The next round of applications for Tower Hamlets,’ multi-award winning No Place for Hate Champions training has been announced by the council.
The free training is open to anyone who lives or works in the borough.
It aims to give participants the skills to identify and tackle hate crime, and to deliver community activities where they can make a difference, share their learning and celebrate diversity.
The new champions will add to 84 others who have already used the training to bring thousands of people together in community projects.
To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Benedicta Dikeocha on 020 7364 6105.
The closing date is 5pm Friday 27 April 2018.
Comments from residents and workers who completed the last round of training:
Cheryl Jethoo, a local resident said:
“I truly believe that we as a community can eradicate Hate Crime if we all take a stand against it.
“I will be offering workshops to educate people on hate crime and raising awareness through newsletters and information displays at my local GP Surgery.”
Aurora Todisco, a finance and information officer at Healthwatch Tower Hamlets and resident, said:
"I hope to make a positive contribution and to make a real change to the community. I want to bring a smile to the people's faces that I support."
Samantha Ming, a health care scientist support worker at Barts Health NHS Trust said:
“As a ambassador for No Place for Hate, I will be the voice for those who are silent and be the change I want to see. I will raise awareness and educate the community to report all Hate Crime.”
To report a hate crime, call 101 or 999 in an emergency.
Victim Support services can be contacted on: 020 8555 8254.
To sign the No Place for Hate pledge, go to www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/npfh-pledge
Posted on Monday 9th April 2018