Lewisham Ethnic Minority Partnership networking event today
Disciple Samuel Georgewill is an example of how far determination and hard work can go. The former doorman, who was already a volunteer in his local community, saw posters around his church and neighbourhood promoting the OBV Lewisham Leadership Scheme. Impressed by the opportunity, he decided to apply and was initially refused but his fortunes were good after a space became available and he was granted a place on the scheme.
That was in 2011. Fast foward to 2012 and the former unemployed volunteer is now working for Lewisham Ethnic Minority Partnership (LEMP), who work to provide opportunities to BME individuals and organisations from the disadvantaged communities in Lewisham and surrounding areas.
He landed the post by attending a networking event he heard about through OBV, and counts the communication skills he learnt on the leadership scheme to be imperative in his current role as a community advisor.
The community advisor is passionate about his work and counts partnerships as key to this. If you are interested in partnering with the organisation, LEMP are holding their annual general meeting/networking event on 20th March 2012 between 1:45pm and 4pm, at Powerleague , Private Banks Sports Ground, Canadian Avenue, Catford SE6 4SW
For more information, visit www.lewishamethnicminoritypartnership.org.uk