KIRAN, the Knowledge-based Intercommunity Relationship and Awareness Network, is a non-profit, apolitical and secular community organisation based in the UK. We aim to promote wellbeing in local communities. So, we run our wellbeing projects on a regular and consistent basis.
Where do KIRAN work?
We primarily work for the people living in Wales. In addition, we also organise events and workshops which involves people from further afield.
How do we promote wellbeing in local communities?
We aim to promote wellbeing in local communities by upholding social diversity and community inclusion. Moreover, by engaging local people through art, culture and heritage, we encourage openness, tolerance and equality in our local communities. In conclusion, we listen to people from all walks of life on a continuously and align our course of action to meet the needs of people and communities. We are proud to have received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund Wales.
Our outreach programme includes regular activities in the following three areas, namely Heritage, Culture and Well being. If you would like to learn more about KIRAN Cymru or have ideas which can bring some positive change to our communities, please talk to us.
We engage community members through their heritage by organising heritage walk, heritage visit, discussion etc. People are encouraged to connect with each other through heritage and celebrate their past. In 2019 we have arranged free heritage visit (Rhondda Coal Mines) for the people of Wales.
In our pilot project, ‘Circular Living’, we gather old, unused clothes from local communities and recreate home decors with heritage design.
ART & CULTURE POINT
We organise a number of Art and Cultural events, workshops and training opportunities throughout the year to allow community members to take part actively. Examples of our Arta and Cultural initiatives include, Theatre Group, Book Club, Tabla and Piano Class, Film show, Culinary Class etc.
WELL BEING POINT
We organise regular community meet -ups to engage people through meaningful and active participation. Our regular activities include, among other activities, discussion, movie watching, Community Dinner etc. We have the provision for free pick up and drop off service (subject to availability) for elderly and disabled people. Please let us know if you want to join our regular activities.