Portsmouth charity hosts its first conference to celebrate their achievements of 2022


A charity that helps communities across the world is hosting its first conference to help raise awareness and celebrate their achievements over the past year.

URBOND, a Portsmouth-based charity is holding its first ever conference event to shine a light on the work the charity has done around community integration and cohesion, youth support and providing education and opportunities to children in need across the world. The event will be taking place on Thursday 26th January from 2pm at the Portsmouth Technopole Building.

Guests will enjoy an afternoon of inspiring speeches and presentations of all three of the programmes which are the Community Integration, Youth Development and Child Education along with an insight into the goals for the year of 2023.

The Community Integration Programme was built off the back of local integration issues to help advance racial harmony, equality and diversity for the city of Portsmouth and so far over 40,000 people spanning 78 different nationalities have benefitted from the programme.

The charity’s Youth Development Programme is working to drive opportunities, wellness and success for young people and their future and is addressing prevalent issues in the city such as youth crime, obesity, low literacy rates and unemployment.

URBOND’S Child Education Programme is helping improve child education and provide opportunities to children in need in the Republic of Guinea (Africa), where there are major shortfalls and a severe lack of opportunities for young people. You will be able to hear from some of the charity volunteers who took the trip to the Republic of Guinea in October 2022 at the event where they will share their experiences.

URBOND’s founder, Ousmane Drame, hopes that the event will give people a better understanding of the charity, “It will present the impacts URBOND and its staff and volunteers created in 2022, along with the plans the charity has in place for the next coming year. We look forward to the conference and welcoming a new audience to URBOND.”

You can book your place for FREE on Eventbrite at https://urbondconference.eventbrite.co.uk