"(...) driving into the centre of london can be relatively straightforward, or it can take you through the vibrant and energetic Borough of TOWER HAMLETS, where the buzz of mile end road’s market and the City’s towering skyline contrast in close proximity to each other (...) two worlds apart, and yet mingled into the East End (...) the hum of tourists hitting the streets between liverpool street and tower bridge only adds to the unique atmosphere of this Borough: one of the greatest melting pot areas in the world -- MONAKKA MONOWAR welfare foundation is here to enforce community cohesion, fight anti-social behaviour, celebrate and preserve tradition."

Monday, 28 November 2011

Final Theatre performance

Last Sunday, our participants put into being the long awaited theatre performance at the Brady Art Centre, Hanbury Street.

Shiraj got certified!

On the 25th of November, one of our most serious, dedicated, and hard-working volunteers , Shirajul Islam, completed a Go On U.K. Online course and became a certified Basic IT instructor. Here in the picture above you can see Shiraj showing off his brand new qualification.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Great Success for our week-end Generation Bridge activities.

More than 40 people participated last weekend to the two events we organized in the context of Big Lottery funded project Generation Generation Bridge.

Here attached you can appreciate some of the shots taken by one of our hard-working volunteers during these joyful events.

Friday, 18 November 2011


REMINDER: tomorrow, Saturday November 19, another Children Art Competition will be held at the Northolt Village Community Centre. It will start around 14. Everyone is invited.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Generation Bridge - Update

Over the last four weeks, MMWF organized three events in the context of the project Generation Bridge funded by Awards for All/Big Lottery Fund.

On October 28 a Poem Reciting competition.

On October 30, another session of the Elderly People Discussion Group.

 On November 4, the weekly appointment with the Cultural Program for Kids.

We will soon post more pictures on our website...

Thursday, 10 November 2011


On November 27, everyone is invited to the FINAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE of MMWF's cultural project MEMORY THEATRE, funded by Westfield Stratford. 20 young actors from our Borough have worked long and hard over the past months to transform a variety of real-life stories into a screenplay for theatre. Now this script has become a play.

The show will take place at Brady Art Centre in Hanbury Street, Tower Hamlets (just a 5-minute walk off Brick Lane) and is about 60 minutes long. Entrance is obviously FREE. More details on the exact time at which the play will start are to come in the next weeks.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Thanks to our supporters

We at the Monakka Monowar Welfare Foundation wish to take this opportunity to warmly thank Tesco, Network Rail, and London Underground for contributing to our charity activities by booking collections outside their stores and stations. We all know the collection tin is a powerful tool.


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Armfield Pensioners' Club / MMWF - a new cooperation.

Over the last months, we at The Monakka Monowar Welfare Foundation have come in contact with the Armfield Pensioners' club, a registered charity based at 42 Onslow Gardens, Enfield. The APC provides recreational facilities and social activities to elderly people in the North London area. As in our case, their commitment is to improve the quality of life of their weakest and most disadvantaged neighbours and fellow citizens. Today, three of our volunteers have inaugurated the collaboration between APC and MMWF by travelling to Enfield where they delivered an IT course at the APC's facilities. We are certain that the cooperation between our two charities will be long and fruitful, and certainly hope to be able to announce more joint-activities in the very next future.

Clothworkers’ Foundation: “Tower Hamlets in Your Hands” - an update

Once again, we must thank the Clothworkers' Foundation for the generous grant it awarded to us. Thanks to their support we are now running "Tower Hamlets in Your Hands", a project of which this blog is an integral part. The project is addressed to long-term unemployed people living in Tower Hamlets who want to provide a service to their community while learning new skills, expendable in the job market. The participants to the project receive free training on IT skills, setting up a blog and news publishing.

MEMORY THEATRE: the final performance

After weeks of work, our experimental project "Memory Theatre" funded by Westfield Stratfors is headed to its finish line.
On November 28, at the Brady Art Centre (192-196 Hanbury Street), the project's conclusive drama performance will take place. Everyone is invited to witness to the final product of our 15 participants' work on memory and heritage.

REMINDER: Children Cultural Programme

Time for a reminder. On Friday, November 4 at the Kobi Nazrul Islam Centre (30 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR) the Monakka Monowar Welfare Foundation  will organize the second day of the Children Cultural Programme funded by Lottery Fund. The EVENT WILL BEGIN AT 17 o'clock.
A third appointment will take place at the same venue on Friday the 18th of November.

See you all on Friday!

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