To mark one hundred years since World War One Hikmat has been running a Heritage Lottery Funded Project to shine a light on the involvement and sacrifices of Chinese, Indian, African and Asian communities on the Western Front. Hikmat service users across Devon have had the opportunity to learn about the Great War, engage in workshops, sub groups, trips and explore and share forgotten stories of diverse community’s involvement in World War One.
We have been working with var
The Exeter Corn Exchange resonated to a different drum this Bank Holiday Sunday as Bangladeshi drummers, musicians, singers and dancers performed traditional music and dance for Boishake Mela, the Bengali New Year celebration. 2015 in our calendar is 2023 in the Bengali calendar, and was the sixth year the event has been staged in Exeter. Hikmat Devon, a community interest company which provides support for people from minority cultures across the county, organise the event
We are pleased to announce, thanks to an Awards For All Lottery Grant that Hikmat will be setting up an Activity Group in South Devon (based in Newton Abbot) in response to need for support for people from different ethnic backgrounds living in South Devon.
The group will work to improve health and wellbeing outcomes through exercise, skill learning and training but also act as a portal for users to seek help with complex needs, working with the Mentor to overcome personal