The Diverse Empowerment Network, the first of its kind brought together a coalition of individuals, organisations and private owned businesses across different sectors in Leeds at the Kentmere Community Centre, Seacroft. This event offered individuals, organisations and private owned businesses the opportunity to showcase their individual areas of work and also provided a medium to promote diversity and inclusion amongst ethnic minority communities.
SpringAid was well represented as we showcased our organisation and the various areas of our work. We provided great emphasis on our “Protecting Our Climate for the Future programme” and “Connecting Leeds Together Again – Self-Esteem and Confidence Building programme”. We gave participants tips and guidance on how to manage their carbon footprint at home and in their places of work, whilst also offered practical steps, guidance and information on how to build self-esteem to those who have suffered mental health challenges and low self esteem as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
We’ll like to thank our partner organisation ThatNameWoman for hosting the event, all other organisations and business present, SpringAid Staff and Volunteers, climate change activists and trainers for making our presence felt and such a success. We also give thanks to Councillor Abigail Marshall Katung, Elected Member representing Little London, Woodhouse and the City Centre; Chair of Scrutiny Board (Adults, Health and Active Lifestyles) and member of the Labour & Co-operative Party for supporting our plight for climate change and more so The National Lottery Community Fund for sponsoring.