Engage, Promote, Support.
“Karibu”-meaning welcome, is a Swahili word. Welcome is usually the greeting a visitor hears in many parts of Africa.
Karibu Community Action Kent(KCAK) was founded in 2015 by African individuals living in Kent to give a voice to Africans and people of African origin, promote cultural diversity, share and celebrate culture and heritage, support each other to solve problems by creating opportunities to meet, discuss issues of interest and to socialise.
We promote health and wellbeing and work to reduce inequalities in health and social care provision through information dissemination and facilitating access to the community for main stream service providers
Highlights of our Projects
The project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Africans by raising awareness of the benefits of making healthier food and lifestyle choices in a way that is culturally appropriate.
The programme funded by Kent Community Foundation worked with minority ethnic women to improve their conversational English.
Weight Loss Management African Pilot
Karibu Kent and KCHFT joined forces to work on the One You Weight loss programme to make it more appropriate to Africans. The programme is a national evidence-based programme developed by Public Health England as part of a preventative approach.
A voluntary organisation is as strong as the community that supports it. Together, we can do more than we can do alone.
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