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KORI works in the dynamic environment that is London, supporting BAME young people and their communities to navigate their lives successfully. We aim to share stories of interest giving stakeholders an insight to our work.
higher-education
04/07/20
Amal Ahmed

Higher Education and Me

As a young child my mother was always a huge advocate for higher education. An extremely bright young woman, in school, she was advanced by two academic years, excelling particularly in Maths…
12yeareducation
15/06/20
Kiran

12 Years of Education

Education is the key to success. The first years of our lives we are programmed to learn things that mostly don’t have anything to do with our “real” lives, such as Pythagoras theorem or algebra…
mywords
08/06/20
Odiri Ighamre

My Work is My Protest

I was observing the world for a long time before it evolved into what has become my life’s work. A 1964 African baby, born in Britain, my first experience of Africa in world news was the horror pictures from the Biafra war…
The art of Lonliness
20/05/2020
Amal Ahmed

The Art of Loneliness

Loneliness is the catalyst to some of our worst thoughts and feelings and during this period of isolation as you can imagine there’s a lot of it going around. we try and ignore it when the sun begins to set and the outside world quietens for the evening, but much like its good friend anxiety, loneliness is always lurking…
impact of lockdown
14/04/2020
Poppy Tomlinson

The impact of lockdown on young people living around us

Told to stay home for the ‘foreseeable future’ – our daily instincts
have been overpowered by a stomach grabbing anxiety.
Language used by the young people we work with…
UWE-Daigo update
14/04/2020
Odiri Ighame

DAIGO Update

University of West England, Bristol students will be able to apply for Daigo 3 in March 2020. 
The DAIGO Project is a partnership providing education and skills in Africa, a collaboration that brings together  KORI Youth Charity with the University of West England, Bristol and the Daughters of Africa Foundation…
KORI pushing through
14/04/2020
Odiri Ighame

KORI pushing through the crisis

The coronavirus crisis has hit London especially hard and KORI has worked hard to maintain contact with vulnerable mentees during the enforced isolation period. This has been especially difficult for young people, especially those already struggling with a range of challenges…
Forward UK event
29/02/2020
Amal Ahmed

Forward UK Event

On the 29th of February, Forward UK hosted an exceptional program of Black Community leaders and community activist with the agenda of  ‘Strengthen our collective voices’ through an informative discourse on the systematic disenfranchisement of African Diasporic women. As a young BAME women myself, I find it imperative to contribute…
Collage-Arts-scaled
29/02/2020
Amal Ahmed

Collage Arts

Collage Arts, based in Haringey, has led on art and artistic development in the borough for thirty years, providing workspace for 250 artists. They open opportunities for the whole community to engage with art through a range of programmes and projects; offering support services, exhibition opportunities, facilities and resources…
verizon-scaled
21/02/2020
Odiri Ighame

Verizon Announcement

New partnership with Verizon Media who will provide inspiration days and two week work experience placements for BAME young people aged 18+ through KORI. Rumour also has it that a team of their media professionals also plan to volunteer with our Vessel UK programme!…

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