We were proud to be:
Nominated by Essex Community Foundation for the
High Sheriff Award:
Best Volunteering category 2011-12.
NHS East of England Finalist in the Health and Social Care Awards 2010 for our ladies-only swimming classes.
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Registered in England and Wales no. 7647694.
EMAN (Essex Multicultural Activities Network) is a Community Interest Company created to support and empower black and minority ethnic (BME) communities in Essex, with a special interest in South Asian communities.
It started in 2005 as a group of friends joining together to raise funds for Pakistan earthquake relief and developed gradually into a voluntary community group running activities to promote cultural diversity at a number of festivals around Essex, before incorporating as a community interest company in 2011.
EMAN's work involves:
Developing skills - organising vocational training and opportunities to learn or pass on crafts and skills.
Overcoming social isolation - providing a safe and welcoming environment in which to make new friends, fight loneliness and depression.
Promoting cultural activities - celebrating the heritage and traditional skills of the South Asian community at local events, fairs and festivals.
Addressing health issues affecting the South Asian community - raising awareness, reducing the stigma of mental health problems, promoting healthy diet and exercise in a culturally appropriate way.
Acting as a bridge to statutory services - developing channels of communication between statutory organisations and the South Asian community.
Shown below is our unique community development model: