Services available in Arabic, Tigre & Tigrinyan.
The Eritrean Parent's and Children's Association (EPCA) was established in 1992 due to the growing numbers of refugees arriving in North Kensington from Kuwait, Libya, Iraq and Eritrea. Many refugees were in temporary accommodation, which is where EPCA was first conceptualised.
EPCA was initially set up with the aim to help community members meet and break social isolation and to help children learn the English language. Committee members eventually identified trends among the local refugee community and began to deliver services to address needs including immigration and accommodation problems.
Today, EPCA serves a diverse range of local BME communities, including Eritrean, Somali, Algerian, Libyan, Sudanese, Ethiopian and Moroccan groups.
EPCA aims to:
- provide extra educational support to children in a friendly, caring environment, taking in to account their cultural and language needs
- provide a safe and supportive learning environment that promotes a sense of respect for self and others, develop each child's spiritual, moral, social and intellectual capacity to become a responsible and successful citizen
- help them improve educational attainment, overcome barriers to learning and boost their confidence
- provide the children with tuition complementary to the education received at school (we also aim to develop a working partnership with parents and mainstream schools
- run relevant workshops for parents and act as a source of information for other relevant services and activities that benefits the communities at large
- celebrate our diversity and the contribution that all members of our multi-cultural community can make to the school
Get in touch...
If you would like to connect with the Eritrean Parent's and Children Association, please contact Musawa's co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org