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.
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:
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
GIVE ‘EM HOPE WEBSITE:
THE “Give ‘em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK: