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New Eyes Youth Exchange Programme 2014 – 2105

What is NEW EYES? NEW EYES is a youth exchange programme for young people who are 16-24 years old. As a young person you will have the opportunity to travel abroad (Sweden and Greece), make lifelong friends with young people from other countries and learn from each other. An exchange like this will give you life experiences that would otherwise take years to accumulate. Applications close on Friday 9th January 2015 Contact Details: Amy Wong, Yusura Hassan & Sarah Thurogood Wai Yin Society 66-68 Swan Street Manchester M4 5JU Telephone 0161 833 0377 / 07518678624 Email [email protected]

New Welcome Centre in Cheetham Hill

As of the 3rd November 2014, we are using another community centre in Cheetham Hill. This is a much bigger building, which allows us to expand our services to a very diverse local community comprised of very many ethnic backgrounds. There has been a lot of work done to bring it into operational use, and now we’re up and running, service users are attending at this address: 18-32 Brentfield Avenue Cheetham Hill Manchester M8 0TW Telephone: 0161 792 9760 Opening hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (10 am – 3 pm) The Current timetable of Activities includes: Weekday Time Activities Tue […]

Annual Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Wai Yin recently celebrated the commitment and hard work of all staff and volunteers ( including the Trustees) at the annual appreciation dinner on Tuesday 9th September 2014. Some eighty participants were in attendance including friends and family. It was held at TOPS Buffet Restauarant on Portland Street, and was a great success!

Lord Mayor’s Charity Account

We are delighted to receive a sum of £1,000 in aid of Wai Yin Society from the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity Account. This was granted by Councillor Naeem ul Hassan, who held the office of Lord Mayor for 2013-2014. Thank you very much. We intend to use this much needed money for our Welcome Centre.

Urban Fish Farm Update 养鱼场

At the end of August, a group of Wai Yin members travelled down to Gloucester to search for eels. There is an old nursery rhyme which goes; “Doctor Foster went to Gloucester in a shower of rain. He stood in a puddle right up to his middle and never went there again!” Well there was plenty of rain but we had such a wonderful time, that I am sure that we will be going again. We went in search of baby eels! The Severn River is the home of baby eels (called elvers), It is one of Nature’s miracles that […]

HLF Young Roots Project

The project is progressing well. We have carried out 12 evening sessions and one team building day since April 2014. The young people have enjoyed all the activities and they are making good friendships in the group. They are meeting on Thursday evenings from 17:00 to 19:30. They have gathered information about the Chinese Moon Festival and preparing to interview other communities about the Moon, and its significance in their cultures. A series of workshops and activities are planned for July and August, and we are on target to have an event in September to show our work and celebrate […]

ETE Learning Centre now in Swan Street, Manchester

Please be advised that we have already completed the move of our ETE Learning Centre and staff, which are now based in our Headquarters at 66- 68 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JU. We hope that our service users can find the way. It is only five minutes walk from the Shudehill Bus/Tram station, next to the Arndale Shopping Centre. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the landlord for providing a most successful tenancy in Clarendon House, 81 Mosley Street, during the past three years. Thank you again!

Approved Provider Status

We are pleased to announce that Wai Yin Society has recently been awarded “Approved Provider Status” for Manchester City Council in respect of: Troubled Families Interventions            [email protected] Innovative Advice Solutions                    [email protected]   Please contact us as soon as possible if you are making referrals!