Community History

Introduction

Leeds Swahili Cultural Community (LSCC) was established in 2004 as a cultural forum for the Swahili speaking migrant community in and around Leeds. One of LSCC’s original goals was to help prepare the children from the Swahili migrant families for a multi-cultural life in the United Kingdom by providing them with relevant socio-cultural training. Now Leeds Swahili Cultural Community has grown and developed not only provide its services to the Swahili Community but also extended the same  to other non-Swahili communities around Leeds, where regular Religious and Mainstream Educations are provided fullfiling its moral obligation towards the society at large.

Ten years on, LSCC remains fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all migrant children and young people in Leeds area. Over the last ten years LSCC has built a network of volunteers which have tirelessly worked to develop an ethos which embraces difference and diversity with a focus towards educational achievement.

Through its educational wing (Leeds Swahili Cultural Community Learning Centre (LSCCLC). LSCC caters for the educational and cultural needs of children and young teenagers mainly from ethnic migrant communities in the areas of Leeds and beyond. It provides educational support activities, RE and cultural training for these children as shown on our website. The main goals are to assist them realize their full educational potential and promote cultural heritage and integration. Typical activities include lessons in Religious Education, Mathematics, English, Science and other cultural activities.

Mission

Our mission as Community supports and actively involves the grassroots communities in sustainable community development for our secure future through education. Always “Promoting Education for the benefit of all - today and tomorrow”

Objectives:

  • Providing classes for students between the ages of 5 -18 teaching Religious Studies and general Maths, Science, and English.
  • Building up key skills such as team work and good communication
  • Promoting cultural integration between peers and their families
  • Preparing students on how to live and survive in a multicultural society.
  • Setting up group activities and outdoor trips for our children.

 

Our main Learning activities for the week are as  below:

 

LEARNING BOOSTING PROGRAM

 

DAY

TIME

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

MONDAY

5pm-7pm

Religion Studies

One Community Centre

TUESDAY

5pm-7pm

English/Science

Lincoln Green Centre

WEDNESDAY

5pm-7pm

Mathematics/ Science

Lincoln Green Centre

FRIDAY

5pm-7pm

Religion Studies for Adults/ Women Circles/ Youth Activities

Ebor Garden Centre

SATURDAY

10am-2pm

Religion Studies

Ebor Garden Centre

SUNDAY

10am-2pm

Religion Studies

Ebor Garden Centre