What motivates us

DRI wants to shares its learning with individuals who dare to dream to improve their life and influence on others. We want individuals to improve in all aspects of their lives, whether personal or professional. Our dream is to improve health and develop effective leaders in our local area, in East Sussex, and make a postitive impact on the ethnically diverse communities.

DRI believe the need for action is more necessary than ever.

“DRI gave me access to new contacts and I no longer feel alone in my thoughts
and experiences about racism in
education” – local community member

We are using DRI’S tools to change
our recruitment process. It has made me rethink practice and
become more proactive” Senior Manager from our Diversity training workshop

Our research works allows us to invest in projects outside the UK, this enables us to learn and impact our diverse communities at large.

“We were so happy to host the DRI seminar at Brighton University Business School because our academics and students learned so much about Eritrea socially, economical and politically. DRI is our bridge and connection to the international community in Sussex and Africa, and we love working with them.”

Miranda Birch from Miranda Birch Media

“I’ve worked as a diplomat in several African countries, and participated in many leadership and diplomacy programmes. However this one is emotionally special to me because you all came from the diaspora – African descendants of Ghana, Rwanda and Eritrea – to share your knowledge and modern leadership concepts and techniques with us in Eritrea. We take this as African solidarity. Thank you.”

Eritrea leadership programme June 2016



“As a young graduate in Marine Technology, I am proud to work for my country, and look forward to seeing development and good governance in Eritrea. I am working to help young Eritreans be proud of their identity. Leadership is one of the most important areas we are working on. The DRI team coming to Eritrea to facilitate the five-day leadership programme was wonderful – and I hope you will come back and work with the youth and provide us with training so we can provide leadership training across our country.”

Eritrea leadership programme June 2016


“I was trained by DRI as a community interpreter and after two years I took the bilingual advocacy course. Working as an interpreter and bilingual advocate gave me the confidence to pursue my masters in linguistics at SOAS University. I am now working with an international company in the city of London.

Kate Bryant originally from Taiwan


“DRI might look small but the impact they have on community development and business start-ups is huge in the UK “

Miranda Birch from Miranda Birch Media