The first LGBT insurance provider in the UK has joined forces with a non-profit organisation to train students and school employees against homophobia.
Emerald Life will support Diversity Role Models’ (DRM) training scheme that benefit pupils, teachers and governors at a secondary school located near the insurer’s London headquarters in Borough, according to an online report by the LGBT magazine Attitude
“As a school governor myself, I find this partnership really exciting.” the report quoted Emerald Life chairman Steve Wardlaw as saying.
The report said the training scheme will be providing workshops with members of Emerald’s senior team serving as role models for the school.
“With Emerald’s support, Diversity Role Models will not only be providing excellent workshops to the young people in the chosen school, but also to the teachers and governors who make up the wider school community,” Wardlaw added.
Wardlaw hoped that DRM could roll out the training scheme in every school in the UK.
DRM founder Susan Dickenson said the group is thrilled to work with the the LGBT insurer to “support all young people who may be subject to this form of bullying.”
Dickenson said the partnership with Emerald Life will be “supporting LGBT young people themselves, helping their peers to be respectful of difference, and empowering both young people and staff to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia whenever they see it.”