Pretty Pride and MID partnered to run a Ladies Art Workshop on 31 August this Women’s Month. Pretty Pride’s mission is “empowering women through art” and their objective is to teach women art design and production skills to build self-esteem foster financial independence.

The All Saints Anglican Church Hall was kindly made available and 14 ladies got together for a successful day of sharing and creativity. Some of the key themes covered were female role models – both people in our lives we look up to and how we can be role models to the younger generation – as well as life goals and how we feel about them.

Then the art production started in earnest, each woman was given their photograph, which had been taken at the beginning of the day, and a blank canvas so that they could start their profile on the canvas. Each profile was decorated using pattern and colour.

In addition, a bigger canvas piece was worked on to hand-over to Marion Thomas, the MID Social Worker to thank her for her role in bringing the event together.

The group of ladies that attended the Pretty Pride Women’s Empowerment Workshop in partnership with the MID

The ladies enjoyed a braai lunch kindly donated by Social Work Connect, and at the end of the day each participant was awarded an Attendance Certificate. There was a real feel of community about the day – stories were shared, spirits were lifted, and beautiful art was created.

MID would like to thank Pretty Pride for this successful collaboration!

About MID:

The Muizenberg Improvement District [MID] is a geographic area where property owners have contracted to pay a levy to facilitate a joint effort by the City of Cape Town and the local community to ensure more effective management of public areas and to promote business confidence.The MID supplements normal municipal services provided by the City, using its funds to deal with public safety, enhance the environment and address social issues like vagrancy and finding workable solutions for the homeless. The Muizenberg Improvement District is a legal entity established under the City’s Special Rating Areas by-law and also governed by the South African Companies Act 2008.