The Africa Community in Surrey and Sussex (ACISS) held an informative event called “Life in the UK” in January which was aimed at bringing together ethnic minorities and providing them with information on government bodies that could help create a thriving community.
Duchess Bolaji Odunuga, the lead of ACISS, saw the event as a reference point for the community and a starting point for building a vibrant community.
Attendees had the opportunity to receive a free health check from the Alliance for Better Care and listen to four inspiring speakers including Dr. Gillian Orrow of Growing Health Together, Tracey Agnew from Reigate and Banstead, Yemisi Jenkins MBE from the Home Office, and Stanley Onwuje from Casgo Connections recruitment agency.
The speakers shared thought-provoking insights on how to improve the health and well-being of ethnic minorities and build a strong community.
According to Odunuga, the ACISS organization is dedicated to fostering love and support among ethnic minorities in the area.
The “Life in the UK” event has marked a crucial moment for the community and left a lasting impression on those in attendance. It highlights the importance of community building and the role of government bodies in supporting ethnic minorities.
The event was praised by those in attendance, who described it as “very impactful and well-informed.” Odunuga also took the time to thank the speakers for their contributions to the event.
“We must not forget to thank Dr. Gillian Orrow of Growing Health Together, Tracey Agnew of Reigate and Banstead, Yemisi Jenkins MBE from the Home Office, and Stanley Onwuje from Casgo Connections recruitment agency for their contributions to the event,” she added.
The future of the ethnic minority community looks bright and exciting, and with leaders like Duchess Bolaji Odunuga at the helm, the process of building a vibrant community has officially begun.