Founder and CEO of 'Our Game' has spent a year working for anti-racism education charity SRtRC
"What becomes very apparent is that the news and views which make for conversation among many adults is also clearly making its way into the conversations of young people throughout the country"
Francis Duku, SRtRC Educator and Founder & CEO of 'Our Game'
"Having been in classrooms up and down the country and even in Germany (when we went over to do some work with the Ministry of Defence), it became quite clear to me very quickly that there is a lot of confusion and also many unanswered questions in the minds of many young people today, which also means there is a lot of work to be done if we are to ever be more successful in the way we deal with racism in society.
"Being able to play a part in answering and addressing some of these points for the young people we encounter, who let's not forget are still forming opinions and views that will be with them for the rest of their lives, is a challenge that must be taken on, and is one I am happy to say is met head on with the work we do.
"What becomes very apparent is that the news and views which make for conversation among many adults is also clearly making its way into the conversations of young people throughout the country, and is then coming out in the various ways that they choose to express themselves. Pretending there isn't a problem or it's not something that the young people are aware of these days will just allow the potential damage to spread, and for this reason I believe the work we do is so important.
"Being able to successfully challenge some of the views that are held by the young people we see is an aim of every workshop we do. Many of these young people, like you and I, just want to be heard and to be able to understand things better so for me it's a good thing that through the work we do, we can continue to give them that opportunity."