ASKI (Advice Support Knowledge Information) is developing a heritage project All About Me, supported by the Lottery Fund, which will highlight the contribution made by Caribbean elders in Croydon since their arrival in the 1960’s.
These people have lived through a period of significant change in the borough, becoming such an integral part of modern day Croydon that their origins are often overlooked.
The project will have input from Age Exchange, local artists, choreographers, and photographers.
ASKI will be staging an exciting exhibition at the Croydon Museum in October 2018 celebrating Caribbean poeple’s stories. For more details: www.aski.org.uk
ASKI, which is located at 33 Brigstock Road, is also working with local artist Karen Barnett on a project funded by Stop Loan Sharks to raise awareness of the problems caused by loan sharks who often target older and vulnerable people.
ASKI hopes to develop work with Karen over the coming year, to reach out to older men and women helping them to recognise and rebut loan sharks. Local residents have been working with Karen on a small installation to highlight their fears of intimidation. Anyone who has concerns should call 0300 555 2222 in confidence.
*ASKI is appealing for volunteers in the following areas: photography, crafts, Salsa and Zumba teachers. ASKI offers a full induction and volunteer expenses. If you would like to offer your skills or time please email: Joseph firstname.lastname@example.org