Voice4Change England (V4CE) launches Britain’s first charity magazine to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
Voice4Change England, a UK umbrella organisation representing around 460 organisations and 1,000 individuals working in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector, has launched a 13-page publication to help tackle the financial strains and challenges experienced by the voluntary sector in recent months.
The first issue, released on 3 December, appeared as a supplement within the pages of the 2020 Winter Issue of The KOL Social, a modern lifestyle magazine for people of colour that shares similar themes with V4CE.
The first issue of the Voice4Change England magazine centres on the theme of immigration. It includes harrowing interviews with two victims of the Windrush Scandal and also examines how previously classified UK government documents exposed Britain’s immigration policies that explicitly tried to prevent the entry of ethnic minorities.
V4CE Director, Kunle Olulode, who this past October was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to the ‘BAME’ sector, is confident that the creation of the new magazine is a step in the right direction.
He said: “Charities have to constantly rethink how they approach their aims and objectives. We believe that it is crucial that our sector evaluates how it represents issues relating to minority communities and is engaged with where their specific audiences are. We recognised that there was an urgent need to tap into the relevant voluntary sector that exists beyond the congested world of social media. Repeated feedback suggests that charities are too often not in keeping with the 21st century and where young volunteering and voluntary organisations views and ideas are at.”
The first issue, released on 3 December, appeared as a supplement within the pages of the 2020 Winter Issue of The KOL Social.
Supporting them on this new path, and with this issue’s theme of ‘Community’, The KOL Social founder and publishing editor Marcia Degia talked about the collaboration. She said: “I am so proud and excited for Voice4Change England to launch within KOL Social magazine as the country’s first charity magazine for people of colour, working to help give a voice to overlooked groups and social issues, and ultimately driving real, actionable change.”
Voice4Change England (V4CE) is available as a supplement within The KOL Social in selected independent stores across London, UK.