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 our 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.
A VOICE AND ADVOCATE FOR AFRICANS
KCAK is run by a committee of members from different African and Black communities and we want it to reflect and be as representative as possible of the communities we serve.
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change.
Karibu Kent’s unique selling proposition is that our management committee members are all of African and Caribbean origin with lived experience and an in depth understanding of the issues black people face and can therefore offer culturally appropriate expertise and advice.
The organisation is governed by 7 Management committee members from different countries namely: Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Jamaica.
Our team of regular and part time volunteers come from a diverse background and are committed to helping us achieve our goals. If you have some time to spare and would like to help, please get in touch for more information.
To make East Kent a place where Africans and ethnic minority communities can be actively engaged, live healthily and have equal opportunities.