Elbistan Community Centre is a registered charity located in North London. Previously known as Bakis Community Centre, the name was changed on the 1st of April 2012, to Elbistan Community Centre
El-Com is one of the few charities that help Turkish and Kurdish migrants living London to become valuable social, political and economic members of British society. It provides extra-curricular education services in order to give Turkish and Kurdish migrants the necessary tools to build a new home in the UK. Simultaneously, it sustains a social environment that helps protect Turkish and Kurdish culture and identity, especially amongst younger generations.
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As a community centre, we provide services for anyone and everyone who wishes to take part. Our work is funded by our members, through donations, as well as through grants we receive. We have been involved in many projects such as the BBC Children In Need project of Writing My Story over the last year. We also provide adult services, art and cultural courses, a supplementary school, breakfast clubs and adult services. For more detail visit our About us section.
As a center we recognize the needs of our members and we are determined to tailor our services to the community’s and individual needs. Following our consultation, most of our members have indicated that due to a language barrier, they are facing many issues relating to especially housing, welfare, health and education. Therefore, the community centre provides advice services on a voluntary basis to the community members.
The community center provides advice services two days a week from. The service is free of charge and open to all. If you would like to benefit from this course please contact us.
Elbistan Community Centre also provides educational services to anyone whom wishes to participate.
We work closely with families to improve their understanding of the UKs educational system, as well as children to ensure they achieve to their fullest potential. The centre runs literacy and numeracy lessons to children and we provide education advice to parents to reach their child’s full potential.
We have run many courses in the past, including Turkish, Kurdish, English, Guitar and Film Making. As long as there is a demand El-com will do everything in its power to sustain, improve and increase these courses.