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West African Development is bringing ECOBANK Team back to Tameside – Manchester for Account Opening and BVN registration.

Starting Date and Times: Wednesday 21th October from 9.00AM to 5.00PM

Finishing Date: Saturday 24th October 2015 from 9.00AM to 5.00PM

Venue: Cedar Park, Queens Road, Ashton Under Lyne OL6 8EW

For more information please contact Mr Goke on Tel: 07727994151


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Ashton Sixth form college celebrated Black History Month together with West African Development.  Tameside October 2015 
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The government and the Central Bank of Nigeria launched a centralized biometric identification system for the banking industry tagged Bank Verification Number (BVN). In collaboration with ECOBANK, West African Development Community are giving to ALL Nigerian residents in Greater Manchester and elsewhere the opportunity to have their BVN sort out before it will be too late. The services are open from Wednesday 7th until Saturday 10th October between 9.00am to 5.00pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   For more information contact: Mr Goke on: 07727994151.

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West African Development Football new Kits Sample season 2015-2016.
Football sponsorship wanted.


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Alade Sanni from West African Development Community and Tameside Executive Leader Councillor Kieran Quinn at Political conference in Tameside September 2015.


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Fun and Cultural event in Tameside.


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Alade Sanni and Amir Khan at Humanitarian event in Bolton September 27th 2015.


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West African Development New season great football team and great support from Tameside local fund 5 Ways to Wellbeing.


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Our art in 5 ways to wellbeing Tameside


Eid Mubarak

We wish You All a Very Happy & Peaceful Eid. May the hand of Allah be with You & Your family always. May Allah accept Your good deeds, forgive Your transgressions & ease the suffering of All people around the globe. Sending You earnest Prayers & Best Wishes. Eid Mubarak.


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Our great team in Drama and Arts Activity

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Congratulation on your graduation Josette Emeraude Higgins and Raimath Achabi you have made us very proud and  stronger community .Good luck in beginning your new career.


Last respect to our friend and supporter Mr Dave -Hurst Garage-RIP Dave


Our First female member of parliament (MP) for Ashton/Tameside Angela Rayner and Mr Alade Sanni from West African Development (WAD)

Confidence in Arts and Drama.    

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VOTING DAY TOMORROW MAY 7th 2015.Polling stations are OPEN between 7.00am to 10.00pm across UK.Please remember to use your VOTE and have your voice heard. Message from West African Development (WAD).

Commonwealth Day 9 March 2015 Celebration


Tameside General Hospital on behalf of the NHS celebrated the divers and different cultures as part of the Commonwealth Day 9 March 2015Celebrations.

Tameside’s Chief Executive Karen James says she is both delighted and honoured to sign Africaspirit the West African Development Artefact drum for Cultural diversity reflect.

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TAMESIDE FLIES HIGH: HOSPITAL CHOSEN TO REPRESENT THE NHS ON COMMONWEALTH DAY

Tameside Hospital has been chosen to fly the flag at 2pm this Monday (March 9), on behalf of the NHS,to acknowledge the diverse and different cultures represented within its 2,600 staff and volunteers as part of the Commonwealth Day 2015 celebrations.

The hospital will join more than 730 organisations from destinations across the world. Each has been sent a message of goodwill from HM The Queen, who is Head of the Commonwealth, and all will fly the Commonwealth flag as a collective expression of commitment and appreciation of the common values the institution upholds.

Tameside’s Chief Executive Karen James says she is both delighted and honoured the hospital has been chosen, and believes it a great opportunity to recognise the huge contribution colleagues from different ethnic backgrounds and beliefs make every day towards the successful running of patient services and care.

She explains: “ The Commonwealth is a collective of 53 different countries and more than a third of them are represented by our staff and volunteers who, as first or second generation citizens, have chosen to bring their skills and expertise to this hospital. Many work as doctors and nurses, as support workers and others in our translation and interpretation services. Today we recognise and celebrate all the work they do for the people of Tameside.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A personal message from His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth – and a specially written Commonwealth Affirmation – will be read out at ceremony, which will take placein the hospital grounds, before the raising of the Commonwealth Flag, at 2pm, by staff representatives. Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, who is the global event organiser, said: “ I am delighted that Tameside Hospital has been chosen to represent the whole of the NHS for this very special occasion.Commonwealth Flags will be flown at many locations of special significance including Tristan Da Cunha, the most remote of the United Kingdom overseas territories; in Unst in the Shetland Islands, the most northerly inhabited island in Scotland; at the Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula; at the Halley VI Research Station on the Brunt Ice Shelf and at King Edward Point and on Bird Island in South Georgia, part of the Falkland Islands.

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Notes to Editors                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tameside Hospital serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside and Glossop. As a busy Foundation Trust Hospital we provide a range of high quality elective, emergency and specialist services for adults and children. Our mission is to work with colleagues, patients, carers and the wider public to ensure that at our Hospital, Everybody Matters. Safety, Care, Respect, Communication and Learning are the values and behaviours which underpin our actions, and guide us through our improvement journey.



WAD is opportune to offer a Free Pre ESOL & Basic computer courses. This course aims to support people who need to learn or improve English writing, reading & speaking. Course available every Thursday from 5th March 2015. Time:10.00am to 12.30pm ,Venue: Cedar Park, Queens Road Ashton Under Lyne 0L6 8EW. If you need more information please contact us on 07754715849 or Email:

West African Development Arts Award Project in Tameside

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Tameside African Community Integration and cohesion Support Project

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West African Development board members met Councillor Kieran Quinn Executive Leader and Councillor Leigh Drennan at Tameside Office Ashton under Lyne Manchester on Thursday 22nd January 2015 to discuss the difficulty and future fusion for African and BME Community in Tameside/Manchester.



A CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM West African development. With many good wishes for Christmas and the coming year 2015.




The Local and General Elections will be held on Thursday 7th May 2015. You can register on-line at


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Great time Great fun @ Friends of Cedar Park event
Thursday 14th August 2014.


WAD have a pleasure in organising a friendly football game and fun with Ivory Coast legendary. Manchester July 2014.



WAD opportune to organised a junior football team training session and holiday activity 2014.



WAD opportune to organised a various training Courses founded by Tameside NLDC.


Family fun day event at Cedar Park 2014.



End of football season 2014 BBQ Celebration.



Fantastic time at Manchester City FC home game 2014. — at Etihad Stadium Manchester City FC.


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Great Experience for our youth performed at Bupa Run Manchester 2014 for over 20000 runner.



Children and youth feel fantastic every activities West African Development provide.

Families and committees charged of Thony funeral arrangement now announced that Thony body arrived safe to Abidjan in Ivory Coast on Wesdnesday 23/04/14. Also many thanks to everyone participation and symphathies. Fund raised for Thony funeral was £8000.God bless.
Families and relatives of Clementine saying Thank you to everyone who attended the funeral ceremony yesterday Thurday 24/04/14 in Oldham Manchester. Also many thanks for all who supported them financially and emotionally. May Clementine rest in peace. Attendance estimate at the funeral ceremony was 500 people.


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Great fun and excited Thursday evening with Greater Manchester Police at Drumming and Cultural session at Cedar Park Ashton.



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With deeply regret that we announced the death of our brother Anthony Yao Kouadio, who passed away on 25th March 2014 in Oldham Hospital Manchester (UK). We are mobilising people to support the family and particularly everyone participation in the funeral arrangements for Mr Anthony in Ivory Coast (Africa). Whatever help you can render, please, get in touch to the following:

Doyen Aka: 07428701758
Jopel: 07771524865
Paul: 07988877232
Moussa: 07925816059
Djedje: 07448833027

We all must remember that death is clearly an inevitable end for all of us. Thank you as you support us in this instance.

 May the gentle soul of the departed rest in perfect peace.






West African Development (WAD) is really making positive impacts and going places in Tameside and Greater Manchester. A warm congratulatory message goes out to over 50 individuals to who several Certificate have been awarded in Tameside council building on 20th February 2014. These set of unique people have given their time and efforts to the pursuit of several self-developmental and skills acquisition programmes over the past few months. 



West African Development is honoured to invite you to a Community event on Thursday 20th February 2014, themed “End
of Community Interpreting and Self-Management ceremony” hosted jointly with WEA (Open College) and Self-Management UK. During the event, the students will
receive their Certificate.
West African Development cordially invites you to the event and waiting for your coming.
Food and drinks will be provided.
Date:20 February 2014
Time:11.30pm to 1.30pm
Venue:Committee Room 2 Tameside Council Offices Wellington Road Ashton-Under-LyneOL6 6DL
For further information, please contact WAD on 07754715849 or via e-mail:

Dear friends and members,

West African Development thanks everyone for positive and support to Community. We please YOU with respect to believe that you, your children, friends, relative and labour are someone to be valued and that we are all equal in helping our fellow to experience this .We will keep you update of our community events and other training opportunity in this year 2014 for the benefit and the improvement of life and future satisfaction.

God bless you and God bless West African Development.

Amina Nkurikiye

Event Coordinator and Women Coordinator to WAD

Tameside Black Minority Ethnic (BME) Chairperson

Tel: 07438354051




Notification of cancellation of the event on Saturday 28/12/2013 for WAD .Due to venue technique and safety reason. We do apologized for any inconvenient caused


Party,FUN & HAPPY TIME. West African Development wish you Merry Xmas & invited you to join us to mark the end of the year in grand style as WAD organize a celebration of life ,award ceremony and family get together on the 28th of December 2013@ the Methodist Church 167 Stanford Street Ashton OL6 6XW from 7.00pm to 2.00am. You’re assured of a lot to eat and drink with loads of fun. Attendance will attract a token of £20 per family and £10 per individual.Payment must be made on or before 10th of December 2013 as payment made at the Gate will be considerably higher. For booking please contact :

Amina 07438 354051
Daniel 07983 824118
Mamadou 07448 405155
ALFA 7552 509367
ORIARE 07411 078118
SULIYA 07737 834055
GOKE 07727 994151
MICK 07796 420582
With many thanks.

Self Management free Course

WAD  opportune to organised a 7 weeks self-managed Course for patients and carers, which is funded by NHS and self Management UK. the course started on 10th November at Cedar Park Hurst Cross Ashton Under Lyne.

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WAD have pleasure in taking children and young people to the Threatre Workshop Christmas Production in Oldham on 19th December 2013 from 7.30pm until 9.45pm.

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Good bye game to show our last respect on 15th December Tameside  District Sunday League at Victoria Street, Newton Hyde. Game result  8-0 for West African Development FC against Dukinfield Athletic FC.  West African Development also organized a special tour across Tameside  and Manchester for Nelson Mandela funeral event where many people  showed their support and sympathies to Nelson Mandela.
God bless Mandela
God bless Britain
God bless Africa


WAD has organized a trip to   on 31st August 2013, if you wish to take join us, please book your place no later than the 25th August 2013.


For your reservation, please call Alade on 07754715849 or Amina on 07438354051               



Since 2005 when West African Development (WAD) was founded in Tameside (charity No 1132899) with objective to provide support and positive integration for the African and BME communities, CVAT ex T3SC and Voluntary Centre as always be there for WAD in term of project development and funding support. Those supports are significant to the improvement and progress of our services in Tameside. For example, WAD recent annual return is £24.000 compare to £ 3.500 for preview year. We are so pride of our fellows CVAT staff and Tameside leaders in particular people like Cllr Margaret Sidebottom, Cllr Leigh Drennan, Cllr Joyce Bowerman and Cllr Lynn Travis doing them best to support no just WAD but BME communities as well.

Parts of our Achievements

From WAD services we continue bringing African and BME people In Tameside together to have a voice and positive Action. In 2012/13, we managed to assist over 300 families in relation to housing, benefit, Education, Health, Immigration, Training and Jobs issues. For cultural exchange and diversity, WAD as deliver African Drumming and dancing for more than 30 Schools in Tameside and Manchester and over 3000 people as participated to our showcased. WAD will also continue providing to the youth with sport activities like football in Tameside and Hyde Sunday League, swimming for children in which helping to keep our people fit and healthy and also to influence the said:

Over half of black and minority ethnic (BME) communities do no sport or physical activity. Fewer than 1 in 5 members of some BME communities are participating in physical activities as infrequently as once a month. (Information from Sporting Equals

Difficulty and Need

Since we have begun in 2005, our openness and accessibility has meant our beneficiaries have expanded from not just individuals from West Africa but now include people from other parts of Africa, E.U and England. Our services are open to everyone. Anyone who needs support or help can come to us, regardless of race, religion or background. From feedback from members, they have told are nervous and wary of entering into mainstream office buildings to access support, fear of unknown, embarrassment, confusion and possible recrimination. By working with agencies and providing a welcoming accessible building where members feel comfortable in entering will help break down these barriers.

WAD is now seeking for a PLACE where to Locate our Community in Tameside and if anyone have available place or room suitable for office use and willing to help should not hesitated to contact WAD on :

Tel: 07754715849 or


If you want to know more about WAD please visit

Register Charity 1132899