Diversity House was formally opened on the 16th of May 2007 with an office in Phoenix House, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne. A charitable organisation providing both community and prison-based services for diverse communities across Kent. The charity aims to promote community integration, re-integration, social inclusion and cohesion within the Swale and Kent communities. It is our belief that individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, age, gender etcetera, should be treated with dignity, respect and adequate opportunities to access services within the community. The charity offers a holistic and person-centred package of care and support for our service-users on issues such as debt management, housing, employment, education, health, and business opportunities. We also run special interest groups, projects, lectures and symposia aimed at informing, educating, inspiring and challenging people in Kent into self-reliance and self-actualisation.

SWEW is a group of totally committed women of all ages eager to promote a positive image of women in Swale and Kent through information and knowledge sharing, equality and diversity, understanding, respect, reaching out, sharing support and advice and socialising. SWEW aims to help disadvantaged women to tackle isolation, improve their life chances by providing opportunities for enterprise, self-employment, employability, new skills, community participation and improved lifestyle choices. We welcome anyone who is interestred in; discussing shared concerns, developing leadership skills, and gaining entrepreneurial knowledge which will enhance your employability skills. It aims to make sure that you have all the confidence, skills and information that you need to achieve your aspirations.

We are part of the UN global compact. "We are pleased to confirm that Diversity House Limited supports the ten principles of the UN Global Compact with respect to human right, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. With this commitment, we express our intent to advance these principles within our sphere of influence and will make a clear statement of this commitment of our stakeholders and the general public. We also pledge to take part in the activities of the UN Global Compact where appropriate and feasible – through for instance participation in Country/Local Networks involvement in specialised initiatives and work streams; engagement in partnership projects; and reviewing and providing commentary to participating companies on their communications on progress." - Christine Locke (Chair and project lead.)

“WW1 & Africa : Legacies of Conflicts”


Compére: Tunde Olufemi-Jotham 

010.00 to 10.30  Registration, Tea & Coffee

10.30 to 10.35     Welcome Address by Mrs. Christine Locke, CEO, Diversity House

10.35 to 10.40     Address by the Deputy Mayor of Swale

10.40 to 10:45     Address by Mr Gordon Henderson MP

10.45 to 10.55      Poetry by Kat Francois

10.55 to 11:15       Researching WW1 in Africa at the National Archives;

                               The Kings African Rifles— Dr. Daniel Gilfoyle

11:15 to 11:40       West Africa during the First World War,

                               Service of the West African Frontier Force—Martin Willis

11.40 to 12.00     The Commemoration of African Servicemen from

                               Former British Colonies in the Aftermath of WWI—John Siblon

12.00 to 12.10     Poetry – Kat Francois

12:10 to 12:40    Lunch and Networking

12.40 to 13.10    Africa and the Rights of Small Nations:

                             The Impacts of the Versailles Discussions—Dr. Anne Samson

13:10 to 13:40    The First World War, Great Britain and the Making of the

                             Cameroon Anglophone Minority Problem, 1914 until Present -

                              Dr. George Njung

13:45 to 14:15    Performance of Traditional West African Drumming and Dance,

                             Souleymane Compo and Wuntanara Ensemble

14:15 to 14:30   Tanzania: Personal & Collective Memories

                             of a Dual Legacy from WWI—Neema Kambona

14:30 to 14:45   Remembrance, Memory and Commemoration

                             —Bishop Nigel McCulloch

14:45 to 14.50   Remarks from Mrs. Rosemary Dymond DL

                            (Patron of Diversity House)

14:50 to 15.55   Poetry – Kat Francois

14.55 to 15.00   Closing Address by Mrs. Christine Locke, CEO, Diversity House

WWI & Africa – Legacies of Confclits

Diversity House will be holding the following event on Friday 2nd June, 2017!

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Telephone: 01795 420 455
Email: info@diversityhouse.org.uk

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Diversity House Youth Club

Diversity House Youth Club will be running next week!



Monday 10th April – 9am-1pm

Tuesday 11th April – 9am-1pm

Wednesday 12th April – 9am-1pm



Phoenix House

Central Avenue


ME10 4BX