Supported by Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività

Umama is a creative project that involves particularily vulnerable women and children affected by domestic violence, marrying the arts with a therapeutic process that can leave a great positive impact on the lives of participants. 

The project consists of two main activities that focus on establishing and strengthening the mother-child relationship after escaping violence, through creativity and artistic expression. The aim is to create a safe space where mothers and their children can connect for therapeutic healing, improved relationships, strengthened inclusion and the exploration of one’s ability for self-expression through art and creativity. The first art-therapy group has ended and the second group is drawing to a close. An end-of-project exhibition will give the women an opportunity to raise awareness on the many hidden challenges faced by mothers after domestic violence. The exhibition will also give Art Therapy the public recognition it deserves as a creative healing therapy. St Jeanne Antide Foundation thanks the President's Award for Creativity and Arts Council Malta for their invaluable support.