MAF is an initiative to develop good community relations by enabling people to
'learn about each other, from each other'©
... and have fun while they're doing it!
Hall Green Mums and Families (MAF) is run by a group of mums whose children are, or were, at Hall Green
Schools and who live locally. They really believe that although we all come from diverse cultures and backgrounds this
doesn't mean we can't get together for fun activities at which we can learn more about each other's
cultural and religious backgrounds and about what we all have in common.
MAF is an organisation that aims to develop good links between the
diverse cultural, religious and racial groups that make up the local Hall Green Community. The emphasis isn't on
using people from outside to come and tell us about these things, but to get local people to take part in activities where
they can exchange ideas and information between themselves. By coming along to these activities mums and carers
can gain an understanding of, and a respect for those whose cultures and religions are different from their own, and
that understanding is far stronger and more 'real' than anything they can get from any social media, website
or TV programme. What's more, they can pass this knowledge on to their families, especially their children
who will undoubtedly be able to gain from being able to respect and relate to people from other cultures, races and religions
as they go on to schools, colleges, universities and careers.
To see details of MAF's forthcoming activities click here: News or go to our updated events calendar
click here: Events Calendar For details of why we decided to set up MAF, click here:
A Message to Parents
You might sometimes ask yourselves what you really
want for your children. Success and happiness are probably high up on the list. In today's multicultural Britain
- and no more so than in Birmingham- part of growing up and succeeding undoubtedly involves the abilty to understand people
from different backgrounds. Having the knowledge and confidence to respect those from different races, religions and
cultures from our own is a vital life skill.