After successfully applying to the Big Lottery Fund’s Celebrate programme, The PEACE (People, Ethnicity, Age, and Community Engagement) project; a cross borough partnership between Nubian Life Resource Centre and PLIAS Resettlement has been awarded £10,000 to create a PEACE Wall to be unveiled during PEACE Week in 2017.
The intergenerational project will work with communities from all cultural & faith backgrounds to create a Peace Wall consisting of Peace Quotes from residents of the two London Boroughs of Brent and Hammersmith & Fulham. The project will aim to remind, inform, educate and raise awareness of the importance of peace at an individual and community level.
The exciting initiative will consist of:
- 2 community Peace meals; residents, faith and community groups and prominent figures, will be asked to write a sentence/quote on why peace is important to them and how can it be achieved locally and maintained.
- An intergenerational Expression of Peace Competition for schools, faith groups and community organisations
- Unveiling of the PEACE Wall – a collection of all the quotes collected throughout the project
Norma Hoyte from PLIAS Resettlement & Jazz Browne from Nubian Life Resource Centre says: “By creating a Peace Wall where individual statements will be recorded, we hope that many lives will be affected by the creativity of the peace wall with the ability to learn from each other. We will also have discussion topics on how to create peace across the different communities; this will be an interactive session which will be videoed. We will create an online short tool kit which can be distributed via social media to promote and champion the need for PEACE”.
To be part of this exciting project please contact Jazz Browne on T: 020 8749 8017 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send your PEACE Quote (no more than 25 words) to email@example.com
About Big Lottery Fund
- The total amount available across the UK for the Celebrate programme is £5 million. To find out more please visit: biglotteryfund.org.uk/celebrate.
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