Rainbow Club room to renovate.

Rainbow Club room to renovate.

Rainbow Club entrance

In a former primary school which was derelict, the Rainbow Club was launched for children and families in a large housing scheme where there are many forms of deprivation.  Firstly the ceilings were made safe from falling cement pieces, rooms decorated and furniture found in order to run special dance classes, after-school programmes and lunch clubs. Children benefitted and parents, especially mothers whose husbands work out of the country. The centre has given purpose, support for poor families and self-esteem.

The Lydia Project introduced this project to a Rotary Club in Ottawa, Canada, which contributed kitchen equipment so that children from families missing fathers or employed parents can eat and enjoy activities which have given them pride and joy.  Dance groups have won prizes and the club goes from strength to strength.