This youth Club is designed for young people from 14 to 19 years old.NBA young men’s youth forum exists to raise awareness of, and develop opportunities for young Bangladesh men to participate in a range of trips, activities, training and workshops that allow young men to experience new activities and develop their education. The young men’s forum also aims to provide young men with opportunities to contribute towards the development of their communities and to be heard by sharing their views and opinions. NBA youth leaders are there to support, develop a host of various community activities. They also monitor and evaluate youth provisions to ensure high services are delivered.
This youth club started in October 2010 for young boys aged 7 – 14 years old. However over the years there has been a mixture of girls and boys attending the group. This group was inspired by the success of the NBA young boys for young people aged between 14 to 19. The purpose of the group for young people is to provide a youth venue where they can explore their personal, health, social and educational opportunities to enhance their life experience and opportunities. The group has currently 10 members with new people joining each week. The youth leaders and workers provide the young people with facilities and activities, which promote social interaction as well as developing personal skills and communication skills.
This group was set up in December 2011. The Sumiaya Women’s Forum was established in the heart of Northampton, Semilong area. The Forum has been set up to support all women to raise the profile of issues affecting their lives. To also access a wide range of diverse training to improve their skills to integrate into the wider society. They are having the opportunity to voice their concerns, to challenge local and national agendas, to overcome isolation, racial prejudice through a serious of sponsored projects in a safe environment.
The ladies Daycare session is for over 50 years old however NBA welcomes all age groups. The session involves ladies socializing with other ladies and making friends. The session has full of activities which includes either exercise session or aerobics class for one hour. The session also provides health talks, advice on health and well being, attending health events. NBA have also organised First Aid Training’s for the woman to be alert and aware of what actions to take if an accident took place at home.
The swimming class is designed keep woman fit and healthy who attend the centre. Swimming is a great form of all-round exercise. It is ideal for everyone to be more active and stay healthy, whatever the age or ability they have.
The aim of the swimming classes was regular swimming can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. The ladies that have attended have said it has helped them in such way by boosting their mood and keeping their weight under control. This is free to woman aged over 50 years old. It also reaches out to the under 50’s by giving them a discounted rate for £15 per week for 10 weeks. A special card must be shown when going for the swimming classes and these cards are given by NBA. There was also a men’s swimming class however there was little interest shown so this service was no longer needed.
Homework club has been attended by 50 to 70 students each month. The Home work club has benefited the Young people to get ahead with their homework. The Homework club are run term time only, every Saturday and provide study support to young people aged to 12 – 16 years old.
The aim of the Homework club is to help children or Young people with their homework needs and anything extra they would like to study e.g. maths or English subject.
There are two classes that are held, one is at Malcolm Academy and other class is held at Earl Spencer Primary School. NBA run the Bengali language session for all the children and young people to learn to speak their mother tongue language.
The NBA Community Development Officer based at the NBA offices, working as part of the newly formed DLC (Developing Local Communities) that includes Easi4 Communities, BME SRP, NCC and NBA.
This role involves me working in focused areas across Northampton, and they are:
4. St James
5. Spencer& Castle including the
Working with ethnic minority women/women’s groups, existing ones and those who are looking to establish new groups across the communities of Northamptonshire as highlighted above to identify issues and gaps around services and resources with people from the following groups
Other White Background- Eastern European