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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.

St Michael’s Junior School Trip to the Somme Battlefields in France

Back to School and the Western Front; St Michael’s Junior School Trip to the Somme Battlefields in France An account by Dr Anne Samson – Historian and Expert on WW1 & Africa A two-day trip to the Western Front to learn about the First World War in Africa. This was the idea, but would it work? And how? As I know little to nothing about what happened on the European battlefields. Thankfully Dickie Knight from Anglia Tours would be leading proceedings and he knew

Call for Paper from Researchers – WW1 Project

World War 1 in Africa – Breaking the Myths Breaking the Myths is a Diversity House Heritage Lottery Funded project covering various aspects of World War 1 in Africa. One of the themes the project team identified as important is the relationship between the metropole and the governed territories, in today’s language ‘diplomatic relations’. However, we are looking at more than the relationship between the rulers and administrators: included are personal relations, how the Imperial related to th individual

How I started a Beauty Business from Scratch with the Support of Diversity House

International Women’s Day 8th March 2018 Over the years, Diversity House has supported so many women achieve their business goals through the women empowerment programme called ‘Supporting Women and Girls’ (SWAG) project formerly known as the ‘Swale Women Empowering Women’ programme. Here is the story of one of our shining stars who came to the programme speaking no English but is now running a successful Beauty Business in the Swale area. Read Rashmi’s Raju’s story which she presented at

Making the Right Choices – Life Skills Lessons for Girls on SWAG programme

Life Skills Lessons for Girls on SWAG programme Since launching the ‘Supporting Women and Girls’ (SWAG) programme in May 2017, the SWAG project team has provided life skills workshops to girls and young women from the ages of 10 years upwards to equip them with the essential tools to survive the knocks and challenges posed by life. Thus, workshops on maintaining healthy relationships for young women, goal setting and decision making, educational skills, development training; even creative pursuits have

Black Britain on Film – Dedicated to the Memory the Unsung Heroes and Sheroes of WW1

Dedicated to the Memory the Unsung Heroes and Sheroes of WW1 How does one create an inclusive Remembrance Day celebration? This is the question posed by the ‘Breaking the Myths; WW1 & Africa’ project when it raises awareness of the contribution of Africans in WW1 and finds ways to properly acknowledge that contribution. VIEW FLYER One idea initiated by Diversity House in collaboration with Ideas Test in Sittingbourne was to host a screening

Remembering the Unremembered – The Diversity House Youth Club gain practical History Lesson

The Diversity House Youth Club gain practical History Lesson The Diversity House Youth Club had a wonderful history lesson on 26th October 2017, when they took part in a heritage trail in Sittingbourne to learn more about the war heroes of WW1.  The project is part of the ‘Breaking Myths; WW1 & Africa’ series in collaboration with Big Ideas Company on the ‘Unremembered’ project. Fortunately, Diversity House offices are located just next to ‘Remembrance Avenue’ which (as the name