Kent Equality Cohesion Council organised a meeting at the Gravesend and Dartford Muslim Association Mosque which saw local authority, charity and voluntary sectors partners attend on Friday 3rd December. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the new management committee to wider partners.

Mr Bilal Farooq, the new Chairperson welcomed the guests including Mayor of Gravesham Cllr Lyn Milner to the meeting and introduced all in attendance to the new management committee for the Mosque. Other guests included representatives from Kent Police, Citizens Advise, Rethink Mental Illness and Gravesham Borough Council.

Mr Farooq expressed that he was greatly enthused and excited to be working with the partners in attendance and stated that the committee had exciting plans to work with the other local communities of Gravesham as well as spearheading a female led women’s initiative around empowering women and girls.

Gurvinder Sandher, CEO of KECC commented, “The entire ethos of the work we do at KECC is around building and maintaining relationships and partnership working across the diverse communities of Kent regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion. As such, we were proud to be able to arrange this important meeting between colleagues at the Gravesham and Dartford Muslim Association Mosque and local authority, charity and voluntary sectors partners. The most impactful and meaningful work occurs when we all work together towards a common shared goal. We welcome the new committee and wish Mr Farooq a fruitful and productive tenure as Chairperson. KECC have always had a positive relationship with the local Mosque and we look forward to future partnership working.”