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Young People Win High Sheriff's Award for Positive Voices23rd April 2013
The young people from Marsden Heights, involved in our Postive Voices in Diaspora Communities were honoured at the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year Awards.
Read all about it at Pendle Today.
New Executive Director Appointed17th January 2013
LGEC has now recruited a new Executive Director. Nasrullah
Anwar, formerly the Principal Officer of Building Bridges in Burnley an
Interfaith and Community Cohesion charity established following the 2001
Serious Disturbances in Northern Towns. BBB worked with adults and young
people, within community settings and with schools to create opportunities for
dialogue and developing shared values and better understanding of different
cultures. Prior to that, he was the Director of Lancashire Council of Mosques,
an umbrella body for 80+ mosques and madrasahs across the Lancashire region,
representing the needs and voice of the Muslim community, working with the
Public Sector and the Third Sector. Nasrullah has served in senior management
posts in the Third Sector for ten years and on many strategic and high-level
boards as well as working at grassroots level too. In 2912, he completed a
Masters in Community Leadership at UCLAN, focusing on the impact of community
cohesion in his dissertation. Nasrullah moonlights as a writer of genre fiction
(under the pen name Noor A Jahangir) and enjoys reading, console gaming,
painting and archery.
LGEC is recruiting a new Executive Director22nd October 2012
Brian Johnson, who has led LGEC for the past three years, is stepping down. LGEC is now recruiting a new Executive Director to replace him. If you would like more information on this exciting opportunity, visit http://www.lgec.org.uk/About/Jobs-at-LGEC.Permalink
Professional Reflection Event: Young People + Conflict in the UK + Globally28th September 2012
On 12 December, LGEC will be hosting a professional reflection day at the University of Cumbria in Lancaster. The day will explore approaches to working with young people on issues of conflict both in the UK and globally. The day (which is FREE of charge) will:
- Examine practically how to work with young people on issues of conflict both in the UK and globally.
- Look at approaches to working with young people ‘in’ and ‘on’ conflict.
- Gather and share experience of working with young people who were born, or whose families are from, outside of the UK on conflict and global development issues and explore with practitioners how ‘links’ with their country of origin or heritage can impact young people.
- Relate the findings of up-to-date research on young people and conflict/global development issues to the practice of youth work.
- Provide an opportunity to network with like-minded practitioners and organisations.
The Professional Reflection Event is delivered in partnership with the University of Cumbria, International Alert and Global Link.Permalink
LGEC join forces with the Fairtrade Foundation to support Lancashire Schools.4th September 2012
LGEC have again been awarded grant funding from the Fairtrade Foundation to support Lancashire schools with their work on Fairtrade.
Work will focus on three cluster areas : Preston, Pendle and Clitheroe. Schools in those areas will benefit from staff training, ideas workshops and the setting up of Fairtrade support networks to help them to get started or continue with their work on Fairtrade, and work towards achieving the Fairtrade Schools Award.
If your school is interestd in taking part in the Fairtrade Schools 2012 Project, please contact Catherine Naylor on 01772 252299