VOTE FOR #HOPE – GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN


  

VOTE FOR HOPE: 
Thanks to all for the Inclusive Network nominations received so far. Don’t be shy… Place YOUR nomination now! 
Winning this award would further raise the profile of our campaign and enable us to reach out further, to have an even greater and lasting impact as a voice for the disenfranchised and marginalised; to validate and encourage others to live full and fulfilling lives, both personally and professionally, despite the social judgements that they may face.
http://www.inclusivenetworks.co.uk/awards/
I was scrolling through the categories and saw that there is one for Social Network; that’s practically made for the Give ’em Hope Campaign. 
SOCIAL NETWORK OF THE YEAR:
“There are lots of more informal networks all over the UK that arrange and facilitate events of all kinds for people to come together, socialise and meet new people – and have fun. Lots of these networks have a strong online presence and offer their members a place to chat to like minded people, share thoughts and ideas and be introduced to new people. Many support community group and charity initiatives – having a real positive social impact. This award is open to all networks who do not identify with being an Employee, Inter-Sector or Professional network.”
 
   

The Give ’em Hope Campaign is an inclusive and inspirational celebration of diversity; an online initiative to encourage and uplift those who feel marginalised, isolated or limited by labels. GEH exist to bring hope to those who need it most and do so by sharing written and video testimonies.
Unlike other diversity campaigns, GEH is an international fully-inclusive initiative, not focussed solely on one “community”, for that in itself can be limiting and perhaps divisive. This has meant that there are a range of video and written testimonies which explore living with HIV/ AIDS, coping with “coming out” as LGBTQ, learning to understand life on the autistic spectrum, ableism, ageism, racism, surviving serious life-threatening illnesses, coping with family rejection and so many more. The website best illustrates the diverse range of contributions:

http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html
The aim, to develop a cohesive society, utilises all available online social networks and video-sharing websites to assist anyone who may feel isolated, marginalised or limited by labels, to develop a better sense of living with personal authenticity, so that they can achieve their full potential.
There is a support network which flourishes on facebook. Both the group and sister page are staffed by an international team of compassionate administrators, of diverse backgrounds, who provide unrivalled support and guidance. Friendships have been formed and as clichéd as it may sound, there is a genuine sense of being part of an international family, in which people from all age-groups, cultures, genders and sexual orientations thrive and nurture each other.
OUR BACKGROUND, AS EXPLAINED BY SOME OF OUR INTERNATIONAL FAMILY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A28skAO0AQ8
THE NBI ASSOCIATES YOUTUBE PAGE: NBIassociates

http://www.youtube.com/user/NBIassociates?feature=mhee

WORDPRESS:

https://neverblendin.wordpress.com/category/give-em-hope-campaign-nbi-associates/

GIVE ‘EM HOPE WEBSITE:

http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html

THE “Give ‘em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/226577107352368

SISTER PAGE:

https://www.facebook.com/GIVEemHOPE

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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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