Category Archives: East London

Newham UpRiser Le Ho wins Big Challenge award

   Le Ho, a current participant on the UpRising leadership programme, has been announced as one of the winners of the Big Challenge award. The Big Challenge is a competition for young people aged between 16 and 25 to win part of a £60,000 prize fund for a project that brings communities together. Out of […]

Guardian learning visit

UpRisers were invited to the Guardian’s offices by Comment is Free editor Natalie Hanman to learn more about the Guardian and how they can get involved in writing articles for it! The UpRisers received a tour of the newsroom and met with Guardian journalists Natalie Hanman, Afua Hirsch, Paul Lewis and Matthew Taylor to find […]

Pump up the volume!

The January 2010 UpRising learning session was all about how to ‘pump up the volume’ through the media. During the session practitioners ran workshops on how to get a message across through the through the press, broadcast and online media. Channel 4 presenter Keme Nzerem ran a workshop with UpRisers on how to take part […]

UpRising Meetup with speed networking

UpRising held a Meetup with a speed networking session led by UpRiser Oyin Akiniyi on 24 November 2009. UpRisers Le Ho, Farah Mohammoud and Natasha Shaikh also spoke at the event about their activities on the programme.  The social gathering, held at St Margaret’s House, Bethnal Green, was an opportunity for current UpRisers, UpRising graduates, […]

UpRisers facilitate a chain reaction

A group of UpRisers and UpRising graduates took part in Chain Reaction 2009, an event that brought together social leaders, community activists, policy makers, business leaders, and young people from the UK and beyond to share learning and to generate new ideas for social change, locally and globally.     The team of 13 UpRisers and UpRising […]

Building a team

Aretousa and Mary introduce organisational meetings UpRisers took part in a learning session on 22 October 2009 that included training on how to set up and run organisational meetings.  Organisational meetings allow individuals to share their concerns and come together to work together. They are useful when developing campaigns to build new relationships and shared understandings […]

UpRisers see community organising in action

The East London Communities Organisation (TELCO) welcomed a group of UpRisers to their 13th Anniversary Delegates Assembly at Stratford Old Townhall.       TELCO is the oldest chapter of LONDON CITIZENS, a citizens organising network. TELCO is a coalition main up of congregations, schools, unions and associations from across East London.       The four UpRisers participating in the […]

Community Campaigns take shape

Participants on the UpRising leadership programme developed their ideas for community campaigns during a learning session held on 24 September 2009. UpRisers worked in groups to define the problem they hoped their community campaign would address. Using a problem definition tool they broke the wider issue into component parts. The exercise aimed to help participants […]

UpRisers explore East End issues at Roffey Park

Young people aged 19-25 from the UpRising leadership programme took part in a leadership retreat at Roffey Park at which they presented on the issues they feel are affecting the East End. The UpRisers worked in teams to give presentations on topics including: regeneration of the Regents Canal in Tower Hamlets, immigration, the importance of […]

Values of leadership

UpRisers took part in a learning session on 4 August 2009, to examine and reflect on their personal leadership values. To demonstrate the role of values in leadership, Alastair Wilson, Chief Executive of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, took part in a Q & A session at the learning session about his leadership journey and […]