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We are constantly writing articles about our latest news and updates as a charity organisation as well as posting opinions on a diverse range of cultural and equality issues and also offering information and advice for local communities.

A Chance to Uncover Family Histories at Diversity House: World War One

‘WW1 & Africa: Micro-Nations of War: Family and Personal Stories’ Workshop As part of the continuing programme to ‘break the myths’ and raise awareness of the vital contribution of Africa in World War One, Diversity House is delighted to be hosting a workshop on, “World War One & Africa; Micro - Nations of War; Family and Personal Stories’ at Kent County Council in Maidstone on 27th October 2017. (see attached flyer). The aim of the workshop is to encourage

The Handmaid’s Tale; A Book Review by Malaika Kambona from Flamingos & Amigos Family Reading Club

The ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ is set in the future when women’s sole purpose is to reproduce. The book explores feminist ideals – both the idea of equality with men and the extremes of radical feminism. The ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ also explores the idea of freedom from something and the freedom to do something. The story critiques the idea of using religion as a front by totalitarian states. I enjoyed reading the ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ because it explores important ideas such as politics,

SWAG Team Receives high level of interest at Sittingbourne Job Centre Fair

The SWAG team were inundated with enquiries from women seeking jobs and information on how to improve their prospects at the Job Fair organised by Sittingbourne Job Centre in September. The women were enquiring about the type of support they could receive to help them enter the job market after sometimes long periods of unemployment. After one to one sessions were carried out by the SWAG team with the individual women to assess their skills levels or any gaps

Looking and Feeling Good at the SWAG ‘Girls Night In’ at M & Co

SWAG ‘Girls Night In’ at M & Co Oh we shopped till we dropped at M & Co clothes store in Sittingbourne High Street at a special event organised by Diversity House and the management of M & Co on 6th September 2017. The shop closed after 6pm and only members invited by the SWAG Team could enjoy the exclusive service of personal shoppers and discounts on purchases made at the shop that evening. Certainly, the women and girls

African Drumming and Face Painting Uplifted Spirits at Art in The Park

Even though the wind howled and the weather was changeable, nothing could dampen the Diversity House spirit when they came out in full on Saturday 19th August at the Art in the Park event at Milton Creek in Sittingbourne. At their stall the team put on a range of workshops and activities including face painting, mask-making and the popular drumming and dancing workshops provided by Bantu Arts who also performed on the big stage and created quite a stir!

Happy 10th Anniversary Diversity House

Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary Ten years ago, who would have thought that a small charity in Sittingbourne called Diversity House, founded by a dynamic and passionate lady, Mrs Christine Locke would be celebrating its anniversary today. The ‘Diversity House’ story is a testament to the sheer will and hard work of its founder and leader and all the staff and volunteers who have contributed to its achievements and successes throughout the years. At the thanksgiving service on Friday 11th