Community engagement, awareness raising, information dissemination & research
We work with communities in enhancing their engagement and participation in what is happening around them and within their communities in a variety of ways as follows.
Community media, information dissemination & research
Our media work engages communities at the grassroots, providing digital storytelling training to give people the skills and confidence they need to tell their own stories. We support the communities to share and access information to address issues affecting them.
We enable them to mitigate and counter risks of existing prejudice and articulate their needs which are often missed or overlooked. Our diverse community media empowers and represents the people we work with through positive and inspirational stories about their communities and showcasing their achievements and potential.
The media products include a bi-monthly Mojatu magazine published in Nottingham and Reading.Mojatu.com website website which hosts news and contents about our communities and FMB Radio, a partner that produces and broadcasts audio and video contents on and about our communities.
We provide a variety of media platforms, training programmes and resources to enable our communities to:
- Access information in a manner and way best suited to them.
- Share and disseminate their information within trusted networks.
- Amplifying authentic community voices to tell their stories to a wider audience.
Community events, activities, cohesion and awareness raising
Our events bring people together and connect diverse communities. We run community events to celebrate diversity, particularly encouraging different cultures to come together at these events, we share knowledge and information, and encourage community cohesion.
Through our events we discuss key community issues such as female genital mutilation, mental health stigma, health issues, access to opportunities, impact of poverty, skills development, knife crime and youth violence. We use these events to bring communities together and advocate for participative and visible change in our communities.
We challenge stereotypes of different communities through awareness raising activities and large-scale information sharing. Check out the list of upcoming events in our events page.
Community resourcing and integration
We help smaller groups and individuals to access resources and support so as to tackle discrimination and help our communities to access opportunities, skills, and tools to participate fully in the wider community. In addition to skills and training programmes, we support communities to work together and maximise the benefits of their limited resources, ultimately increasing social cohesion and their integration into life in the UK.