Northampton Bangaldeshi Association

NBA Newsletter

Issue 11: January 2019

Happy New Year

The NBA management committee, staffs and volunteers  like to wish everyone Happy New year.

After the festivities, we embark on a new year with new hopes, with a dedicated team of management, staffs and volunteers and with the help of friends and supporters we will continue to support and help the community with the difficulties it faces on daily bases and to deliver the services of  education, training, activities, health and well-being and advice and guidance that community needs In these difficult economic times, we need to work even harder to help and support each other and show that the human spirit is far stronger than money and material possessions. A health society needs these things and so much more.


Our plan for 2019 is continue the work of 2018 plus more …

  • Health and Well-being session for the elderly
  • Ladies only swimming session every Tuesday
  • Information and Guidance
  • 123 Magic (Parenting Course)
  • Sewing Course
  • Self defence classes for females
  • Re-start the Youth Club again
  • ESOL classes at various levels
  • Bangla Supplementary School (every Saturday term time)
  • Ladies Badminton (starting in April/May 2019)
  • Health and Well-being Day
  • Food Hygiene Course
  • I.T Classes
  • And more……….

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NBA annual Membership is still £1

Job Vancancy

NBA has the following vacancy,
NBA Facility Supervisor
24 hours per week plus overtime
Pay: £9.00 per hour We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to work in the community. The purpose of this role is to help running of the day to day of NBA (click for more details)

NBA Look's Back at 2018...

February 2018: International Mother Language:

NBA celebrated the International Mother Language day with the Bangla Supplementary school. Language movement is a historical part of Bangladesh. The 21st of February is known as International Mother Language Day – Ekushey February.

March 2018: Independence Day:

with a host of guest and dignitaries NBA celebrated the Independence Day with the Bangla class.  Independence Day in Bangladesh is a public holiday every 26 March that commemorates Bangladesh’s separation from Pakistan to become an independent country.

April 2018: First Ever plane trip to Turkey :

NBA took 50 people to Turkey. Although it was a long journey. The beach views were amazing and the children loved using all different water slides in the hotel. The trip was a success as everyone looked after each other right from the start till the very end of the journey. . 

May 2018: Annual Eid Shopping trip to Whitechapel:

Members of the community have requested to go on a shopping trip as some are as not fortunate as others. They have requested to go to Whitechapel in London so they are able to buy Eid gifts and Eid clothes.  This we struggle to fill the seats for the coach so maybe we will give it a miss for 2019.  

Iftar mehfil – Sharing the Iftar in the month of Ramadan with wider community

November 2018: Helping the Food-bank:

people of the community were very generous and kindly donated tinned food, hand wash, washing powder, pasta and much more to the NBA Gateway Centre. All this was dropped off by kind volunteers at the Northampton Food Bank in sheep Street.

June 2018: Iftar for family and Iftaar for ladies and fundraising (2 days):

NBA had their annual Family iftaar and ladies and children only Iftaar gathering. It was nice for the community to get together and break the fast at the same time and sharing iftar with wider community.

Thanks to your donations and support, NBA managed to raise an amazing £751.52p for the fundraising we did for the people of Rohingya. We hope you all enjoyed it and hope to see you again next year.

July 2018: Eid Party and Summer Fair:

We did our annual Eid Party and summer fair with over 100 people attending from wider community. We had music, food, BBQ, ice cream van and much more. The weather was nice and everyone was able to chill, relax and enjoy the moment.

October 2018: Bangladeshi High Commissioner visit

NBA arrange the Bangladeshi High Commission (BHC) to visit Northampton on 7th October 2018 to help and advice people of Northamptonshire  on various matters as Bangladeshi passport, No visa required to travel to Bangladesh and power of attorney for the Bangaldeshi for dispute they may have in Bangladesh, BHC was able to deal with over 100 inquiries.

Summer fair and Eid celebration 2018

October 2018: NBA Awarded NTV’s best Heritage,and Cultural Community Award 2018…

NBA has been awarded a Special recognition award for working really hard in the community. NBA has been recognised for promoting heritage and culture and retaining the language of Bangla. The recognition of achievement was given by the world wide international TV channel NTV. 

We are extremely proud to have received this award and we would like to thank NTV channel for giving us the recognition for we do here at the Northampton Bangladeshi and wider community.

December 2018: Bijoy Debosh and Award Ceremony 2018

A number of awards were handed out to young people and community members excellent achievement in education and hard work for the community. Also NBA would like to thank the Bangla school teachers for doing a fantastic job with the children of the Bangla Class. The children recited poems and showed the meaning of Bijoy Debosh (victory day) 

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