Every child deserves a toy for Christmas 12 November 2019

Asha’s children may even have two toys this Christmas and we think they deserve them.  This is thanks to the Longton Tesco/Stoke City FC Christmas Toy Appeal and Keele students who are also collecting for Asha.    Angela attended the Tesco/Stoke FC launch conducted by Cllr Jackie Barnes, Lord Mayor of Stoke-on Trent and the

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Alsager Justice and Peace

9 November 2019 Eight members of Alsager Justice and Peace visited the Women and Children groups on their way to visit the City Centre Mosque.  The morning was just getting underway when they arrived and after preliminary introductions the group spread out to talk to some of our volunteers and Mums.  This was followed by

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Community Learning Day – The World of Work

4 November 2019 Led by Matt Pointon, Project Officer for the TUC You Learn and Shaun Pender (Unite), 35 Asha users gathered to get pointers about the world of work which included role playing interviews.  The only hiccup was that Asha had thought that Matt had arranged for food to be brought in and Matt

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‘Binful of Asha as refugees help keep town centre tidy’

30 October 2019 This was the heading of a half page spread in the Leek Post and Times! Cars and an eight-seater taxi delivered Asha staff and users to Trinity Church in Leek to litter pick around the Wednesday market and nearby streets.  This was no ordinary litter pick!  Greeted by the Town Mayor, Cllr

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Rubbish disposal and hand washing

18 October 2019 Tamba Musa was the inspiration behind this workshop which was attended by 27 asylum seekers from different background and ethnicities who came together to learn about the importance of rubbish collection and recycling. Godfrey Seminega was introduced by Tamba and he led an inter-active session on what to put in the different

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Get down to the beat

5 October 2019 ‘Get down to the beat’ was the title given by the Alsager Chronicle to a picture of Asha’s African drummers on the front page of the Alsager Chronicle’s report on the Alsager One World Festival.  With Pauline dancing ‘to the beat’ others joined in including some of Asha Mums and children who

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The Asha Drummers share their music at Alsager’s One World Fair

The Asha Drummers performed to a very appreciative crowd at the Alsager One World Fair on Saturday 5th October.  The drummers come from a number of African nations;  Godefroid  from Rwanda, Keita  from Guinea,  Guigui from Ivory Coast, Tamba from Sierre Leone and Bertrand from Cameroon. The group, lead by Keita, mainly performed West African

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NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Nurses visit Asha 21 September 2019

Angie Powers writes: Gloria and I received a warm welcome from Godefroid and the Volunteers when we arrived at Asha. There was a large group of women that were interested in the screening programme and so we did 3 presentations. The women engaged with us and genuinely seemed interested in the programme. There was lots

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