COMMUNITIES AGAINST GUN & KNIFE CRIME
Is to focus and to put into action families and young people engaging with various
agencies, training programmes, work experience, using their skills and learning new skills.
WHY IS OUR ORGANISATION DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS?
Our organisation is different because we will not be stroking the surface of our community
issues, we will be supporting our community from the beginning the middle to the end,
we will be engaging with other community and links workers from different boroughs we will
be supporting parents and families to engage in a variety of programmes to enable them
to achieve a greater understanding of one another, as people none of us are perfect,
we all have problems in one way or another, so instead of us fighting against each other
let us use our energy to listen, support and help one another so that we can see the positive
The work that we are going to implement together will not be easy and we will feel deluded
at times but the real issue is, life is not easy but it does and can become easier if we are
prepared to work together and help bring our community to the next level.
GUNS AND KNIVES CRIME AMONG OUR YOUNG PEOPLE:
Guns and Knives crime among our young people was the biggest reason for Danny,
Steve, Sharron, Elaine and Maria to get together and set up the organisation CAGK. Our
own life experience reflects why we feel a passion to work with young people and the
Listening to our young people and helping them to strive to the best of their ability is where we need to be, helping them to
value themselves and others will be a positive step forward we can all share our ideas and experiences and help young people to
see that GUNS AND KNIVES will never be the answer, coming together and sharing our issues will be a start of something new,
addressing issues such as: Underachieving at school, Exclusion from school and society, Peer pressure, The breakdown of the family unit,
Mental health among our young people, Black history in schools.
We would be looking to help parents get more involved in their childs education, and learn new skills such as: Parent governors,
Learning support assistants, Learning mentors training will be available in the following areas, Housing support workers, Drugs and Alcohol workers and Nursery nurses and Assistants.
CAGK will be looking to organise family events including dance classes and performances from up and coming new talents from different boroughs, performances from recognised singers and musicians, actors and actresses who are willing to give advice and information to any person(s) who would like to achieve similar goals in these areas.
Arts and crafts, Football tournaments which include coaching awards for people interested in developing a career in this area.
Books will be on sale and a variety of workshops will be organised to meet the needs of the community.
MUSHIRAH WILSON AUTHOR: OF KOFI WANTED TO BE A BAD BWOY
Mushirah and other authors have written books for all ages who will enjoy reading these books and will be inspired by the words and the illustrations.
CAGK welcomes all church pastors, leaders and people from various church ministries to help widen the network to reach our young people and the community so that we can reach our full potential.
OUTREACHING THE COMMUNITY:
Danny, Steve, Sharron and the outreach team will be visiting local estates and various boroughs to try and engage people who feel that they have been let down by society, CAGK will try hard to motivate these people and help them get the best out of our organisation by allowing them to engage us in what they can do.
Will be given out at meetings, registration forms are not compulsory but it would help CAGK to build up a network of various agencies which would help our young people find relevant training or work experience in their chosen field.
For more information please contact;
Danny Bryan: 07949355007
Steve Pessoa: 07733201514
Sharron Lewis: 07930240095
Maria Cunningham: 07951612853
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