This programme encourages Africans in the diaspora to be active participants in their communities in order to further themselves within these communities in the UK. We encourage people to live healthier, active lives while enjoying their environment. The participation will take different forms – from taking a walk in the woods, learning and enjoying to cycle for the first time, touring historical sites, to joining a running club, visiting other cities in the UK, having a picnic at the park, hiking nature trails or going mountain climbing. It is a way of integrating and being part of the community and in the process, reducing isolation and social exclusion
Commonwealth Games Awareness
Through funding from Celebrate aimed at Raising awareness of the Commonwealth Games Among the African Families and the 2014 Communities for the project entitled ‘Get Out and About’ - STRIDE has been very active in the community engaging in community events, outdoor activities and collaborating with other community groups to encourage our members, volunteers and young people to enjoy active lives and enjoy the spirit of the Glasgow Commonwealth games.
STRIDE has organised and coordinated events around the commonwealth games and active nation. Through support from the Legacy 2014 Programmes, STRIDE organised a team of 6 adults and 4 young volunteers to attend the Rugby Sevens at the Glasgow Commonwealth games. The experience has been long lasting, because after the commonwealth games, 3 young people have joined their local rugby teams and are enjoying the game of rugby while getting active and healthy. The experience of the Commonwealth Games is summed in the picture below.