Tameside African Refugee Association (TARA) celebrated the end of Black History Month with an event attended by about 119 people, including several local organisations, youth groups and two schools. Audenshaw School had five of their nominated students receive TARA’s Youths Achievement Awards’ Certificates, and St James Primary School had their pupils perform a dance to entertain their audience respectively. The event was held at Ashton Town Hall on Saturday 29 October.
There were many highlights on the day but one of the most remarkable was a thrilling and captivating drama performance by the TARA Youths. The drama centred on the importance of TARA’s Homework Club & the Supplementary School to young people and their parents as it educates both young people and their parents in a fun and safe learning atmosphere created by TARA’s staff and Volunteers. There was also an amazing re-enactment of the great Martin Luther King Jr’s speech “I Have A Dream” which was the theme of the event.
Young people have been working hard throughout the month learning about the slave trade and other aspects of Black history, including visiting the slavery museum in Liverpool, as part of TARA’s supplementary school activities, and this event was a much appreciated way to celebrate all the hard work.
There was African and Asian food served free of charge and the meat used were Halal for the benefit of our Muslim audience.
The Basis Project would like to congratulate TARA on this event, and the fantastic work they are doing to help young people in Tameside develop their confidence and skills!