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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 C.E Junior School Year 5 – First World War and Africa

St Michael’s C.E Junior School - Year 5 As part of the centenary celebrations to remember WW1, Diversity House has been working with St Michael’s Junior School in Maidstone to raise awareness of the involvement and contributions of Africa in the Great War. Under the ‘Breaking the Myths; WW1 – Africa’ project, Year 5 put together a play about Walter Tull, (an Afro-Caribbean and Black British Officer) who became a symbol of all Black people, particularly those of African

My First Community Outreach Experience – By Tomisin Alhassan

On the 9th of July 2018, I went on my first outreach for Diversity House in Faversham, Kent with my colleague Lynda. I was unsure of how it would go and how receptive the people in the town would be. We set out in the morning with all our leaflets and posters about Diversity House and the different events and clubs the organisation holds in the community. Upon our arrival, I saw that people were streaming into the High Street

Armed Forces Day

On Saturday, the 30th of June, Diversity House held an event to celebrate the Armed Forces Day which is held annually. Armed Forces Day is a day to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces. It was a hot, sunny day. The army force and the mayor were both present. The day was emceed by the local FM radio and they supplied some music. Veterans were proudly dressed in their uniforms and their badges shone in

Something for Everyone at the Life Skills Fair in Sittingbourne

Life Skills Fair in Sittingbourne Up to 100 people attended the very popular Life Skills Fair hosted by Diversity House on Friday 8th June 2018 at the UKP Building in Sittingbourne. The event was billed as an introduction to services and opportunities in Swale. Over twenty different providers from all over the region and across Kent participated, showcasing their services and providing vital information about the skills they have to offer. The Stall holders included household names such as the

A Connoisseur Lesson in Making and Tasting Chocolate in Sittingbourne

From Bean to Bar ‘From Bean to Bar' was the title of the workshop hosted by Diversity House in collaboration with Ideas Test in Sittingbourne on 31st March 2018. The aim was to raise awareness about entrepreneurship using the example of the Asentewa hand-crafted and premier chocolate company based in Sittingbourne. The workshop was in the format of a drop-in “meet the maker” session with artisan chocolate maker Ralph Eric whose family have grown cacao beans in Ghana since

My First Day Volunteering: Bean to Bar Workshop

My First Day Volunteering: A Friendly Face at the Bean to Bar Workshop with Diversity House and Ideas Test By Ellie I’ve always wanted to volunteer but never had the time. Now that I am in sixth form I do have the time to help others. The main reason why I want to volunteer is to help others but also because volunteering is a positive use of time that enables me to gain new skills. I have always been