5A’s ON OUTCOME/OPPORTUNITY
Accessible –(i) Police - evidenced by seminar/workshop engagement that Police are responding and can/should be deepened.(ii) Parental guidance - Youth too should endeavour to reach/seek, as appropriate. (iii) Youth – evidence of seminar/workshop attendance suggests have answers that need harnessing.(iv) Professionals – evidence of attendance suggests can create time for issues that negatively impact on the community.


Available – Therapeutic spaces (i) Secondary schools where focus should shift to attendant facilities and target age groups. (ii) Faith/Community centres to be harnessed by BHAas appropriate. (ii) Professionals as community resources to share confidential/observed/experienced concerns. (iii) Information on negative activities impacting the community to share is available the challenge is constructing models for sharing.
Acceptable – (i) Commendation that police are doing a good job but the community engagement tools/mode of operation/interventions need adjusting. (ii) Culture – understanding it as a driver for respectability and accessibility

Appropriate–(i) Investment in Leadership:- All sorts of leaderships to be demonstrated by all involved/interested such as the youth, community leaders, parents, police, professionals, influencers, etc.(ii) Investment in Inclusivity/Interconnectedness:- seeing people and humanness, capacity to do good amongst and between youths, inter/intra-community/race appreciation, behaviour/character tuning, responsibility – what can I do?,
Adaptable–(i) Parents can adjust to gain a peace of mind on the wellbeing and safety of the children and challenges of living, hence evidently were willing listeners.(ii) Police can adjust intervention models by learning from seminar/workshop engagements i.e. community/cultural sensitivities.(iii) Community can adapt this seminar/workshop success model into creative engagements such as dinner balls/identity pride parade/red carpet event. (iv) Professionals can adapt social media platforms as a soft resource to:-a - engage, as well as, ‘keeping-in-check’ youth involvement in knife crime; b – grow youth aspirations, behaviour/character tuning; c- co-parent the youth challenged by family disconnects; d –monitoring community recovery and well being from the knife-crime plague; e - etc. (v) Policy makers can adapt ‘preventative’ models from the seminar/workshops in the current anti-knife crime into a legal framework.

Notes.

  • Compiled by William Masembe Nkata(Youth/Health cultural lead BHA; Mental health specialist—clinical & research; Lead on Bridging the Gap initiative and The Therapeutic Community Network Initiative (2017).
  • Video coverage by Mr Steven Mulindwa (journalist)

 

Significant:

Buganda Heritage Association Leadership for the collaborative work with others in this journey of learning, sharing and formulating better understanding
Community/ Faith /Cultural Leaders
Harris Academy Peckham for the offer of the venue
Scientology UK –London Office for the venue
Waterloo church St James hall for offer of the venue
East London Uganda Islam community youth derby Road
Avril Jones (S&S community lead Southwark)
Metropolitan Police ; Retired PC D, East London police Team led by Susan Wermter ..
Community members including Ms Uganda UK 2018..Ms Mukibii +Buganda Community Women Leadership
The youth (Above and Beyond) and their parents
Leadership committee Buganda Heritage Association uk/Ireland
Friends of St John’s Church in Finsbury Park (Kusaba mu LUganda Community).
Nabagereka Sylivia Nnaginda (Buganda Kingdom Queen)..For inspiration via "OBUNTU-BULAMU CALL 2016.....2018” a call to parents to get more supportive and involved in promoting good citizenship.