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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!

Urgently Wanted: Pushchair for Chinese family

I was recently contacted by a Social work student, who has a Chinese family in her care.  The family has little money and is in need of assistance at home.  One such area that they are in need is to provide a double pushchair for their young children.  Because of this, the Social work student has contacted us to see if we can help. Since we do not provide these items, and I am not sure where else to turn, I am turning to our visitors, users and friends.  If you have a used or new double pushchair that you […]

Heritage Lottery Fund

Embargoed until 00:01 hours on 25th March 2014 Wai Yin Society wins Heritage Lottery Fund support Wai Yin Society in Manchester has successfully obtained a £30,200 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new project, ‘Happiness and Joy at the Mid Autumn Festival’, being delivered across Greater Manchester. Led by a group of Chinese young people, the project will be an exploration of the Chinese Mid Autumn Moon Festival, which falls around each September. The young people will research: the roots, costumes, ceremonial objects, food, music, songs and legends associated with the Festival. They will also interview […]

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! http://manchester.fsd.org.uk/kb5/manchester/fsd/service.page?record=YsXDXTF5ICA

We’ve launched our new website!!!

We’ve just launched our new website at our Chinese New Year dinner, and we are very happy to finally have all of our hard work pay off.  We have worked for weeks to have our website ready, and it is finally here. We have added some new features that you might like to look at.  First of all, our home page.  We’ve separated all of our information into sections so that you can find everything you are looking for easily.  Our Family Services, our Education, Training &  Employment Services, and our Health & Social Care services can all be seen […]

Celebrating Chinese Year of Horse

The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Manchester has provided consistent support for the work of local Chinese community organisations for over decades. As the vice-chair of Wai Yin Chinese Women Society, a charity which provides services to the Chinese and other minority groups in the North West of England, I had the pleasure of attending a Chinese New Year Celebration at Mauldeth Hall organised by the Consulate General in Manchester on the 28th January this year. The event was very well attended. Local Chinese residents, students, business people and representatives from the Consul General’s office were […]

Graduation Ceremony 2013

Wai Yin was a hub of activity and excitement on the morning of Tuesday 10th September. Around 100 learners, with their families and friends were gathered to be proudly presented with their certificates for their hard work and effort during the past year for a variety of ESOL courses. Because of the huge number of graduates and supporters in attendance, it wasn’t possible to hold the ceremony at Wai Yin’s dedicated Learning Centre in Mosely Street. Instead, a special venue was arranged at London Scottish House next to the Midland Hotel. This meant installing an audio visual system, which to the […]

Transversal Grundtvig Study Visit

Wai Yin was very pleased to host a very successful study visit for an international delegation of visitors from organisations across the EU for 4 days, in the week commencing 9th September 2013. The project was funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme: Transversal Grundtvig. The 8 delegates were senior education officials from: Italy (Rome and Sicily), Sweden (Ostersund), Croatia (Osijek), Poland (Warsaw), Spain (Valencia), Ireland (Dublin), and Hungary (Budapest). The packed programme included visiting the sites and services operated by Wai Yin, presentations by the Wai Yin Director (Dr Sylvia Sham) and Assistant Director (Lisa Mok) on the educational […]