Paiwand Afghan Association Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:30:49 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Christmas Party Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:57:27 +0000 On our last day of term at Saturday School we had a big Christmas party to celebrate the hard work of all our students (and our teachers and volunteers!) We had a clown, a Christmas tree and snacks. We also have prizes to students who had improved during the term. As an extra treat we had a visit from our Education Manager Emily, who’s on maternity leave, and her lovely little boy! We wished those who celebrate a merry Christmas, and hoped everyone had a peaceful break.

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Easter fun at Whitefield School Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:25:19 +0000 On 28th March Saturday School was shut, so we had Easter fun at Whitefield School. Children could choose from football and games with Shawkat, or craft with Kate. Here’s some photos of the sparkly dream catchers we made. Don’t they look special? Once the glitter and footballs were tidied away Lizzie and our young volunteers had prepared an Easter Egg Hunt in the playground. It was a big challenge but we made sure everyone got a chocolate treat at the end (big kids included!)


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Nowruz Celebration Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:43:46 +0000 On 22nd March the Youth and Housing team worked together to hold a party for young men aged 15-18 to celebrate Afghan New Year or ‘Nowruz’. We made lots of delicious food, listened to Afghan music and shared stories about how we celebrate Spring around the world. We were pleased to welcome new young people to the event, as well as seeing old faces. Here’s our Mentoring Coordinator Kate learning how to make Kabuli Pilau, and some pictures of our feast.

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Science Museum Visit Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:49:04 +0000 On Saturday 14 February the science museum visited Norbury Saturday School. Two Museum representatives delivered the event. The first part, entitled “the sleepy hedgehog”,was a interactive and interesting story telling session. The children enjoyed it immensely and some of them took part in the story.

The second session, entitled “Glorious Blood”  was also very interactive and informative. Children learned a great deal about their body and blood systems through games that kept them engaged.



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Mental wellbeing workshop Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:46:58 +0000 On 9th February the mentoring project ran a mental wellbeing workshop. We talked about what mental health means, what it might look or feel like to have ill mental health, and where to seek support from. Get in touch with our Mentoring Coordinator Kate for more information.

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Young Volunteers Training Sun, 08 Feb 2015 12:55:39 +0000 We are lucky enough to have lots of young people aged 16-19 who are keen to support Paiwand as young leaders. On 7th February the Youth project offered some training on safeguarding, boundaries and leadership, and also helped the volunteers learn more about what Paiwand does. These young people help our Education and Youth teams as administrators, teaching assistants and reception staff.


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Mentoring and Befriending Foundation Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:18:57 +0000 men and bef


We are delighted to announce that Afghan Association Paiwand’s Mentoring team, coordinated by Tyler Fox, has been accredited with APS (Approved Provider Standard) by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation. APS is the national quality standard, which has been designed specifically for mentoring and befriending programmes.

Congratulations to the hard-working Mentoring team at Paiwand for their dedication and excellent work!

Information about Paiwand’s Young Refugee’s Mentoring Project, click here. Alternatively, contact Mentoring Coordinator Tyler Fox on 07432 728 424 or

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Trustee Thu, 08 Aug 2013 08:10:29 +0000 The Role:
We are looking for a Trustee to serve as a member on our Board of Trustees, in order to oversee the overall functioning of the organisation, as well as to ensure transparency and monitor the work of the charity within the communities it serves. We are looking for the following:

  • Members with a background and experience in either the voluntary sector, BAMER or     migrant advocacy, or children’s social care;
  • We aim to maintain diversity on the Board, and therefore welcome applications from people with disabilities or from black and minority ethnic groups;
  • Shares the ideals, and has a commitment to, the ethos, values, and work of Paiwand;
  • Members with stature and credibility at a local level, with effective communication and organisational skills;
  • Anyone who has used the service in the past can serve as a Member (as long as he/she is not bankrupt, has no criminal convictions, and is not currently using the service).



  • To be passionate and motivated to improve the lives of vulnerable young refugees in Northwest London;
  • Willing to take responsibility for the functioning of the organisation, and the actions it takes;
  • Committed to attending Board meetings at Paiwand’s main office every six weeks, as well as Paiwand’s AGM;
  • No previous experience as a Trustee is required, as long as you are committed to the work of the organisation and can contribute productively to its operation and growth;
  • Some training will be provided;
  • The role is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure and full reference checks.

*Please contact Farid Mall on 0208 905 8770 or at for more information

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