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West African Development was set up in 2005 and has been a registered charity since 2009. We are based in Tameside in the North West. We were set up to work with those of West African origin, but not exclusively.

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Brief History

W.A.D. came to be as many people found it increasingly difficult to get particular support for people in the BLACK ETHNIC MINORITY group. NGO’s and multiple charities have canvassed this group but with no real success as there is no real connection with the people or understanding of the people.

A group of west-africans then started this initiative to fill in this void and create a platform for both sides i.e. the BME’s on one and the NGO’s, charities and the government on the other, to be able to positively interact with one another.

The creation of W.A.D. was initially designed for west-africans to gather and help each other as a collective but as the formulating of the ideology progressed,

 

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ABOUT US

We aim to improve the quality of life of African’s and other ethnic minority people living in Tameside and elsewhere by organising meetings and activities like swimming, football, cultural exchanges, dancing and drumming lessons. The committee meets once a month and general meetings are organised when issues need to be raised. We aim to provide information on training, crime reduction, health and social care, employment, benefits advice, volunteering opportunities etc through our Drop-in and One to One sessions.  We will be providing drop in session and an education venue.

AIMS & OUTCOMES

We aim to improve the quality of life of African’s and other ethnic minority people living in Tameside and elsewhere by organising meetings and activities like swimming, football, cultural exchanges, dancing and drumming lessons. The committee meets once a month and general meetings are organised when issues need to be raised. We aim to provide information on training, crime reduction, health and social care, employment, benefits advice, volunteering opportunities etc through our Drop-in and One to One sessions.  We will be providing drop in session and an education venue.

Latest NEWS and EVENTS

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ACTIVITIES

From the requests from our community member to be involve in other activities and the positive idea of some members who experienced stress and finding difficulties leaving kids and young people with no activities during a school holiday. The majority of our community memberships are facing the same problem due to financial hardship parent cannot afford taking children away during the holiday time and also working parent during the school holiday find it difficult to leave children alone with no activities. West African Development (WAD)organize a special holiday activities program and provide children and youth with activities like: Arts and Craft, Hair weaving, Drumming and Dancing, Sport and Football and Trips.

OUR PROJECTS

AFRICASPIRIT

Made in Adjara, a village deep in the heart of Benin in West Africa, the Africaspirit weighs in at 20kgs...

COMMUNITY INTERPRETING PROJECT

If you are billing and have a good English level (Level 3), this could be a carrier opportunity for becoming a professional Community Interpreter.

EDUCATION / TRAINING /PRE ESOL PROJECT

Through our meetings and general consultation with our group we are aware of people in our community who are not accessing ESOL classes due to their inability to understand any English

ECONOMIC / COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT /DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE PROJECT

From the new government plan in considering the use of social media tools to improve its digital services for UK citizens, WAD service provides more than just a ‘quick fix’

DRUMMING AND DANCING CLUB

WAD we will continue to run weekly workshops (for 12 months) for current members and any new members

pre essol course

Around 80% of working-age eastern European migrants who arrived after 2004 spoke a language other than English at home, compared with about 40% for other groups

ADVISORY AND COUNSELLING

We feel that one to one sessions in a secure environment with support from our organisation can overcome this.

CHAPLAINCY MULTIFAITH PROJECT

Faith is deeply entwined with African Communities spirit and it is very important that the service has access to these communities.

OVERSEAS AID / FAMINE RELIEF

WAD is delighted to associate with different charities in fulfilling our dreams and aspiration about overseas Aids ...

AMATEUR SPORT FOOTBALL PROJECT

WAD football team is fully affiliated to Manchester FA started in 2008 with success in keeping feet and having a great fun

ARTS CULTURE / HERITAGE/ SCIENCE PROJECT

West African Heritage and Traditions workshop at Holy Trinity school Tameside delivered by WAD. Sponsor by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

NEW RESIDENT IN TAMESIDE AND UK PROJECT

When people moved to the country (New resident including refugees and asylum seekers) are often isolated and hard to reach people in the community.

WOMEN AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

WAD aims of this proposal are to put on a women and BME women in respect and empower in the leadership involvement

6 BROOKDALE AVENUE

ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE

LANCASHIRE

OL6 7UD

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Unit H

1st Floor Jannat Business Centre

Good Hope Mill

98 Bentick Street

Ashton-Under-Lyne

OL6 7SS



TEL: +44 7754715849
+44 7983824118


Email: aladesanni@westafricandevelopment.org.uk
admin@westafricandevelopment.org.uk



Web: www.westafricandevelopment.org.uk

About Us

West African Development was set up in 2005 and has been a registered charity since 2009. We are based in Tameside in the North West. We were set up to work with those of West African origin, but not exclusively. Read More