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Overview of Our Projects

GCSE Achievement Awards

The GCSE achievement awards were given to recognise the to young people of Thameside who gained exceptional GCSE results this year. The awards were presented by Keith Parry OBE and Mohima Mahzabin. Keith, a retired teacher works with the Just Help Foundation on education projects such as the Saturday School which ran at the Just Help offices in Hyde this summer.

Chief guests at the event were Bangladesh High Commissioner, Councillor Wohibur Rahman Tipu, Farque Ahmed MBE, G. M. Choudhury MBE, A. K. M. Abdul Mossabbir MBE, Shahmsuddin Ahmed MBE and Saki Choudhury MBE. Also present were councillors from around the North-West U.K. joined by community leaders and parents from Thameside and other towns in the area.

Local Impact

A project by Young People exploring issues information and attitudes around drug abuse in the Hyde community

Confronting a serious issue of our time in our communities: Drug Abuse  The project culminated in the premiere of a DVD distributed in Thameside titled “Local Impact”, funded by Awards4all as a drugs awareness project produced by the Just Help Foundation.

Keith Parry leads discussion of the Local Impact Video

The film was shot by young people from around Thameside interviewing local community figures, representatives such as doctors, youth workers, police, families and victims of drug abuse – and themselves. The interviews were assembled into a powerful 12 minute program offering not just a real-life story of tragedy, but some insights and positive advice for those seeking help. The film, introduced by Mizanur Rahman of the Just Help Foundation was very well received by the large audience of 225 community leaders, teachers, councillors and guests present – which included several of those appearing in the interviews and volunteers from behind the scenes.

Watching the Local Imapoct Videodiscussion of other projects by Just Help

It is hoped that on distribution the video will be able to have an equal impact upon the local community at large in influencing behaviour and raising awareness of a real problem.

Job Club

Muzahid Khan with Mizanur Raham Starting Job Club sessionJob Club Computer ClassWomen at the Jobclub

Hyde Saturday School

The Just Help Foundation’s Saturday Supplementary School launched on the Sat 8th of October.

keith parry mp at saturday schoolThe latest addition to the Just Help team, recently-retired teacher Keith Parry OBE is helping young people in Tameside to improve their Maths and their GCSE Grades. He hopes that this will be the first of many subject booster sessions for young people saying If further funding can be sought then there will hopefully be sessions for English and Science added next year. In addition it is hoped that a bid will be submitted for a project aimed to increase the financial awareness of women from the local community.

The courses, consisting of twenty 90-minute sessions started on October 8th 2011 and occur every Saturday 11am-12.30pm until March 2012.

Refreshments (soft drinks and biscuits) are be provided and while us that each young person will be asked for a contribution of £1.25 to attend each session – at the end of the project, if they have attended at least 15 sessions and worked well in the sessions, they will be given back everything they have paid.

Mizanur Rahman, founder of the Just Help Foundation tells us “We will also be offering mother-tongue classes each Sunday from 11.00 till 12.30 – in Bangla – where the cost per session will be £1 – again with the full amount returned if the young person attends at least 15 of the 20 sessions.”

You can play a part and help this project to support local young people:

Any business willing to donate equipment to this good cause – should contact Keith on O7780 7O4865 or Mizanur on O7985 1433O4 – or emailing keithcparry@btinternet.com or mizanuk@hotmail.co.uk

Events

We have organised fundraising events to help raise money for the poor and needy.

We appreciate the help and participation of all those involved in our events.

  • Dining events especially our annual “Eat and Save”
  • Outdoor events
  • School events
  • Other events

Some of our  previous events:

DE1 – CHARITY DINNER NIGHT

Every now and again, we organise charity dinner night event through restaurants and other eating facilities. This dinner night runs for a night or a few nights. The restaurants agree to pay certain percentage of the takings to JUST HELP Foundation.

Find your local restaurant taking part in this event from the list below and go and enjoy the food and donate to the poor.

CDN1 – Grand opening ceremony

 This three night event took place at the Cinnamon Indian Cuisine, 18A Market St, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 1AY. The event ran from Thursday 17th May 2007 to Saturday 19th May 2007. Special guest performing the opening ceremony was the Mayor of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. 30% of the total over the three nights were given to JUST HELP Foundation.

Outcome: Cinnamon Indian Cuisine donated £250. Thanks to everyone involved.

CDN2 – Cyclone Sidr Appeal

 UJALA Tandoori Restaurant, 23 Nunnery Lane, York, YO23 1AB, has kindly organised a charity night and has raised about £475. In addition to the money raised, the owner, Alhaj Bodruzzaman Bodr and his family have also contribituted £525. They donated a grand total of £1000.

Just Help Foundation would like to thank everyone involved. We hope they will join us for future appeals.

DE2 – CHARITY DINNER WEEK

This event was the same as the charity dinner night but the event ran for a whole week. We aim to get as  many restaurants involved as possible.

CDW1 – Cyclone Sidr Appeal.

Many restaurants and take-aways got together to raise money for the Cyclone victims by organising a charity dinner week. The event took place during the first week of December 2007 up until 8th December 2007. The following restaurants and takeaways were involved:

Tikka Mossala Takeaway (Ashton), Saffron Takeaway (Hyde), Viceroy Takeaway (Droylsden), Ready 2 Foods (Newton), Rajni Takeaway (Hadfield), Cinnamon Indian Takeaway (Hyde), Chutney Massala (Dukinfield), Tandoori King Takeaway (Glossop)

LalQuilla Restaurant (Mossley), Aasiana Restaurant (Denton), Nawaab Restaurant (Hyde), Faizah Indian Cuisine (Hyde), Bengal Restaurant (Ashton-under-lyne).


DE3 – ANNUAL “EAT and SAVE” Month **

Many restaurant owners signed up for the special “Eat and Save” event.

This event is unique to other dinner nights. During this month the designated restaurants will be supplied with a big banner to advertise the special event and a locked box for donation from the customers. The donation boxes will be collected at the end of the month and the money will go to helping fight poverty.