“We’re out in the sticks and we thought that we’d be left out in the cold when COVID hit,
but we weren’t forgotten”
Waterford Women’s Creative Cocoon is a social networking project which promotes creativity, positive mental health & wellbeing, and education through COVID-19. It was established as a joint initiative between WAP (SICAP cross-goal) and Co. Waterford Community Education Services, WWETB because of previous successful collaborations between both agencies in 2019 under action 2.1 Personal Development and Wellbeing. Initial joint programmes included an International Women’s Day event and collaboration on the production of a mosaic to commemorate the 100 year closure of the Kilmacthomas Workhouse, Co. Waterford whereby WAP through SICAP ran a ceramics programme and WWETB facilitated the participants (unemployed women) to plan and execute the launch of the event which was attended by over 200 people in the village. This collaboration led to further joint planning for up to 25 unemployed women in the Portlaw area for personal development and wellbeing programmes.
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