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The Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) is seeking to develop ways that black young people and communities can become more involved in the local and regional decision making processes in terms of central government's policy implementation. Founded on the principles of ensuring that black groups and individuals play an active role in their community's economic regeneration, the Group approached the government stating that whilst consultation had been good, the needs of black young people were given little consideration.

With funding, the BTEG is looking to approach organisations and service users to ascertain some key issues facing young black people and the black youth voluntary sector. Further work intends to be developed, and pro-active involvement from interested parties would be welcomed.

This major consultation exercise sounds like an exciting opportunity for groups to promote democracy and participation among black young people. If you would like more information or to find out how to get involved, please contact Pravin Patel, Youth Policy Consultant either by email or by phone: 0116 210 4740.

 

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Problematic drug misuse has always been an issue in youth work, particularly when it comes to developing effective harm reduction strategies. A one day conference has been organised in Leicester with the aim of highlighting how workers can utilize alternative responses in drug use among African Caribbean young people.

Highlights of the day will include presentations by Teresa Marsh, co-ordinator of the SAPACY Project in Canada, which is concerned with African Centred approaches to problematic drug use, and Carlton Howson, from De Montfort University in Leicester discussing the value of adopting a black perspective. There are four, practical workshops also planned, together with the usual suspects of lunch and refreshments.

Low attendance fees have been negotiated for students and the conference is not "professional-exclusive" in that it is open to anyone who has an interest in this area.

For more information or to book a place, please call Alphonso Hunter on 0116 261 0711 or Jason Wood on 0116 229 0591 - or email us.

 

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