believe that all things work together for the good of those who love God. So I really like the idea that Saheli was God's plan to bless many lives, including mine and my family.

‘Walking into change’ by Rakhyia Begum

By |March 3rd, 2021|Activity, Health|

I was told by a friend there was a women’s group in Balsall Heath that had an amazing adventure activity scheme for young girls – the organiser Naseem Akhtar was really something! She said I should go along and meet her maybe see if there was any opportunity to volunteer? I rang apprehensively and was invited to the Balsall Heath Community Forum.

‘Ready, Steady, Pedal’ by Shaafia Bi

By |March 3rd, 2021|Activity, Health|

Knowing I had a passion for sports, a friend of mine forwarded an advertisement from the Birmingham Road safety team which put a call out to recruit and train the first team of cycling instructors for Birmingham. I instantly thought I want to do this, but I didn’t own a bike and the last time I had been on one was when I was 16. I called the organiser and explained this and he encouraged me to still come along and that he will take care of the rest. I turned up and fell off my bike! The end, no- my journey had just begun…

‘Norma Green’s Journey’ at Saheli Hub

By |March 3rd, 2021|Activity, Health|

When I first started at Saheli, I knew that the name translated in English meant friendship. This was a good sign as to what was to come. During my time working at Saheli, I have had the opportunity to meet all different types of people, from different cultures, ages and races. All of these having made an impact on me in one way or another.