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Community Project - U island CIC

by U Island CIC

About our activities / service

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Opening hours 9 am - 9 pm

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Our organisation has been established to support children and their families from Eastern Europe, to adapt and integrate themselves into living in the UK and to promote social cohesion, health and wellbeing. We do this by providing community and social activities, networking opportunities with those in a similar position and signposting to other support services they are able to access. We deliver various sessions and looking at how families can integrate themselves into the British culture while preserving their ethnic traditions. We believe that integration not happening just through learning the language but through understanding the values, culture and taking part in activities within the community. All our project seeks to bring socially isolated and lonely members of our diverse community together to participate in services we are offering.

Staff qualifications U island CIC director board: Irina Oshenye (MA in linguistics), Olena Yanchuk (Masters degree in Economics), Julia Zerihun (Photography award level 4). We are working with professional artists to deliver this project.
Genders Both

About the organisation

U Island is a Russian speaking organisation whose activities are carried on for the benefit of children and families from various cultural, ethnic and religious background. In particular, U Island works with Eastern European communities living in the United Kingdom and various organisations that actively work within those communities in order to support integration processes and tackle educational, financial and social inequalities. U Island is also open to any local community members regardless of their background and nationality. Activities include: Child mentoring services Kids Clubs Coffee mornings Parent & Toddler groups Language skills Cultural events and social gatherings Training courses

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