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Project to help you learn about Africa

A project to introduce people to African culture has been launched.

Set up by Gillingham charity African People’s Advocacy the scheme, called Afro-Beat Isolation, is aimed at vulnerable people in society.

Kanko Arts perform at the launch of Afro-Beat Isolation
Kanko Arts perform at the launch of Afro-Beat Isolation

People will be able to sign up to a four-week course in March or November which will give them an opportunity to meet new people while learning about African culture.

At the launch Gillingham and Rainham MP Paul Clark (Lab) gave a speech.

He said: “I commend the African People’s Advocacy for promoting community cohesion in Gillingham and other areas of Medway through this Afro-Beat Isolation project."

The event was hosted by Angela Asieba, editor of Nubia Magazine.

The special guest was journalist Ayo Johnson who said: “I am delighted to support the African People’s Advocacy.

“This charity is doing wonders for racial harmony, African culture and community cohesion in the UK.”

Kanko Arts, a Medway arts group, performed at the event. Other speakers included psychology professor Tim Valentine of Goldsmiths College.

The African People’s Advocacy has received a grant from the Big Lottery Fund for the sessions, which will be free for all those attending.

Anyone interested call the African People’s Advocacy on 01634 573619 or email info@apadvocacy.net

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