The Goan Welfare Society (GWS) was founded in March 1983 to provide limited assistance to Goans living in the UK.
The responsibility for the Charity was handed over to the Goan Association (UK) when the original Trustees had passed away and in October 2004, it was re-constituted with Trustees appointed by the Board of Directors. However, as required by the Charity Commission, the Charity operates as an autonomous body with its own membership and raising its own funds.
Over the past few years, the welfare work has shown a considerable demand due to the increasing number of Goans arriving in the UK and also with the ageing community needing more assistance. This has put pressure on the Charity because of a lack of resources and more importantly, because more volunteers are desperately needed – as the saying goes
“ THE HARVEST IS BIG BUT THE LABOURERS ARE FEW ”
ADVICE FOR EVERYONE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave your home for very limited purposes:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
- These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
For further information see the NHS.UK website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
- Goans in Britain The Role of British and Portuguese Colonialism in their migration and settlementAs part of the South Asian Heritage Month, The Goan Association UK are proud to host an online presentation Goans in Britain: The Role of British and Portuguese Colonialism in their migration and settlement.This is a public event and all are welcome to join us on zoom on the 18th August 2020 at 17:30 GMT/BST by following the link belowThe Speaker, Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes is a Goan Social Scientist – author of Colonialism, Migration and the International Catholic Goan Community. The views expressed in the presentation are solely those of the speaker.