Hard on the heels of the successful Hisar Playday, the Refugee Outreach Group have wrapped up another project.  Handbags with a Heart was a result of the ROG wishing to acknowledge the difficulties that come with being both a woman and a refugee in light of International Women’s Day.

After a month of fundraising through bake sales (thank you IICS students for your sweet tooth and generosity!) the ROG raised enough funds to go ahead with the idea.  50 canvas tote bags were hand painted with the ROG logo and filled with sanitary items and essential toiletries such as soap and shampoo. These hand bags will be given away to the refugee women living in Tarlabasi through our partnered charity Ad Dar.  (Ms. Hina Hashmi)