Who the charity helps
The Saturday School
In order to preserve reasonable standard of learning Mother tongue language,
the first class of Kurdish Language have been opened on April 1989, then KCC had more classes in
other areas, like Corydon and Mitch am . Because of situation of our Office, KCC always had funding problems
to run this Project, especially after 1993, with Lambeth Education department.
Now KCC have a very active multi Classes school, for teaching Kurdish Language and Kurdish Music, with small
funds from London Children Help and Lambeth Endowed Charities. We are expecting that we are able to reach a level
standard of Kurdish Language at the end of 2010.
The Azadi Saturday School
This school for the teaching of Kurdish to Kurdish children from all the London Boroughs was established in 1988
and ran at the KCC until 1994. Between 1998 and 2000 there were Kurdish supplementary classes for Kurdish children
in the Croydon area. Classes for Kurdish children, especially from the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth,
were revived at the KCC in 2002.
This year there were 3 classes with 4 qualified teachers with the activity taking place from 12 am to 3 pm every Saturday,
and 25 students
The Youth Club
A new activity with between 9 and 12 members at present financed by the KCC. Weekly Kung-Fu training in the Kurdistan Hall.
The Club plan to have a football team in the near future.
THE Kurdish Music Studio
This project is a part of our youth club activities, runs and directs by Kurdish musicians and singers.
In year 2005/2006 the most famous Kurdish singers, and some Turkish and Lebanese, African and English singers,
recorded their new songs in the studio. The studio needs a lot of new recording equipments and some new training
for our studio coordinator. We are planning to reach the level of professionalism to use part of our studio as a
local Kurdish language radio for Kurdish Community in London.
The Sarbesti Family Club
This club was started in 2004 because the enlargement of the Kurdish community in London resulted in the
families of the KCC wanting their own project for a monthly social gathering run by their own sub-committee of the KCC.
During the period under review they had 8 monthly parties with singers and musicians participating. 650 adults and 172
children attended. This has been a very successful project from the outset, and we expect that other similar clubs will be
founded with different names.
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The Elderly Project
The project helps elderly clients to avoid isolation and depression, resulting from the fact that many speak little or no English.
The KCC provides a warm and pleasant environment for such clients to meet and interact together. The KCC tried to provide Basic English
lessons for the elderly. It has been financing part of the meals they enjoy at the Centre, trips to Museums, picnics and other
activities, thanks to the generosity of the AB Charitable Trust.
Khanzad (Elderly) Club
The KCC established this club in November 1997. this year the Khanzad Club met every Friday with between 15 and 20 elderly Kurds
Because of the lack of funds the Club was only able to organise two types of activity, their Friday attendance, and a
social party on 11 March 2005.
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People with disabilities
People of a particular ethnic or racial origin
Other defined groups