Unique community organisation creating programmes that deliver impact.
Teakisi (pronounced Tea-key-sea) is a unique North East of England based Community Interest Company with a social enterprise element and charitable aims and services; incorporated as a CIC in 2020. Historically we started as a blog for African women with the platform receiving over 2 million visits annually, it became clear that we were so much more than a blog and we started developing collaborations for community services.
We sit at the intersection of race and gender inequality, but we strive for social justice in all areas. The need for our services was amplified during Covid-19, we empower African women and the wider community through the provision of outreach training courses, financial education programmes and regular get togethers for social inclusion. We deliver a whole wrap around support package that builds a community spirit. We aim to make a difference by helping to tackle some of the most challenging issues, which is due to the gap in support and services for African women and other people in our community. Teakisi is here to fill that gap and make sure that we empower those that have felt discriminated against, simply because of where they come from, or because of the colour of their skin.
Teakisi stands out for several reasons, but what truly makes us special is that we are an organisation dedicated to the everyday African woman and our community.
African women in general need to know that it’s OK for them to be the way they are – to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence. – Wangari Maathai
Though the majority of those who access our services are African women, we are inclusive which means our services are open to everyone in the North East of England. We also support a small percentage of others from outside the region.
With our outreach programs, we hopes to educate, connect, engage and build a community spirit
Community. Collaboration. Change
- Sharing lived experiences
- Engagement with community
- Written materials