As part of the Community Organisers Programme, run by Locality and funded by the Cabinet Office, a group of five trainee Community Organisers have started working in North Kensington. Over the next year, the trainees, hosted by The Dalgarno Trust in St Charles ward, will learn to build trusting relationships and powerful networks which will enable residents, groups, associations and businesses in North Kensington to develop their collective power to act together for the common good, using the core tools and techniques of community organising.
One of the trainees, Fausto Llopis has given his account of the programme so far:
“Our work aims to empower citizens to be the leaders of their own change and we will do so by knocking doors and reach as many households as possible. It has been a challenging experience so far, but we believe that with time and effort, we will see our communities flourish and help break down barriers. If you want to meet us in person or interested in following us throughout the year, get in touch, and we will give you a welcoming hug!”
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