Congratulations to founder of The Multiple Heritage Project Bradley Lincoln, who was recently awarded £20,000 from Unltd, a charity supporting social entrepreneurs in the UK.
The Multiple Heritage Project has been breaking new ground running conferences for mixed-race youth around the UK. The conferences offer them the chance to discuss the mixed-race experience and challenge issues such as being expected to choose one racial identity to the exclusion of another; negative labelling such as ‘confused’ or mixed up, low self-esteem, school exclusions, racial classifications and positive role models.
Bradley was delighted to receive the much-needed funds and said:
'This award, which will make a huge difference to my project and the lives of the young people I work with. The Multiple Heritage Project is trying to tackle an issue which is often overlooked by service providers in education and social care. This will really help the project grow and reach more children in need.'
The latest conference was held in Leicester on March 7 with over 50 mixed-race young people aged between 13-19 years. Participants discussed their feelings about terminology, stereo-typing, their experiences in the education system, racism, and interracial relationships. They also came up with ideas for tackling many of the issues raised.
Well done Bradley!
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