The Afro-Caribbean Good Life Environmental Initiative (TAGLEI) project
This is the age of sustainable living which presents us with opportunities to meet our present needs without compromising the ability of future generation to meet theirs.
The Afro-Caribbean Good Life Environmental Initiative is a Next Step Initiative project funded by the Scottish Government to create and increase awareness as well as support sustainable living among the Afro-Caribbean community in Glasgow.
Energy saving support and recycling and up-cycling are some of the activities we do to help our community reduce carbon footprints and improve on sustainable living.
Energy saving video
The key areas of the project seek to impact the efficient use of energy in Afro-Caribbean homes and promote responsible consumption through a swap shop and up-cycling.
Check out our website: www.taglei.org.uk
Agro Forestry training
Next Step Initiative is helping educate, train and transform the African Diaspora in Scotland and thus help them to reconnect with Africa. We at Next Step Initiative believe in helping deliver empowerment and transformation instead of introducing mere change (which is reversible) and are committed to engage in fostering ‘’trade’’ and not ‘’aid’’ as the key to delivering a permanent escape from the pervasive dilemma and despair of the poverty trap.
Our Agroforestry model involves training in both technical and financial entrepreneurship and the resultant improvement in harvests creates surplus income for hitherto impoverished farming families.
It creates jobs for young people, addresses the communal negativity of urban migration, embraces female employment and provides hope for young people
Unicef working for Children and their rights
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights.
We work with families, local communities, partners and governments in more than 190 countries. The UN Convention on the
Rights of the Child guides all our work. Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are fed, vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation.
We have done more to influence laws, policies and customs to help protect children than anyone else in history. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.
We receive no funding from the UN budget. Most of our money comes from people, companies and other organisations.
Our energising model is to shun decades of unproductive and self-defeating dependency on aid and instead aim to increase employability and entrepreneurship within African and the Caribbean communities so as to underpin the self-perpetuating means of addressing unemployment, social exclusion and poverty; thereby creating financially sustainable, empowering, scalable and systemic solutions to the challenging problems our communities face.
Employability skills training
This is our free training programme which we offer to people of all ages who are looking for work or getting into work.
Sessions include: CV Clinic, making an application for employment
We deliver this training with the supports of our partners
Contact us on 0141 440 2700 for more info on Employability training.
Community Engagement - How we do it
We reach out to the community via groups, associations and partner organisations and through our media partner ABCi Media we offer a voice to our community to talk about issues and to contribute in the local authorities meetings and policies.
Next Step Initiative believes that delivering services in a holistic, and multi-purpose approach is the most effective way to empower the disadvantaged communities, build their capacity and support them towards attaining sustainability, regeneration and to deliver financial and commercial independence.
Here is a video of one of such engagement meetings in Edinburgh.
Social Enterprise Development
Next Step Initiative seek to lead and shape policy at Scottish, UK and African level. Find out more about our international programme.