A youngster will speak out about his former gang life at the launch of a project aimed at getting young people off the streets and away from knife and drug crime.
The member of Southwark Youth Advisors, who is now part of the on-street mentoring programme ‘Street Base’, will share his past experiences during the Cultural Conversation event in Bermondsey on Sunday.
The event has been organised by Manor Estate tenants’ and residents’ association in Bermondsey as part of a project to empower youngsters and to get positive role models to share where they’ve come from and where they are today.
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Actor and write Eddie Webber, who lived on Manor Estate as a child, will also share his personal experiences.
A Cultural Conversation is part of a wider initiative which will run free six-week projects such as self-defence and graffiti workshops for youngsters aged twelve to nineteen who live in the borough.
Lisa Dalton, secretary of the TRA, explained the aim of the project was to empower youngsters and to get positive role models to share where they’ve come from and where they are today.
The event will be held at Rennie and Manor TRA hall, Galleywall Road, Bermondsey, SE16 3NP, on Sunday, July 22, from 11am to 2pm.