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The voice of Asian Women across Lancashire

June 2009 AAWAZ AGM The Mayor and the Mayoress of Hyndburn attended our Annual General Meeting on 14 May 2009. Our members from Hyndburn, Preston, Lancaster and Pendle attended along with many of our partner organisations. AAWAZ Patron Mrs Jean Battle welcomed everyone and the AAWAZ Executive Committee presented the report of activities for 2008-09. AAWAZ Chief Officer and Coordinator outlined the achievements this year. The meeting ended with a buffet lunch and networking.

IAPT IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies. AAWAZ have been commissioned to undertake research with community members about IAPT. Our Team of researchers are busy completing the interviewing phase of the project.

Back to Basics Classes Back to Basics is exactly what it says it is about helping those people who are at a beginners stage in English language to help, encourage, motivate and prepare them to move towards employment. Our tailor made programme is designed to meet individual’s needs. Back to Basics is funded by Lancashire Economic Partnership

Day Trips AAWAZ programme of outings and day trips is to assist women and families to enjoy a day out, learn together and to spend quality time with each other. Programme of outings in the summer include trips to:  Flamingo Land  Blackpool  Lake District  Picnics These trips are available to all women and families, so please contact us to book your place

See You at the Next Trip!!

Mother and Childrens Activities during the Summer Holidays AAWAZ in partnership with the Church, Central and Milnshaw Neighbourhood Management Team and New Beginnings at St Andrews has arranged a programme of activities for mother and children three mornings a week as from 20th July 2009.

Lunching Club The attendance has grown at our Luncheon Club. Many people come each week to share a hot meal as well as sandwiches and soup. People have told us that they have learnt so much about each other’s communities just from sitting and having a chat over a meal!

Young AAWAZ Activities The young AAWAZ activities continue and more are planned over the summer holidays Net ball, Ice skating Sewing and much more is on offer so come on down to Access Point.

Training and Advice Project

Congratulations

AAWAZ sessions and classes continue and the numbers of beneficiaries are increasing.

A well done to two of AAWAZ learners who recently received their British Citizenship at the official Citizenship ceremony.

We have many successes with women achieving paid employment and going on to undertake voluntary work with a number of agencies. Out Training and Advice Project has successfully completed its first year and we are busy planning for year two. A full programme will be in place at Access Point and from our other community venues

AAWAZ arranged a small party to congratulate them on their success. One of the learners was also a volunteer with us who went on to work at a local School.

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