Wirral African Residents
The Wirral African Residents is committed to educating, enriching, and empowering residents through a variety of educational, cultural and performing arts, activities, that promote awareness and raise the consciousness of all ethnicities to the vibrant contribution, and diverse culture of Africa.
This is a project under the umbrella of Cultural Diversity Network and Wirral Black and Racial Minority Voice, Wirral BRMVoice/formerly African Caribbean Community Voice.
Our combine history goes back to the 1970s, when a small group of white mothers seeking to get support for fostering black children via Wirral social services.
The group developed and formed links with Liverpool and the then community relation council later became the Race equality council.
A number of projects and support developed and lead to campaigning and awareness raising of race equality and heritage agenda.
Black history activities and cultural festival became a vehicle to raise awareness and build better relationship with host community.
Partnership working with housing providers and voluntary sector have help with public education in health education schools, and community safety.
However isolation continue to be a real challenge the lack of places for people to socialize and build friendships.
This project aims to target anyone from a minority groups particularity people of African heritage and those associations with.
The organisation seeks to strengthen communities by fostering unity, self-determination, cooperative economics, collective work, and creativity.
We are dedicated to inspiring adults, children and youth to serve as agents of change, cultivating their leadership skills and fostering a commitment to community service and activism. In addition, we encourage, support and promote the work force, aspiring black and racial minorities on the Wirral and the wider community. We also strive to develop partnerships with organizations that are similarly committed to our mission, and offer our space to the community for special events.
Culture & Traditions: African cultures are represented in many forms of music, dance, art, and storytelling. With more than 1,000 languages spoken and many different religions and tribes, Africa is rich in cultural diversity.
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