Westminster Bangladeshi Association
We are currently in the 8th year of our hugely successful and important supplementary school. Another 30 children have had the benefit of extra tuition to enable them to accelerate their learning in English, Maths and mother tongue classes. The classes run every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12pm at the WBA office.
Westminster Bangladeshi Association (WBA) organised a cultural integration event at Churchill Gardens Hall. All the community invited to the event, people living in SW1 attended. Amongst the special guests who attended were Member of Parliament Mr. Mark Field, Lord Mayor of Westminster, Vincent Ward Councillor Mr. Steve Summers, and Churchill Ward Councillor Mr. Nick Yarker, the First Secretary of Bangladesh High Commission, London and Belgravia police representatives.
This festival proves that social cohesion at the micro level works. We were delighted that the Lord Mayor of Westminster, The Leader of the Council and our local MP attended the event WBA Supplementary Students performed at the event
Commemorate Bijoyful (Victory Flower)
WBA`s Bangla School Students honoured heroes in Bangladesh liberation war 1971 the students of WBA Bangla school has said that they are proud to remember the heroes of the war 1971 by honouring Bijoyful. One of the students has said that Because of the sacrifices made by our older generation we have got independence our language and our very own identity which I read in the history book in our Bangla classes run by WBA, we are proud to say that we are Bangladeshi.
The Chief guest Professor /Author Eawor Uddin was greeted by students with flower, Mr Uddin congratulate students and WBA management committee for arranging this moment of remembrance and urge to continue the good work also offered his whole hearted support for the organisation and students and requested support to establish a community centre.
The occasion was chaired by WBA chairman and a Community Leader Mr Mohammed Janal, Amongst the special guests were Al-Hajj Shajid Miah Vice chair of WBA and a successful business man, Mr Abdul Aziz Secretary WBA,
Mr Hasnat Sabree Organising Secretary WBA, who is responsible for running supplementary school, Mr Mukith Ali WBA Treasurer and a computer engineer all working for the community to establish a community centre in South Westminster.
Mr Mohammed Janal was thanking teachers for encouraging and implementing Bangladeshi history amongst younger generation and promise to support this good work in future and also announced that from this month he will arrange swimming sessions for WBA students once in every week to support student’s physical fitness.
Mr Aziz WBA Secretary said that WBA is working alongside with mainstream organisation and will do more community activities and cultural events to create awareness of British and Bangladeshi culture and heritage.
WBA Supplementary School Student achieved a mathematic Master Classes Certificate for young people From the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
WBA Organising Secretary Mr Hasnat Sabree has said that we are proud and is inspirational to other students and urge parents to bring their children to classes because WBA supplementary classes are proven effective and we are pleased.
Awards and Achievement
We have recogninsed and appreciated the local people and groups that have worked for the betterment of the local community. Amongst the recipients were Emma Wilson (A Moveable Feast), Sue Hannah (South Westminster Renewal Partnership), Inspector Nick Cornish, Inspector Ian Hicks (Metropolitan Police) and Mr Azad Miah a local artist.