Cultural Competence Silver Award for BAVO

Published: 30 November 2023

BAVO is proud to hold the Cultural Competence Certification Scheme silver award.

Diverse Cymru coordinate the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Cultural Competence scheme with funding from Welsh Government and independent validation from United Kingdom Investor in Equality and Diversity (UKIED). The scheme recognises good workplace practices, for provision of fair and equitable services for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people in Wales.

There are two parts: cultural competency awareness training sessions and the completion of a self-assessment evidence workbook. During 2023 the BAVO team completed the training and the workbook.

In October 20 organisations, including BAVO, received recognition at the Cultural Competence Awards at Cardiff City Hall.

The event was compered by Diverse Cymru’s CEO Chris Dunn, Suzanne Duval Cultural Competence Scheme Manager and Dr. Charles Willie; the founder of Diverse Cymru. Diverse Cymru is committed to promoting diversity and cultural competence in creating a more inclusive Wales.

Guests enjoyed a meal, entertainment and the inclusive celebratory atmosphere. The City Hall was alive with harmonious singing from Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir, and Hubert Placide (Wahda) of Duo-Flex Sounds of Steel bringing the spirit of the Caribbean to Cardiff.

Gail, who attended with Laura from BAVO, said:

“What a lovely evening meeting people working toward same goals.

We are proud as a small organisation to achieve silver in first year of working on this….and be in great company. It was inspiring see what can be achieved. And the Duo-flex steel drumming was great!”

See the list of Award holders on the Diverse Cymru website.

  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Quality in Befriending
  • Cyber essentials
  • Cynnig Cymraeg
  • Cultural Competence Silver Award