OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE CHANGING TO LEIGH COMMUNITY CENTRE AS FROM 1ST NOVEMBER 2022 AND TO THE FIRST TUESDAY IN THE MONTH
MEETINGS COMMENCE AT 2.30. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 2.00.
Leigh Community Centre
71 – 73 Elm Road
Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1SP.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DOORS ARE NOT OPEN UNTIL 2.00PM. Access to the hall is via the ground floor café so if you do arrive early stop and chat with friends over a cuppa in the café.
Meetings will usually start with notices and any items of group news, followed by a guest speaker. Refreshments are available afterwards so members can chat to friends or maybe the speaker.
There is no charge for attendance and not only that but you can get a cuppa at the end all free of charge; so pretty good value.
There are small pay-and-display car parks in Elm Road (at rear of Leigh Community Centre/Police Station) and off North Street (east of the Wesley Methodist Church) but these do fill quickly. Parking on nearby streets is limited so please check local parking restrictions.
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Afghanistan – what’s it about? a talk by Dr Nadir Biryia
March 17, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nadir was born in Afghanistan (Kandahar) and came to the UK in the 1990s.
He studied in Afghanistan, Russia, France and the UK gaining degrees in
Medicine (MD), Computer Aided Design (BSc) and Capacity Building (MBA).
He speaks several languages (English, Russian, French, Pashto, Dari, Farsi,
Hindi and Urdu) and has worked as a trainer and examiner in these
languages. He has worked with Mosques and charities helping them to build
their capacity so that they can work and support their communities more
During the Afghan war, Dr Biryia worked as an advisor on Afghan Affairs to
Taskforce Helmand. He also helped to train soldiers going to Afghanistan in
languages and cultural issues including developing pre-deployment packages
for Dari for the Defence School of Languages including a lexicon of 15000
words in Dari converted into western script to facilitate communication.
Nadir has continued his charitable an educational work including working
with after school clubs, Afghan charities in the UK and other charities.