Celebrating the unsung work of London’s African Community Organisations

Celebrating the unsung work of London

This week sees the launch of a unique initiative to raise awareness of the important and wide-ranging work of London’s 400+ African community groups.

‘Visions of African Communities’ will be a touring exhibition of posters and short statements designed by London’s African organisations to express their vision and work. All London-based African not-for-profit groups are eligible to participate for free, and the exhibition will be displayed at high profile venues across London, offering participating organisations free London-wide publicity and the chance to catch the eye of donors and policy-makers.

The initiative is one of a series of special events planned by the Holborn- based charity Africa Educational Trust (AET) to mark its 50th anniversary in 2008. Director Dr Michael Brophy OBE explained: ‘Time and again we have seen African community groups in London struggle to get the recognition they deserve due to lack of resources for publicity and PR. This initiative will not only create a much-needed platform for these groups, but will form a beautiful and striking visual exhibition of relevance to all Londoners’

An independent panel will judge the entries and the organisations which contribute the best three posters will be offered free fundraising training by AET to build the capacity of their organisations. In addition, an organisation which stands out in terms of its commitment and innovation in supporting African communities will be presented with an award at the prestigious ‘Gathering of Africa’s Best’ Awards run by The Trumpet newspaper.

The deadline for entries is 11th April 2008. Further information on how to participate can be found on AET’s website www.africaeducationaltrust.org or by contacting Fiona Roberts at f.roberts@africaeducationaltrust.org, tel 020 7831 3283. Please leave your organisation’s name, address and contact details.

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Name: Fiona Roberts
Phone: 020 7831 3283