Nominations are open for the National Diversity Awards 2017

There are many wonderful advocates doing great things to promote and celebrate diversity, so why nominate David E Watters?

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National Diversity Award Winner, David E. Watters, is a teacher, motivational speaker and writer; a passionate equality advocate, committed to enhancing the lives of young people and adults who may feel marginalised or limited by labels.


As a teacher, he is committed to developing the whole person through creatively challenging students to embrace their unique value, and that of others, to encourage them to fulfil their full potential.


He has won a Vodaphone World of Change Award and was nominated for an Excellence in Diversity Award 2015, for his contribution to enhancing the diversity agenda within education and for two European Diversity Awards because of his work with the Give ’em Hope Campaign.


Since graduating from The Institute of Education, University of London, David has gone on to train as a mediator, as a Life Coach and is a qualified facilitator for The Pacific Institute. 


As Director of NBI Associates, David devises and delivered engaging, enjoyable and interactive Diversity and Cultural Enhancement workshops utilizing Cognitive Behavioural and Performing Arts strategies for individual, corporate and academic clients.


Watters is the founder and coordinator of the inclusive, inspirational and international Give ‘em Hope Campaign; an online initiative which utilises all available social networks to encourage and uplift those who doubt their validity, feel isolated or limited by labels, through the sharing of written and video testimonies. The campaign was honoured at the National Diversity Awards 2014 when it won the Community Organisation Award (Multi-Strand).


Watters was a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK; taking the British Government to the European Court of Human Rights in 2010 and successfully achieving Marriage Equality for same-sex couples in the United Kingdom.


His passion and expertise has brought many opportunities to write and speak on social change and his book, NEVER BLEND IN, brings together this wealth of experience and the voices of those whom he has met along the way.



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What exactly is this Give ’em Hope Campaign?



The Give ’em Hope Campaign was established in 2011 by teacher, writer and lifelong equality advocate David E Watters.


The campaign is unique in that it embraces any and all who have felt limited by labels. Our Hopeful family exists to spread positivity and encouragement to those who need It most, through the use of all available online networks – individual video or written testimonies on a range of topics have been created and shared by people just like you to help others fulfil their potential. regardless of their circumstances.


Your story, written or on video, can have such a powerful impact on the lives of others and this should not be underestimated.


Send us your story and make a difference to the lives of those who hear it. Send a message of encouragement telling others how to develop their own self-belief, how to shake off the limiting labels, how to aim higher and to achieve their potential.


Enough of me blabbing on; have a look at some of our many contributors as they explain what we do and why we do it:




MUSIC VIDEO COMPILATION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqc9hfgPd1E


MUSIC VIDEO PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swPrwgKSI-s&list=PLCnKRBUWJLxJZpEGl8OwcxeT-raRkKrHG


GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is3CfP7DgWY&list=PL2D507F373FE6BC7D


Email: davidequalitywatters@outlook.com




BOOK WEBPAGE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/106980051654/


GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN GROUP (or FAMILY as we call it): https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiveEmHope/


GIVE ‘EM HOPE PAGE (Come and LIKE us for news and Inspiration): https://www.facebook.com/GIVEemHOPE/

TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW – Nominations for The National Diversity Awards 2017 are now OPEN!! ow.ly/xa7f309ayGp

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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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