Dear Parents/ Guardians,
The YCA in Sandwell is taking part in the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF), which is a central government initiative that requires all Local Authorities to deliver a programme of inclusive activities including a hot meal over the school holidays.
The YCA has developed a timetable of enriching activities where children will get the opportunity to try new things, work on arts and crafts, cookery and sport as well as receive a lunch meal. Our programme will run from Monday 26th July – Thursday 19th August at the Lodge Community Centre.
The holiday programme will be free of charge and open to children aged between 8 – 16 years of age. There are 15 spaces available each week for each age and gender group as shown in the table below.
|Week||No. of Participants/Gender||Age of Participants|
|Week 1||15 females||12 – 16 years|
|Week 2||15 males||12 – 16 years|
|Week 3||15 males||8 – 11 years|
|Week 4||15 females||8 – 11 years|
Due to the high demand priority will be offered to young people who regularly attend YCA services e.g. Arabic school, tuition classes, youth club and previous holiday programmes.
There are 2 conditions which must be completed in order to secure a place:
- You must complete the enclosed consent form.
- You must sign up your child online with Sandwell Council Go Play. The web address is as follows: https://app.upshot.org.uk/signup/62b2ae22/
You can scan the QR code using your mobile phone’s camera which will open the above link.
Places will only be confirmed upon both conditions being met. Please ensure that the forms reach the YCA office as soon as possible as places will be given on a first come, first served basis.
If you would like any further information regarding the holiday programme or require support registering online, please do not hesitate to contact Ahmed on 0121-525-3909.
Assalaamu alaikum brothers and sisters,
The Management Committee of the YCA Cultural Centre (YCC) would like to inform you that Eid Al-Adha will be on Tuesday 20th July 2021.
🔴 There will be only one Eid prayer (Salaah) which starts at 7am and doors will be opened at 6:30am.
Registration is NOT required and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Face masks/coverings will not be mandatory, but we recommend wearing them inside the masjid.
⚠️Do not attend if you are unwell or have symptoms of COVID-19⚠️
🅿️ Please arrive early on the day and park sensibly and considerately.
🎥 For those who cannot attend the Eid prayer, we will broadcast it live on Zoom at 7am:
Eid Mubarak to you and your family.
YCA Cultural Centre Team
The YCA in Sandwell is urging people from the Black, African and Minority Ethnic communities to take the vaccination when it is offered to them.
The YCA is aware there is still Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy among the BAME community. We advise the community to get their facts about the vaccine from trusted sources like your local GP or websites like NHS.UK so individuals can make an informed and evidence-based decisions.