World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
Have you heard about the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development?
Working for such an ethical organisation like ICYE-UK is a great opportunity to become aware of the great work that the UN does to further its goals and to see how local projects take steps towards achieving them.
Why do we celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development?
The #UnitedNations invites us to reflect on the importance of #CulturalDiversity and how it enriches society.
Putting value in cultural diversity encourages #dialogue between people of different cultures, hopefully enabling everyone to work together and achieve important goals for all of us that can only be achieved if we are all aligned and work together: such as #peace and #SustainableDevelopment.
Diversity and Dialogue
Diversity and dialogue is fundamental in any of the projects our volunteers become a part of.
They are students of English as an additional language, come from abroad and join a team on a mission, they need to learn about a project, fit into a team and contribute to their organisation’s mission.
At ICYE-UK we have 12 projects currently hosting volunteers:
2 projects in Scout Activity Centres:
𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗶𝗳𝘁𝘄𝗼𝗼𝗱 (http://www.thriftwood.org.uk/) and
𝗣𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝗪𝗼𝗼𝗱 : a Campsite and Activity Centre run by Hertfordshire Scouts.(https://www.phaselswood.org.uk/),
2 projects in Residential centres/homes for people with disabilities:
𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗺 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲: four care homes, plus a transition home for challenging needs. (http://www.williamblakehouse.org/pages/wbh-home.php) and
𝗡𝘂𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘆 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹: An enabling environment in which the potential of each one can find expression within a supportive social context (https://www.nutleyhall.org/)
2 Community projects
𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲𝘀 a community for people with and without disabilities (https://pericles.org.uk/) and
𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺 a community for trafficked women and asylum seekers (http://www.thecatholicworkerfarm.org/)
2 Youth Projects
𝗔𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱 : Let’s see more children, young people and families in Newham and east London leading happy healthy lives, realising their potential (https://www.aston-mansfield.org.uk/) and
𝗢𝗞 𝗖𝗹𝘂𝗯 : Oxford Kilburn Youth Trust The OK Club will work with young people and their families. We will work with them to build character and capabilities, as they grow into active and engaged adults. (http://www.okclub.org.uk/)
2 In Home Support Projects
𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗕𝗲𝘅𝗹𝗲𝘆 : Information and advice with benefits and tax credits for carers in the UK. Carers UK makes life better for carers. Support Carers In The UK. (https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/get-support/local-support/carers-support-bexley) and
𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 : a national charity supporting women and girls who have experienced domestic abuse and those who are in contact with the criminal justice system (https://www.advancecharity.org.uk/)
1 Education project
𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗿 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁 : enabling education for disabled young people
Contact us to find out more
Hosting Programme Co-ordinator: Dan Milway – firstname.lastname@example.org
General Enquiries: Cat Udal – email@example.com