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St.Albans Big Iftar Event

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St.Albans Big Iftar has organised the first ever live Adhan which will be played in the St.Albans city centre today at 7:58PM.

This will be shown live online via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theaddaclub/

~The HAWA Team

Roses tributes to community stalwarts who died during lockdown

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Please read the latest news article about the contibution HAWA has made to a St.Albans memorial site:

News Article

 

~HAWA Team

The Big Conversation: COVID-19 and Muslim Communities

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Please read the information below regarding this informative webinar regarding COVID-19 with experts from the NHS:

Join us as we host experts from NHS England and Public Health England, as well as community leaders of diverse backgrounds, to discuss COVID-19 in the Muslim communities.

There will be opportunities for an extended Q&A after the session.

🗓️ Tuesday, 30 March, 5 – 6pm
➡️ Register at bit.ly/CovidConvo21

~The HAWA Team

Zero Discrimination Day

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March 1st is Zero Discrimination Day and here at HAWA we fully celebrate diversity and inclusion within our communities. Please click on the link below to read about how you can spread this to your own social media outlets to remind each other of this day and what we can do to help each other in the future.

Facebook Post

~The HAWA Team

HAWA has made it into the local newspaper!

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Thanks to the huge efforts HAWA has been making during the lockdown, news of the work we have been doing diligently have made it into the local newspaper.

Please click here to read the latest article on HAWA.

 

~The HAWA Team

 

Ramadan Mubarak Cards

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With Almost a year of Covid we have missed meeting up with many friends and family. This is the 2nd Ramadan where again we will be restricted to meet-up. These Artistic Ramadan cards can be a great way of sending Ramadan greetings and wishes to loved ones far and near.

Each design has a  specific theme and idea behind it. All Artwork is hand painted by a local Artist, Amna Rehan and then designed and printed into a Ramadan card. 

Cards are sized at 14.8cm x 14.8cm. Comes with a white envelope and are £2 each or a pack of 5 for £7.50 with free delivery, but for HAWA newsletter readers prices are £1.70 and a pack of 5 for £7. 

You can email you orders or inquiries at: amre.art@gmail.com 

Or Facebook: www.facebook.com/amre.art/

Or Instagram: @am_re_art

Hertfordshire Family Centre Services

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This article has been added with permission from the Family Centre Services.

Hertfordshire’s Family Centre Service is made up of the Public Health Nursing Service (Health Visitors and School Nurses) and the Family Support Service. Our purpose is to support children and families to have the best start in life, develop well and thrive. 

We provide families with children aged up to 11 years with a wide range of information and support on key areas relating to family life. Pregnancy, birth and the first 24 months can be tough for many mothers and fathers. 

Developing friendships with other new parents has lots of benefits; we provide a number of opportunities for new parents to meet before and after having a baby; for example, we work with local Midwives and Health Visitors to run the Preparing for Baby antenatal programme.

We are also here to support families when they face key challenges, below is the range of support we have on offer.

  • Worries about your child’s learning and development. We can help with fun activities for your family to enjoy at home or more structured workshops.
  • Your child’s additional needs. Did you know that we can help families with Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) by providing information, advice and guidance?
  • Feelings of isolation. Are you feeling lonely or isolated from your local community? We are here to help.
  • Your own wellbeing and confidence. We can support you via one-to-one sessions or through parenting groups.
  • If you are experiencing domestic abuse. Support around developing healthy relationships is available.
  • Challenges with your child’s behaviour. We can support you via one-to-one sessions or parenting groups. To find out about groups please look at the Hertfordshire Parenting Directory https://directory.hertfordshire.gov.uk or our Facebook pages.

We also offer Volunteering opportunities to gain new skills and experience that can lead to further training or employment opportunities and Adult Learning opportunities providing families with workshops and courses for self-development well-being and confidence as well as qualifications and training.

What do I need to do next? If you have a child or children under 11 years old please register with us. It’s free and quick and easy to do! Thousands of families across Hertfordshire are already registered and accessing our services.

Please see ‘How to Register’ for further details. Once you’ve registered with us, we will contact you.

How do I ask for support? You can ask for support by: Contacting us by telephone 0300 123 7572 or via our Facebook or Instagram accounts.

COVID-19 Vaccination Communication

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As the lockdown continues, the UK has been pushing to ensure every individual is vaccinated against the coronavirus. The NHS has put together a website link with information and materials in various languages regarding the vaccine, addressing any questions and queries you may have about it. Please click the link below to visit the site.

NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Communication

For vaccination information in Urdu please click the link below:

Public Health England Vaccination Information – Urdu

Please remember to follow government guidelines on lockdown restrictions during this period.

~The HAWA Team

Ending Domestic Violence: Webinar

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A webinar focusing on domestic abuse will be scheduled on March 9th, 2021. Here is some info regarding the webinar.

‘According to the the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in the year ending March 2020, an estimated 2.3 million people suffered from domestic abuse. The reality is likely to be even worse. Domestic abuse often goes unreported, so these statistics only reflect a partial picture of the true levels of domestic violence in the UK. The introduction of national lockdowns due to Covid-19 has thrown this problem into stark light. By confining individuals to their homes, it has not only intensified abusive relationships, but has also made it increasingly difficult for survivors to seek help. In the first three weeks of lockdown, beginning in March 2020, the project Counting Dead Women recorded 14 women were killed by men, the highest rate for 11 years, and Refuge reported a 66% increase in the number of calls to the National Domestic Abuse helpline between March and May of last year.’

Please click on the links below for more information and if you wish to book to attend the webinar session.

Event details

Website

Register to attend

~The HAWA Team

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