Why Sawiyan?

  • Sawiyan means ‘together’ in Arabic.
  • At Sawiyan we believe we sometimes need to step outside the comfort of our own cultures in order to build bridges and friendships with someone from another background.
  • Welcome, creativity and bridge building are Sawiyan’s core values. By appreciating the riches each participant brings with them, our projects build friendships and encourage us to work together.
  • Our values are based on a Christian ethos and we offer a warm welcome to everybody.

Where we work

Sawiyan is a community project currently based in Sparkbrook, an inner-city area in south-east Birmingham – click here for a map showing where we are.