Search

Stratford faith group awarded £50,000 for African heritage project

12:56 20 August 2013

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a research project over £50,000 to explore African social customs and cultural beliefs.

The 12-month “Ampabame Village and the Family” pilot scheme, run by volunteers from Living God International Bible Ministry (LGIBM) in Stratford, looks at the Extended Family System in the Ashanti Culture and its significance.

A website, a day event, two day trips, a travelling exhibition tour, and an e-book of archive photographs and interviews will be made available for people with African heritage to learn about the past.

Dennis Mensah of LGIBM, who also ran The Echoes of Benin Kingdom/British Conflict 1897 project with Plaistow’s Newham African Resource Centre last year, said: “We are honoured to receive a grant award of £53,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. “This will enable us to deliver a project that will ensure a wider range of people are involved in participating in activities and making decisions about Ashanti Heritage.”

Local volunteers team up with the British Museum, Oral History Society, Aston Mansfield (Community Involvement Unit) and African Youth Organisation to deliver the project.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest News Stories

The Connaught Urinal (picture: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library)

The fate of Newham’s Iron Lung – an ornate Victorian urinal used by dock workers – has long been a mystery. But now, after some detective work, its whereabouts can finally be revealed...

Newham Council
08:00
NoFit State

Have you always wanted to find out what it takes to pull of those talented circus tricks that the performers take on so effortlessly?

Yesterday, 08:00
Bollywood Brass Band

Head East to enjoy a weekend filled with music, dance, theatre, and various circus performances at an upcoming festival.

Elizabeth Olympic Park

Most read news

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Read more
Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder