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By Administrator, Jul 23 2017 05:15PM

KSA Cultural Weekend 2017


Kombo Sillah Association UK is pleased to announce the 2017 Cultural Weekend from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October 2017

By Administrator, Jan 16 2017 08:14PM

It's February again and it's AGM time at Kombo Sillah Association.


Kombo Sillah Association UK Annual General Meeting and celebration of Gambia's 52nd independence anniversary in Bristol.


DATE: SATURDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2017 IN BRISTOL


TIME: 2PM TO 10PM


ADDRESS:

St. Werburghs Community Centre

Horley Road

St Werburghs

Bristol

BS2 9TJ


February is also a time of change of guards at KSA. If you want to become a trustee of the charity for the next 12 months, this is the opportunity. You must be a registered member and must have paid a one off registration fee. Paid up members can vote and be voted into office.


In line with our AGM traditions, this event will be used to celebrate the Gambia's 52nd independence anniversary after the presentation of yearly reports and certificates.

Join us to welcome the Gambia into the 3RD REPUBLIC.


EVERYONE IS WELCOME



By Administrator, May 18 2016 07:08PM

Kombo Sillah Association(UK) in collaboration with our very own Paradise Express Services Limited is pleased to announce the 2016 UK Tour of the "King of Kora" Jaliba Kuyateh and Kumareh Band.

Jaliba Kuyateh will be back in the UK due to popular demand following the recent launching of two brand new albums: "Janfang Jang Kano" and "Tanyo Yaa" to once again wow his numerous fans with his mesmerising Kora playing and stage skills.


Funds raised thnrough these fund raising "Kora Shows" will be used to finance the Charitable Objectives of Kombo Sillah Association which are summarised thus:


a) The prevention or relief of poverty in the United Kingdom, in particular but not exclusively for people from The Gambia or West African Countries, by providing grants, items and services to individuals in need and/or charities, or other organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty.


b) To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with people in Bristol and other areas of the United Kingdom, in particular (but not exclusively) those from the Gambian community, who are socially excluded on the grounds of their ethnic origin, religion, belief or creed to relieve the needs of such people and assist them to integrate into society, in particular by:


- providing advice and information on the legal framework in which they will be living in the UK, including (but not exclusively) child protection issues and the law on female genital mutilation


- providing social and recreational facilities and events involving local communities


- providing a local network group that encourages and enables members of the Gambian community to participate more effectively with the wider community;


- increasing, or co-ordinating, opportunities for members of the Gambian community to engage with service providers, to enable those providers to adapt services to better meet the needs of that community.


c) The relief of poverty and need for people in The Gambia by providing financial relief


d) To advance education for public benefit”






By Administrator, Mar 22 2016 10:43PM


Kombo Sillah Association UK is pleased to invite you to an #FGM and #Children Safeguarding Conference scheduled to be held on the 19th April 2016 from 10:00 till 14:00 at St. Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, Bristol. BS2 9TJ. The conference is funded by The Big Lottery Fund, and the aim is to educate our community on FGM, and the safeguarding of children in our communities.


Speakers for the conference and workshops are as follows:


Henry Chan (10:30 - 10:45)

School Safeguarding Advisor (East Central)


Angela Evans (10:45 - 11:00)

Manager of the Asylum team in Bristol


Layla Ismail (11:00 - 11:15)

FORWARD Bristol FGM Community Project Coordinator



Workshops:


1. Safeguarding -

Jacalyn Mathers MBE

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group


Henry Chan

School Safeguarding Advisor (East Central)


2. UK Law - FGM

Angela Evans

Manager of the Asylum team in Bristol


Leanne Pook

Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Detective Chief Inspector (Manage South)/Force Lead FGM


3. Community Engagement

Layla Ismail

FORWARD Bristol FGM Community Project Coordinator


Saadye Ali

FORWARD Youth Assistant


Amie Touray

Community Health Advocate



There will be refreshments, a workshop and certificates will be presented to participants.


Everyone is invited.


We look forward to seeing you all.


Kombo Sillah Association



Venue: St. Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, Bristol. BS2 9TJ.

Time: 10am to 2pm


The conference is sponsored by The Big Lottery Fund, and the aim is to educate our community on FGM, and the safeguarding of children safeguarding in our communities.








By Administrator, Jan 4 2016 08:01AM

The Kombo Sillah Association UK has won the Interface Gambia TV annaul Award for "BEST" Gambian diaspora "Charitable Association of the Year 2015. The Award ceremony took place on Thursday 31st December 2015 at the Royal Regency Hall in London. The event is to recognise and award individuals, businesses and companies that have done extremely well in our community.


"These Awards are decided by our viewers. These are your CHOICE and your choice only.

The purpose of these awards are not in their essence a commercial or lucrative enterprise, but to Inspire people, promote businesses and "support our own" throughout their ventures in the uk and Abroad. We aim to honour Entrepreneurilship and those who serve as role models to the younger generations within our communities." - Interface Gambia TV


Kombo Sillah Association UK is proud to have been chosen out ten other nominees for the award and thank all those who have voted for us in this award.


We will continue to work very hard for our communities both in the UK and Gambia fulfilling our charityabile objectives which are:


a) The prevention or relief of poverty in the United Kingdom, in particular but not exclusively for people from The Gambia or West African Countries, by providing grants, items and services to individuals in need and/or charities, or other organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty.


b) To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with people in Bristol and other areas of the United Kingdom, in particular (but not exclusively) those from the Gambian community, who are socially excluded on the grounds of their ethnic origin, religion, belief or creed to relieve the needs of such people and assist them to integrate into society, in particular by:


• providing advice and information on the legal framework in which they will be living in the UK, including (but not exclusively) child protection issues and the law on female genital mutilation


• providing social and recreational facilities and events involving local communities


• providing a local network group that encourages and enables members of the Gambian community to participate more effectively with the wider community;


• increasing, or co-ordinating, opportunities for members of the Gambian community to engage with service providers, to enable those providers to adapt services to better meet the needs of that community.



c) The relief of poverty and need for people in The Gambia by providing financial relief


d) To advance education for public benefit”



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