Opportunity for skills development and participation in fun and creative activities.
The project provided families opportunity to participate in a range of fun, creative and inter-generational activities. Through performances and exhibitions, local people learnt more about the African community. Ten local people from diversed fields gained EDI Business and Administration qualifications and National Open College Network accredited certificates in performing arts. They gained confidence and self-esteem through participation in various activities e.g. carrying out research, helping to organise the exhibitions and public performances, etc.
“The project provided an harmonious environment where all attendees both enjoyed, benefited and engaged in the community event”.
Ayyaz Inayat, Community Development Worker
A project exploring four Nigerian pre-colonial nonverbal communication systems: Aroko, Nsibidi, Uli and the Talking Drums, made possible by money raised by National Lottery players awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
Promoting social action and/volunteering through inter-generational encounter that enhances mental well-being
A project that used fun and creative means to enhance the practical English speaking skills of refugees/new migrants in Newham London, was funded by People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
A project supporting homeless and vulnerably housed people in the London Borough of Newham, using creative arts activities.
A family bonding project supported through funding from People’s Health Trust using money raised by HealthLives through The Health Lottery.
Connecting cultures through stories, objects and artefacts
Supported through funding from Aspers Good Causes Fund, provides opportunities for the development of skills of London Borough of Newham young people and their parents.
Encouraging discovery and sharing of oral stories!
'The Royal Docks Stories’ funded by The Royal Docks Trust, aims to uncover interesting people, stories and experiences about the Royal Docks area.
Discovering the history and contributions of Africans in and around Canning Town since the 1920's.
The Homage to Canning Town African Ancestors project explored the areas in and around Canning Town that have historical links with Africa.
Fun and Education For All The Family
Since 2009 Big Lottery has funded IROKO Family Edutainment project under its Family Learning Programme.
The Forgotten Folks project was funded by Comic Relief. It incorporated fun workshops that used elements of African arts and culture to break down the social isolation and health problems usually faced by elderly people.
A Heritage Lottery Funded Project
IYE AJA means Umbilical Cord in the Itsekiri language of Nigeria. This project, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, aims to highlight and celebrate the ingenuity of Diaspora Africans in managing to retain an active commitment to their customs and values.