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SRACA 2023

R. G. Ravello

31 Mar 2023

Stockport Race Equality Partnership (SREP) held its first annual Stockport Race and Culture Awards (SRACA)

On the evening of February 04th 2023, the Stockport Race Equality Partnership (SREP) held its first annual Stockport Race and Culture Awards (SRACA) to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of individuals and organizations towards the promotion of equality and diversity within the community.

The event was a resounding success, with attendees from all walks of life coming together to recognize and celebrate the achievements of those that had gone above and beyond.

The event was graced with the presence of the Mayor of Stockport who was invited as a special guest. He delivered an inspiring speech, lauding the importance of recognizing the achievements of individuals and organizations who have strived to promote racial and cultural diversity within the community.

He reinforced the commitment of the local government towards ensuring that Stockport remains an inclusive community that celebrates, values and respects all cultures.

One of the highlights of the evening was the announcement of the award winners. The event was a platform to acknowledge the individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to promote cultural diversity and inclusivity in the Stockport community.

The winners of the different categories were announced amidst thunderous applause by the attendees.

In the category of Young Person of the Year, Faith Akindele emerged as the winner. An outstanding student who has continuously advocated for cultural diversity within her school, Faith had organized several events to promote cultural diversity and raise awareness on the importance of valuing diversity.

The Community Volunteer of the Year award was won by Tolu Fibersima, a relentless volunteer who has spent several hours working on different projects within the community. Tolu has volunteered in different organizations within the community, proving that it is possible to have a meaningful impact on one’s community through volunteering.

Nadia Ali emerged as the BAMe Person of the Year.

The Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year was awarded to One And All, a local company that has continuously strived to promote inclusivity and diversity within the workplace. The company has employees from various backgrounds and has set up programs to ensure that every employee is included and their contributions are valued.

Kimberly Doorman won the Helping Hand of the Year award, a category which recognizes the efforts of individuals who have significantly influenced the lives of others positively. Kimberly had volunteered her time to run a free community center for the elderly, offering different programs to enrich their lives.

Ghulam Ali was the recipient of the Lifetime Service Award, an award created to recognize the contributions of individuals who have continuously worked to promote cultural diversity for a significant period. Ghulam is a religious leader, who has been instrumental in advocating for legislation that promoted diversity within the community.

Mama Flo won the Unsung Hero of the Year award. Mama Flo has spent the last 20 years putting smiles on the faces of the less privileged within the community. She has run several free projects, including a soup kitchen and a counseling center, always selflessly dedicating her time, resources and energy towards improving the lives of others.

Finally, EAICO emerged as the Voluntary Organization of the Year. EAICO is a non-profit organization that provides support for refugees and asylum seekers who arrive in Stockport, offering them access to essential services that can aid their integration into the community.

The event was a resounding success, with attendees enjoying the opportunity to network and connect with one another, while celebrating the outstanding individuals that had made the evening possible.

The event had been a collaborative effort, with several individuals and organizations working tirelessly to ensure that it was a success. In conclusion, the SRACA awards had achieved its goal of raising awareness of the need to promote cultural diversity within the community. It also served as a reminder of the important role that every person can play towards promoting inclusivity and respect for all cultures.

The event ended on a high note, with attendees looking forward to the 2nd SRACA Awards, scheduled for 2024.

Click here to view the photo gallery of the evening

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