Unit 1: Exploring Equality and Diversity

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1. What is meant by diversity?
Diversity means that people are different and varied from each other. 2. Describe the community you live in. Highlight some of the variations you may observe in terms of:  Interests
 Beliefs
 Ages
 Lifestyles
 Personal, social and cultural identities.
The community I live and work with is all sorts of people, from young 18 y/o up to them in their late 70’s. They all come from different ethnic background which means they all have different believes, lifestyles and social and cultural identities as well. I come originally from Poland, I was born in a Christian family however I would consider myself as atheist, as I don’t believe in any god. I know people in my community that are Christian, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism. We all have different interests and lifestyles, most of the people that I know are married couples or are in the relationship and there is a huge difference in their lifestyle comparing to the single people, they have more responsibilities such as children or family home. We all enjoy going out to town, some of us like sports such as judo, some others like to have a gym work out instead. There is also a group of people that likes to get together and go paintballing every few weeks. We all have our own interests as well, we listen to different music, have different culinary taste and have different fashion styles. There are people that enjoys the Saturday in the theatre when others like to have a night out in the club or a weekend at home with family. We all lead different lifestyles which is mainly determined by our age and social class and culture identity. Some people lead an active lifestyle, others prefer stay at home. © Creating Careers Ltd 2011

3. Explain how the variations in question 2 contribute to the diversity of the community. The variations outlined in question 2 shows how the community is diverse. It means that there is probably no two people that are the same, and it only proves that...
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