At Eagle London Agency one of our passion is to empower talents from BAME background. With the rise in Knife and Gun crime amongst the ethnic youth community in London, we were moved to take an action. In response, we researched in collaboration with Kay Scorah and Thandi Mundi into some of the causes of this menace amongst the youth.
We conducted an in-depth research project with young people living in some of the areas worst affected by knife crime. We asked them to share with us their hopes and dreams for the future and to tell us how we can help them to achieve their life goals.
We aimed to look beyond the statistics on the knife and gun crime, and to stay away from the blame game. We wanted to understand the hopes and dreams of London’s black youth, (which must surely not be to join a gang and risk prison or early, violent death?) and come up with some ideas as to how we could help them fulfil their ambitions.
Our research report has helped us identify some of the actions that need to be taken to minimise this issue. It has also given us project ideas to work on as part of our organisational social responsibilities.
Below are a list of outcomes from our research;
We are looking for businesses, community organisations and individuals who share our passion, to join our initiative by supporting with their time, finance and facilities. Send us an email [email protected]