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Strabane Ethnic Community Association

  • Income

    £57.8K

  • Spending

    £59.1K

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 100003 Date registered. 13/12/2013

Public benefits

The Aim of the Association is to identify and respond to the needs of Minority Ethnic Communities and to raise awareness and understanding within the local community as the Strabane District Area and Northern Ireland is slowly but surely becoming a Multi Cultural Society. SECA with the help of its members are able to deliver all the above events

promoting other cultures, encouraging integration and community development.

What your organisation does

SECA raised funds for The Haiti Earthquake Appeal, for Breast Cancer groups and Ethnic minority families effected through bereavement . SECA has been delivering 10 weeks English Language classes to migrant worker, IT courses, Anti- Racism and Diversity training and Polish classes for children U12 from the Polish background and also

children from the local community. SECA cultural events have become very popular in the area Multi -Cultural Food Art & Music Night, Polish Night, 3 days Diwali Festival Bollywood dancing, Music, Fashion show, Indian Food cooking Demo, Fire works Primary Schools Diwali story presentation and St Patrick’s Day parade, this all promotes learning about different religions, backgrounds and integration and community development. SECA also visits schools in the area and delivers Citizenship and Diversity workshops and Bollywood dance classes. A Charity Cricket Match was organized by S.E.C.A. in conjunction with Strabane Cricket Club. Cricket professionals from different countries India, West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa and New Zealand who play for the Clubs in Northern Ireland took part, the funds raises were donated to Knockavoe Special Needs School in Strabane. S.E.C.A. helped alleviate isolation for some members by liaising with Strabane Sure Start which provided members of the Polish and other Ethnic communities with crèche facilities and classes for parents such as baby massage. SECA organizes Health Awareness Night according to the issues which are needed in the area, we have covered such issues as Breast Cancer, and Drug & Alcohol abuse, Obesity & Dental Health, Suicide and Alziemhers. SECA Youth group consists of youth from different Ethnic minority backgrounds together to participate in Artwork, trips to Stormont & Dail and Outdoor pursuit activities alongside the PSNI and joint Projects with Local and Cross border Youth groups.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of citizenship or community development

Who the charity helps

  • Adult training
  • Asylum seekers/refugees
  • Community safety/crime prevention
  • Ethnic minorities
  • General public
  • Homelessness
  • Language community
  • Learning disabilities
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Specific areas of deprivation
  • Travellers
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Victim support
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Accommodation/housing
  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Arts
  • Community development
  • Cross-border/cross-community
  • Cultural
  • Disability
  • Education/training
  • Environment/sustainable development/conservation
  • General charitable purposes
  • Human rights/equality
  • Medical/health/sickness
  • Relief of poverty
  • Sport/recreation
  • Volunteer development
  • Youth development

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2018

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Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2016

Charity accounts

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2015

Charity accounts

Charitable purposes

To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with people in Northern Ireland/Strabane District Area who are socially excluded on the grounds of their ethnic origin, religion, belief or creed to relieve the needs of such people and assist them to integrate into society.

Governing document

Constitution

Other name

  • 7 Trustees
  • 2 Employees
  • 90 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Kamini Rao, 2 Abercorn Square, Strabane, Co Tyrone, BT82 8AN

Trustee board

Trustee
Bozena Rojkowicz
Josephine Rao
Daljeet Guram
Janina Mcgrinder
Marius Fritea
Janaka Lokugamage
Johnathan

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland