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.
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.
🖥YEMENI COVID-19 & VACCINATION WEBINAR🖥
JOIN OUR YEMENI Q&A SESSION (IN ARABIC)
‼️ 24th FEBRUARY 2021 at 6pm ‼️
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Please join us on the 24th of February at 6pm for a Q&A session where you can ask any question.
Please spread the word to your family and community!
The webinar will be in ARABIC.
Join us via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84979125636
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Every week we will be running a challenge for young people aged between 8 – 14 years of age.
In a previous challenge, we have looked at different upcycling methods and made something from nothing. In this week’s challenge, we want you to bring your unwanted empty tin cans to life by making them into that can be used at home such as a pot for pens, flower pot or you can surprise us with a better idea.
Click on the link on the table below to view the fifth challenge in detail:
|Challenge 5||Upcycle Tin Cans||Challenge has ended|