Posts by Rukiyah

Party on the Pavement

Over 100 people from the local community enjoyed the sights, taste and sounds of Walthamstow. African drummers and dancers bought the street to life encouraging everyone to join in whilst feasting on food from around the world reflecting the diversity of the borough. This celebration was the last of the weekly Sunday street cafe which…

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Slovakia finds the Hero Inside

loveLife Generation flew over to Slovakia to explore the Hero inside on a youth exchange programme with other European nations. Activities included a range of outdoor experiences ranging from hiking, canoeing and secret missions as well a variety of reflective exercises and games to recognise potential and raise aspiration. Thank you to Land of Harmony…

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Supporting Mental Health

loveLife has been building local capacity by training both young people and adults working with them and the community to qualify as mental health first aiders. By the end of the year, we intend to have 40 fully trained first aiders able to provide support for young people with mental health needs.  

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Democracy Through Creativity

This was the UK’s fifth Creativity in a series begun many years ago exploring themes of Discrimination, Identity, Equality and Unity through dance, drama, music, film and photography, crafts and fashion. This year saw participation from 9 nations working together to understand the dynamics, structures and processes of democracy in practice and appreciating the value…

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Cafe on the pavement

Shape Your Street has been running since January 2019 and now has a regular group of local residents stopping by over a cuppa and conversation. The cafe is thriving with the help of volunteers who have identified local people interested in becoming mentors, befrienders and mental health first aiders. We will be running workshops to…

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