A SPECIAL awards evening to mark the tenth anniversary of the contribution of African people in Fife is being held next month.
Kingdom Africa, the largest African community group in the region, is hosting the information evening and awards night on Saturday, June 9 in St Bryce Kirk, Kirkcaldy.
The organisation is open to all Africans, people with an interest in Africa or who are related to Africans.
It was formed in June 2002, and the ceremony is being held to celebrate the contributions that African people have made to society.
The awards are divided into six categories:
• Young Achiever of the Year recognises entrepreneurial, creative or community involvement activities and will be presented to someone who has achieved great business, community or academic success at a young age.
• Business of the Year recognises an African enterprise that has come on leaps and bounds over the last year.
• Community Award will go to an individual or group which has had a positive impact on lives or communities. Their achievements will leave a legacy of positive change to carry forward for the future.
• Lifetime Achievement Award will honour an extremely dedicated individual who has made a positive contributed to their community.
• Humanitarian and Elevation of Poverty Award to honour someone who has worked towards elevating Africans from poverty and has positively contributed to their community.
• African Ambassador Award to recognise someone who has worked worked towards promoting African interests and agenda to the world and has positively contributed to their community. The event will include an African finger buffet, a dance performance by children and a drumming group.