Annual General Meeting – 2019 Trustees Report for the Financial Year ended 31 December 2018 INTRODUCTION Three caring Goans founded the Goan Welfare Society (GWS) in March 1983, to provide limited assistance to the community living in the UK. The original Trustees passed away and responsibility for the Charity was handed over...
The Trustees of the Goan Welfare Society are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes as the first Patron of the Charity. The three-year appointment took effect on 1 August 2020 and, on behalf of the members,  we would like to extend a warm welcome & best...
As 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...
YOUR CHAPLAIN CALLING! My dear people, It is with deep love and concern that I am writing to you. I know that the whole world is gripped with fear and uncertainty caused by Covid-19. All of us, except the key workers are forced to be indoors as the world is struggling...
The INDIAN HIGH COMMISSION in London is arranging repatriation flights to India for emergencies for Indian nationals in the UK. If you wish to take advantage of these flights, please contact the IHC on the following email address: info.london@mea.gov.in     Details required:             Full Name &...
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Dear Flavio and Bernie, A couple of days ago, I made this video and have begun sending it to family and friends. I am humbled to see that, to date, the video has received nearly 600 views in just over 2 days. It is my "maiden" effort.....and seeks to find purpose and...
Tourists will need COVID-19 certificate to enter Goa even after lockdown is lifted Goa's Health Minister, Vishwajit Rane, on Tuesday said air travellers will not be allowed to enter the coastal state without a health certificate, after the Centre opens up airports once the COVID-19 lockdown is eased or lifted. Speaking...
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...
Bereavement & Repatriations GWS has been arranging repatriations of deceased Goans back to their motherland at the request of their families, for a few years now. We have a “fixed fee” agreement with Southall Funeral Services (70 Western Rd, Southall UB2 5DZ. Tel: 020 8571 0621) and Rowland Brothers International...
Employment Issues When members of the Community have employment issues, we try to help as much as possible. However, it would be useful if we can have access to advice from Goan professionals who specialise in Employment Law.