HASWA has received funding to repair the leaking roof and refurbishment of toilets. We are grateful to Veolia North Thames Trust (VNTT) for providing us the opportunity to refurbish the toilets and repair the leaking roof at the HASWA community centre. We raised our contribution towards this grant through fund raising events and this is the third time Veolia North Thames Trust has given us funding. The first grant was to refurbish the building which was very derelict and beyond any use and the second grant to paint the inside and outside of the centre. All our community members enjoy the facilities and are very grateful to the Veolia North Thames Trust for the grants which have greatly improved the HASWA community centre.
HASWA had an information stand at the Community Cultural Celebration Event which the Havering BME Forum in partnership with the London Borough of Havering hosted on Saturday 2nd November 2013 at the Queen’s Theatre from 10am – 4pm. There was a variety of cultural performances and cuisine for all the family to enjoy. HASWA’s Bollywood dance teacher Mariyam Khan performed a Bollywood dance routine and Sukhraj Lali did her threading which is always popular and kept her busy all day. HASWA weekly activities programme and newsletters were handed out with lots of interest shown!! Thank you to our staff and volunteers for their help and manning the HASWA stall.
New activity starting on the 1st August, HASWA Intergenerational Connecting Communities Project, HASWA Coffee Stop an afternoon club where you can socialise and make new friends. Participate in activities such as; Table and board games, discussions over different topics and not to forget the delicious, light refreshments we provide. So come and join our HASWA Coffee Stop and we can guarantee you an enjoyable and fun afternoon!! Participate in activities such as; Table and board games, discussions over different topics and not to forget the delicious, light refreshments we provide. So come and join our HASWA Coffee Stop and we can guarantee you an enjoyable and fun afternoon!!
The HASWA Intergenerational Connecting Communities Project is a new initiative to develop services to meet the social, cultural and welfare needs of the growing Asian and wider community residing in Havering. The project’s aim is to help develop HASWA as an accessible community centre for the isolated, disadvantaged and vulnerable Asian and wider communities, and to provide new activities and services according to the needs of all ages, especially the elderly, members and client groups from Asian communities, mainly from Indian and Pakistani ethnic groups.
HASWA Intergenerational Connecting Communities project would like to engage with more of the Asian and wider communities and provide activities for all ages, targeted health and well-being services for the Asian elderly. The project will develop more activities for children and young people to strengthen their involvement within the community for better understanding of Asian culture and heritage as well as the diversity in in the wider community.
The project will aid the isolated, underprivileged and discriminated Asian and wider community by catering to their welfare, social and cultural needs and provide better access to training and development to improve their life skills. The project will also hold cultural events and activities to strengthen community cohesion and promote positive integration.
We encourage anyone interested in these goals to volunteer for the HASWA Intergenerational Connecting Communities project to develop new skills, meet new people, and share your interests to benefit the community. For more information, call 01708 522789 or email us at [email protected]