About Haaya

Personal development of children and young people

Voluntary and Community Sector

HAAYA: VCSO, Youth Charity

HAAYA offers diverse programs fostering community well-being, from education to sports. Addressing challenges like NEET to EET transition, racial tensions, and health concerns.

To provide excellent support services tailored to address local needs, where people are empowered towards social and personal change. To promote, support and develop children and young people, particularly those who are the most disengaged and disadvantages.

The organization aims to support the personal growth of children and young individuals, providing opportunities for them to reach their full potential, particularly those facing vulnerability and disadvantage. Through a variety of cross-cultural activities, both educational and recreational.

Our core values guide us, inspiring positive change in individuals and communities. We aim to be role models, transparent, and accountable in all we do. With enthusiasm, we make engagement enjoyable while upholding professionalism and respecting confidentiality

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WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Our aim is to begin demolition and construction of the new centre in 2017, the estimated cost is £750,000. We urgently need the financial support of the community to begin planning this process. Please help us make this vision a reality. Visit www.haaya.com to make a donation or kindly make cheques payable to HAAYA and post to 41A Ivy Road Hounslow TW3 2DH.

What We Do

Youth Development: Our Services and Support

We offer personal, social, educational, training and employment development opportunities tailored to the needs of our young people.

Personalized Support

We provide special help and chances for young people to grow in their own way, with learning and job opportunities just for them.

Fun Activities

We have lots of fun things to do, like sports, arts, and workshops, to help young people grow and learn new skills.

Healthy Lifestyle

We care about young people's health and teach them about eating well, staying active, and staying away from harmful substances.

Community Support

We help solve problems in our neighborhood and bring people together, making sure they feel safe and happy

People Behind Haaya

Meet Our Team

Our dedicated team, fueled by passion and determination, collaborates wholeheartedly to enact meaningful change within our community, embodying our mission with unwavering dedication.

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Suhel Miah
Suhel, a founding member of Haaya and local businessman, has over 20 years of experience in professional youth work and community development. He's served in various voluntary sector organizations, including Hounslow Youth Services, and is a trustee of the Hounslow Muslim Centre.
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Temoor Khan
Temoor Khan, an Accounting & Finance graduate, completed his training at a Big Four firm, gaining professional qualifications. Active in community projects, he serves as trustee at Ashford & Staines Community Centre while working in the financial services sector.
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Danielle Hutchinson
Danielle Hutchinson, a Detached Youth Worker for London Borough of Hounslow, holds a BA in Applied Social Science, Community Development, and Youth Work from Goldsmiths University. Having volunteered with HAAYA during her degree, she now serves as a trustee.

2014-2016 Statistics

HAAYA IN BIG NUMBERS

Witness our journey through impressive statistics and milestones. inception to , discover the transformative impact we’ve made, quantified in numbers and illustrated across our timeline of achievements.

9,000

We received 9000 visits from young people in our sessions and supported over 1,239 young people and 764 parents / adults.

36

We ran over 36 generic and specialised club sessions per month.

15

Continue to provide mentoring support to 15 young people and developed 23 new mentoring relationships with disengaged young people.

115

Involved 115 volunteers over the last two years

19

Organised 19 day trips and 6
residential trips

60+

60+ young people attend our Friday Youth Club sessions each week (which has proved so popular that we now have a waiting list!)

63

Engaged 63 young people, aged 16-24, through our NEET program and assisted 24 NEET young people in to Education Employment and Training, who have gone on to achieve employment.

332

Over 332 young people participated in our
sports activities

57+

Over 57+ young people achieved OCR
accreditation

50

Over 50 young people participated in the Row
for Charity Challenge to raise money for the
new HAAYA Centre, raising a staggering total of
£15,000

16

16 young people earned a prize of £200 and a Jack Petchey Award for their determination, commitments and success in their personal and educational achievements.

Have anything to ask?

Frequently Asked Questions

How did you hear about HAAYA?

I heard about HAAYA through the graduate challenge I was on. We had people from Hillingdon Association of Voluntary Services (HAVS) who came in and discussed placements available for volunteering. Haaya seemed really interesting to me because it offers help and advice for young under privileged people in their community.”

How has HAAYA helped you?

“HAAYA helped me gain experience, apply the skills I learnt and most of all, it helped me gain confidence!”

What were you doing before you joined HAAYA?

Before joining HAAYA, I was doing the graduate challenge, which works closely with HAAYA in providing placements for graduates looking to volunteer.”

What are you up to now? What are you currently working on?

We am still working with HAAYA on one of their public exhibitions

What advice would you give to a young person today?

Step out of your comfort zone, trying new things can seem scary – but take risks because without them, you can’t really grow.

Which of HAAYA’s activities were you involved in?

“I was involved in one of HAAYA’s projects around design propositions for the new centre. I took part in the public consultation and writing reports.

What did you like about HAAYA?

I liked the fact that HAAYA caters to the needs of the Hounslow community and want to help the young people in that community reach their full potential

What People Says About Us

Discover firsthand testimonials and feedback from those who have experienced us. Our reputation is built on the voices of satisfied users. who have found value and success through our offerings.

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Testimonials

Reflecting on my academic journey, I can confidently assert that the Saturday School initiative orchestrated by HAAYA played a pivotal role in my success, particularly in conquering the complexities of GCSE Maths. I cannot overstate the significance of their unwavering support and guidance. To anyone grappling with educational challenges, I unequivocally advocate seeking assistance from HAAYA

I enjoy coming to HAAYA it’s a place I can hang out with my friends.

I really had fun with the workshops and learnt more about the environment.

HAAYA is great! I especially enjoy the residential trips. I remember one time we went to Brenscombe outdoor centre and we were taught how to drive a speed boat, I loved it!