African Friendship Society

Community organization / nonprofit being nominated

African Friendship Society

Organization's website

https://africanfriendship.org/

Tell us a little more about this organization. Please include detailed ways in which this organization makes strides to benefit the community, who is impacted and what future goals are for this organization.

This society run by Jackie has been working relentlessly over the last 8 years towards building African Heritage relationships here in BC. They continue to develop programs with youth and adults to keep the history of African Heritage in the forefront of community. This organization runs weekly programs with young kids to raise their cultural awareness and educate all in traditional village education. regular drumming sessions are held to engage community. This society works closely with VPD to build bridges and empower youth. This society also does both French and English programs throughout the year. They continue to develop program with community and connecting with other communities in BC

If selected as a winner, how will the $7,500 prize money be applied?

I believe that this society will continue to work closely with community and the Police to establish a stronger working relationship encouraging recruitment and understanding