Giving a microphone to local residents
On the 21st of November 2017, an idea was planted in Halston drive community room. An idea to give a microphone to local residents, to amplify their voices and to champion that yes, their opinions really do matter. An idea of formulating and designing projects in collaboration with the local residents as opposed to offering a finished result alien to their reality. This idea is TALO, a women-led social enterprise run by highly skilled Somali women well connected both to the community and to local issues. This idea has blossomed into a space owned by the community that is easily accessible and flexible to their preferences.
Through the key priorities of positive representation and positive engagement, Team TALO are determined in empowering the families they work with by focusing on a tool-based approach which highlights individual talents and skills. This approach works and is the essence of a long list of successful activities which include family half-term trips, Queen’s night dinner, Eid festivals, children baking classes, bike rides, advocacy service, health and school’s curriculum information sessions to name a few. TALO is continuing to grow thanks to its valuable community support which played an integral role in establishing strong roots in Bristol.
Find out more about Talo by exploring the Feeder Canal Route on Bristol Giving Day.