Project Launch - 29 October 2011

Project Launch Event Flyer

The project was formally launched on the 29th October 2011 to coincide with ‘Black History Month’ (in the United Kingdom) at the Newham African Caribbean Resource Centre in Plaistow, East London. It was attended by in excess of 250 people from diverse ethnic communities including those from Edo State. This included prominent Benin Historians, Local Councillors of Newham Council and the VIP Guest Speaker Engr. Bernard Woghiren, the UK Representative of the ‘Oba’.

There were also representatives from some of the main partner organisations, Benin Union Trust and Voice of Africa Radio Station. An article published in the Newham Recorder Newspaper assisted in the recruitment of over 30 Volunteers.