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1625ip recognised for supporting young people in inner city communities

Monday 30 March 2015

Nothing tells us we're doing OK better than recognition from young people themselves!

Earlier this month 1625 Independent People was awarded a Certificate of Achievement at the 2015 BME Community Fair and Awards and EMPOWERED 2015 ceremony run by Babbasa Youth Empowerment Projects (BYEP).

The event recognised young people's achievements, showcased local services and launched The Bristol Manifesto for Race Equality (opens in new window). The Manifesto highlights key areas where racial inequalities persist and asks local public and private agencies to pledge actions they will take to address this. It also states that by communities and agencies working together we really can make positive changes to our City so that every person, regardless of their ethnic origin, can fulfil their potential and ambitions.

Empowered-Award.jpg1625ip was shortlisted for the Batook Pandya Award "recognising local organisations that work tirelessly to aid and assist young people from Bristol’s diverse inner city communities. This award celebrates youth and community groups, Saturday schools and public agencies working to improve young lives."

We're very proud to have been nominated alongside such wonderful organisations and groups as:
  • Nilaari
  • The Society
  • Bristol Muslim Cultural Society
  • Bristol Somali Youth Network
  • St. Paul's Adventure Playground
  • Community Cohesion

Congratulations to Nilaari for winning the award! They were presented with a trophy on the day.

Nominations were open to all communities, BYEP then conducted research with local young people about each organisation and a Steering Group made up of young people, local businesses and organisations came together to judge the nominees.

The event which took place at the Trinity Centre was open to all and saw an impressive turn out.  George Ferguson, the Mayor of Bristol, Sue Mountstevens, Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset Constabulary and others attended to pledge their commitment to this venture.

Exceptional young people in the community were recognised for their contribution in areas such as
1) Enterprise 
2) Education 
3) Community
4) Arts 
5) Sports
6) Choices
7) Leadership
8) Science and IT

Thank you to everyone who nominated 1625 Independent People!
We will hang our certificate up with pride.

You can see more photos from the day on the BYPE CIC Facebook Page

For further information please contact:
Pilar Garcia, Funding and Communication Manager
Tel:  0117 317 8800
Email: pilar.garcia@1625ip.co.uk

To find out how you can support 1625ip  - read our Support Us pages

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