We seek to provide local network groups that encourage & enable effective participation with the wider community, through education, training and advocacy in the following areas; HEALTH, EDUCATION, BUSINESS, COMMUNITY
We strive to increase, and/or co-ordinate opportunities to engage with service providers, to enable those providers to adapt services to better meet the needs of that community & develop services and projects which address issues of social isolation.
"The Ubele Initiative has been working with TAP since 2016. It has been exciting and important for Ubele to collaborate with a young African Diaspora led organisation which is committed to the development of communities in Manchester. The staff and volunteers who have participated in our programmes have helped us create a national intergenerational learning space for the African Diaspora. TAP offer a much need diversity and richness of perspectives, ideas and creative professional practice. We look forward to building on our relationship through future collaborations."
Yvonne Field, CEO / Founder - The Ubele Initiative
" TAP is a collective who have professionally organised a number of community events I’ve been proud to speak at. They are rooted in making the best of African culture accessible to all age groups and it’s been a pleasure to work with them. I look forward with great anticipation to their future ventures as they continue to stand on the shoulders of giants and build for the next generation."
Dr Erica Mapule McInnis, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Director of Nubia Wellness and Healing
"It’s been a great experience working with T.A.P. over the last year learning about their journey and ambitions. We co-designed and delivered a joint event celebration International Women’s Day in March 2019 and have since had support of key Directors at some of the CAHN flagship events. We are supporting T.A.P.’s enterprise project and look forward to developing our partnership further."
Charles Kwaku-Odoi – Chief Officer at Caribbean and AfriCAN Health Network (CAHN)
"I have been involved with community, cultural and educational activities in Manchester for more than forty years, and with the activities of TAP since its inception several years ago. At their request, I have delivered talks on historical topics and attended many other TAP-organised events. I am continually impressed by their level of energy, resourcefulness, creativity, integrity and professionalism, and the way that they undertake projects with respect, confidence and diligence. They are fast becoming an extremely important organisation within (and outside) the Manchester area. I always look forward to collaborating with TAP, contributing to their many ambitious (and always deliverable) projects and attending their events. TAP is like a breath of fresh air within an unfairly lambasted and sometimes stagnant community."
Linford Sweeney - Black History Educator, Researcher and Author (Inspired Histories)