The Reyna Movement is a regional organization based in Singapore that aims to empower women through upskilling programs and comunity engagement. in Kuala Lumpur, Reyna runs art therapy and skills workshops together with health seminars for Rohingya refugees.
It aims to create spaces of support, opportunity and healing for Rohingya women and improve their physical and mental health by creating programs that meet our ethical standards.
Our Organization is creating a cook book; called Recipe's of Resilience, sharing recipes and stories of Rohingya women, combining a shared love of food and humanity between the Rohingya people and the wider regional community. This cook book will be following the tradition of connecting food and human stories, using these two themes to keep the Rohingya culture alive.
To promote the cross-cultural understanding between the reader & the Rohingya People, interviews of personal stories and recipes will be conducted along with photographs of Rohingya refugees in their homes. This program would connect people through food and additionally provide Rohingya women who contribute with compensation.
From research, this is again an accepted form of paid labour amongst Rohingya families and being paid a sum for their contribution to the book, providing participants with extra financial support for themselves and their families. The profits from the books once they are sold will be re-allocated by The Reyna Movement into the health and reproductive programs. We are using any profits we make as a means to support sustainable community developing projects and creating long term impacts by motivating Rohingya women and kick starting their entrepreneurial spirit and paid labour.