OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS AT LEIGH WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH HAVE RESTARTED

PLEASE CHECK WITH GROUP LEADERS THE POSITION REGARDING INDIVIDUAL GROUP MEETINGS

MEETINGS COMMENCE AT 2.30. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 2.00.

Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at

Leigh Wesley Methodist Church

Elm Road

Leigh-on-Sea  SS9 1SJ.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DOORS ARE NOT OPEN UNTIL 2.00PM. AS SPACE FOR QUEUING IS LIMITED, PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE TOO EARLY (especially when cold or wet!)

Meetings will usually start with notices and 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.

Please note that we are not permitted to use the car park attached to the church; however, 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 @ 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
efficiently.
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.

Details

Date:
March 17
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue

Leigh Wesley Methodist Church
Elm Road
Leigh, SS9 1SJ United Kingdom
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