MIN is delighted to report that our Director, Remzije Sherifi, has been honoured and inducted into the Saltire Society’s “Outstanding Women of Scotland” with 9 other women from the arts, culture, politics, activism and science this year. From the GWL website: “Created in partnership with Glasgow Women’s Library, the ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ community aims to recognise and celebrate remarkable Scottish women from all walks of life who have made an outstanding contribution to Scottish society.”
To mark the occasion each inductee was presented with a limited edition print from Edinburgh-based print maker Jessica Crisp at a special event at Glasgow Women’s Library on 7th March 2017 . Previous inductees include First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, J.K. Rowling and Annie Lennox.
The fellowships allow professionals working in the UK to carry out a wide range of research and development projects, designed to benefit their communities and professions in the UK. Rose will be travelling to Berlin and Brussels to research different integration projects in these cities. She hopes to be able to share the learning widely on her return so please get in touch if you would like to be part of the network of contacts she is currently developing.
‘The Charity and Social Enterprise Award sponsored by the Wheatley Group was split into Local and National campaigns due to the volume of entries. The Local award was awarded to Maryhill Integration Network and the National award went to Cahonas Scotland. Evelyn McDowall, digital lead at Wheatley Group said: “We were delighted to be part of the Scottish Digital Business awards and would like to congratulate all the winners. The quality and scope of the entries was outstanding and everyone involved deserves to be a winner.’ See full article here.
MIN were very happy to be finalists in this years Evening Times Community Champions Awards. It was a great event with inspiring community organisations and individuals from across the North West of Glasgow. It made the front page of the newspaper and the online article has some lovely quotes about our team.
“The Network does an amazing job, especially now, when it’s so important that all the different communities of Scotland come together… Glasgow is very good at doing that – it is the most welcoming city in the world.” – volunteer Kahled Emkidh
We have also been nominated recently for the Charity of the Year Icon Award and Charity & Social Enterprise category of Herald Digital Business Awards for the film ‘A Strong Man’ created by the Men’s Group.
MIN are delighted to share the good news that we are this year’s winner of the Community Integration Awards ‘Grassroots Champion’ Award.
On selecting MIN for the award the Community Integration Awards panel stated that ‘ What clinched it for MIN was their holistic and innovative approach to community participation. Their use of art as a tool for social integration is excellent and allows people from different backgrounds and cultures to connect.’ ‘Maryhill Integration Network is a wonderful project, full of joy and energy, a truly fantastic display of community integration in action.’
MIN are so honoured and grateful to receive this recognition, and will continue to develop unique, inspiring and inclusive projects for all! We hope you enjoy the short film created to mark this occasion: