St Albans support Asian women through lockdown struggles

HAWA is open to people from all backgrounds.

Chair of HAWA, Rushna Miah, is working hard to reach members of the St Albans BAME community. - Credit: Rushna Mia

An organisation set up by Asian women, to support other Asian women is working hard to support residents across the district.

Hertfordshire Asian Women’s Association (HAWA), set up in 2008, is an independent organisation highlighting women’s issues and providing guidance and advice to those who are  affected by them.

As well as delivering fruit and vegetables fortnightly to some families, online exercise classes are being run.

Herts Asian Women's Association is helping people throughout lockdown. 

Herts Asian Women's Association is helping people throughout lockdown. - Credit: Rushna Miah

Yoga, pilates and even chair exercises are being offered to residents of St Albans and the surrounding areas.

Many women are  benefiting from weekly English lessons via Zoom. The classes help them to stay connected  during lockdown and give them a weekly focus. 

Chair of HAWA Rushna Miah said: "HAWA has worked really hard during the pandemic to provide support to the community and to provide classes online. This means  that the ladies  still can participate, alleviating isolation as well as helping them to stay fit and healthy during the lockdown."