It is with thanks to grants from several charitable trusts such as the Big Lottery
Fund , Hennery Smith Charity, Trust For London, LONDON BOROUGH OF BRENT that we have
been able to carry on the provision of these services thus far and their assistance
is very valued. However, in order to continue we urgently require funding. From the
positive feedback we continue to receive from our clients we can tell how useful
and widely required the services are.
Our organisations services also cater for the Somali youth. HARWG organises and runs basketball training sessions which are held in a sports hall hired from Jarvis Accommodation Services Limited at JFS school, The Mall, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 9TE. The aim of this particular project was to improve health through exercise and the social skills of the youth through interaction with their peers. It has also reduced the tendency of the users towards what can be perceived as antisocial behaviour by providing a safe place for them to go to and expend energy. The sessions were run by volunteer coaches and they were attended by 35 girls for two hours each Saturday.
Over the years we have developed good working relationships with several agencies and organisation such as Brent Community Legal Services Partnership, Migrant organisation Development Agency (Moda), Brent Association for voluntary Action (BRAVA), Harrow Association Voluntary Service (HAVS), Brent Local Authority. We work with them with a view of sharing knowledge and resource.
Through our organisation users are able to access high quality specialist advice from agencies such as Child Poverty Action Group, Brent Community Law Centre, Shelter and The Free Representation Unit. These working partnerships are extremely useful due to the support and advice we receive from the organisations and agencies which in turn goes a long way in the improvement of our services and the quality of the advice we provide. We are committed to providing a quality service to our clients. Although we are still short of resources due to the increasing demands we are doing our best with the limited resources available to us and we plan to extend our project by applying for funding to increase our resources to meet the continuing increase in demand within our community.
HARWG and Cultural Events
HARWG organizes social and cultural events for the Somali community to entertain with Somali music and traditional dances as a means of attaining and maintaining better community relations and awareness. It also organizes and holds health awareness sessions to improve their health and that of their children.
Horn of Africa Refugee Welfare Group
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