Together for Peace (African Heritage and Educational Centre)
Together for Peace is part of Waltham Forest's Gangs Prevention Programme and runs activities such as:
- At least 6 hours per week workshop at the Forest Community Centre using paid facilitators on non-violent means of communication and conflict resolution
- Workshops will take place during term time Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday evenings.
- Organise at least 2 hours per week one-to-one personal coaching at the Forest Community Centre to identify and assist individuals with developing and reaching personal goals.
- Provide 3 hours of training activities on Saturdays afternoons at the Forest Community Centre that will focus on (a) Fights, knives, guns and drugs and (b) Teenage pregnancy – what are the reasons behind teenage pregnancy.
- Conduct a training needs analysis to identify skills of young people and provide them with training in youth leadership skills.
- Employ a Community Gang Engagement Worker to assist in problem solving with at-risk youth. Serving as a liaison between schools and other agencies in the community regarding gang related matters.
- Inform teachers, parents, carers and other agencies in LBWF of the availability of workshops.
- Reduce the frequency of gang violence in LBWF
- Advertise in the local press and email to schools, local organisations, organisations on AHEC database and website.
- Providing prevention and intervention services to children and young people who are at risk of gang involvement and/or who are involved with gang activity.
- Coordinate with community agencies to address the needs of gang-involved youth and their families.
- Raising awareness of the problem of gang Violence and establishing social norms that make Gang violence unacceptable.
- Building Networks within the Community that will: equip community leaders and families with the information and skills they need to engage their community in Gang Prevention Activities
- Provide a two ways system of communication, through Newsletters, website and sign posting.
For more information please get on touch with us using the below details.