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Kingston Somali Community Association (KSCA)
 
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 Stop trafficking

Kingston Somali community is working closely with the local authorities in stopping human trafficking. 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS...
To be deceived or taken against your will, bought, sold and exploited.

People are bought and sold for sexual exploitation, forced labour, street crime, domestic servitude or even the sale of organs and human sacrifice. Men, women and children are trafficked within their own countries and across international borders. Trafficking affects every continent and every country.                                            

Company No: 06495274
Charity No : 1128231 ( Registered since Feb 24, 2009 )
KSCA is a charity based in Kingston upon Thames , Greater London - England and was founded in Dec. 2006 by a group of scholars and refugees from Somalia and Somaliland  to support the minority ethnic communities ( particularly the Somalis ) in the royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames .
The Objectives of the charity include : 
“To promote general charitable purposes for the benefit of the  communities of Kingston Upon Thames and the surrounding area, and to provide relief from financial hardship and social and/or economic disadvantage and to advance the education of its residents of all ages; and in particular to provide opportunities for the aforementioned residents to participate fully in the life of their community in ways which address and alleviate social and economic disadvantage”.
 
KSCA's primary aims are to provide:
 a) supplementary education classes in core subjects including extra classes in Maths, English and science as well as  IT skills for young people from refugee backgrounds, low income families and areas of deprivation to improve their education attainment, employment chances and to prevent educational, social and economic marginalisation ; and to improve children and young people's attendance, educational attainment and self esteem.
b) Drop-in centre for advice, information and guidance for service users to access mainstream services such as health , welfare benefits and housing. 
c ) Citizenship classes to promote the integration of the asylum seekers and migrants into mainstream society.
d) Training community members on healthy eating foods to reduce obesity among its members and prevent obesity related diseases such as diabetes , high blood pressure and other related heart complications.
The charity services are  open to all people regardless of ethnic origins and the services are provided at accessible venues both in Cambridge States and Kingston town. 

Please read KSCA summer 2011 newsletter herehttp://e-voice.org.uk/kingston-somali-community/files/view/KSCA_newsletter_approved_final_PDF.pdf

Food Vouchers 

 Increasing numbers of people are accessing Food Bank through out UK because of the recession and austerity measures . Our charity in Kingston upon Thames currently gives out Food Bank Vouchers to the unemployed and low income Somalis as well as other deprived communities in Kingston on Tuesdays and Fridays weekly . Those who live in South West London may collect food vouchers from us if they are in need of  support  with their livelihoods. This is free with no cost or other conditions attached.

Time : Tuesdays and Fridays : 11 am to 2 pm

Current Services

Cook and Eat training progarmme for the Somali women funded by Kingston NHS ( second programme for 2011 - youth , started on Saturday , Nov 3 , 2012  and ended on March 2013 at Piper Hall , Cambridge state from 2:30 pm to 4: 30 pm every Saturday.)

Prevent football sports project funded by RBK and Kingston Police( ended in May 2011)

Assisting the Somali Community in Kingston in accessing the Social, education , welfare benefits and health services at room 20 Richard Mayo centre , Eden St. KT1 1HZ on Mondays and Thursdays between 12 and 2 pm. The rent for the office desk is paid by RBK.

KSCA has recently been awarded an IT training project to target the youth that are  not in training, education or employment ( NEET ) . The project is funded by Evening Standard dispossessed funding through Capital Community Foundation and will start on Oct. 22, 2011 . Read about the programme here : 
 http://e-voice.org.uk/kingston-somali-community/neet-it-programme/ (Sucessfully  completed ) .
Read the mental health awareness leaflet published on Oct, 2013 :   Mental health : A quick guide for people from the Somali Community in Kingston

 Funded by : 

 RBK Logo NHS KingstonCCFEvening Standard

For further information , please contact:
Room 24 Richard Mayo Centre
United Reformed Church
Edent Street
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1HZ
Tel: 07932063614

E-mail:
Kingstonsom@yahoo.co.uk