Engaging Portuguese speaking communities
AGBL Countries is the programme of NSEF that socially engages the Bissau Guinean and Portuguese speaking communities in the London Borough of Hackney.
The purpose of the programme is to facilitate local initiatives in the community to improve all aspects of the individual’s day to day life with special emphasis on the promotion of sport activities and quality sport facilities for children and young people, and on education, as well as more general information on living and working in the U.K.
We will mainly guarantee the success of the proposed projects by the establishment of:
- sporting activities for all the community to participate in, with a special interest in developing the skills of young people between 7 and 25 from ethnic minority communities in Hackney who are socially or economically disadvantaged, and to provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation or leisure time occupation so as to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities and that their conditions of live may be improved.
To provide FA qualified coaches (for all participants) and football matches for under 18’s and 25’s. Football provides many benefits such as having a good time, making friends, developing team work, and communication skills, learning respect for yourself and others, healthy life style, and it encourages people to express them selves, and their aspirations.
To promote The Football Association Code of Conduct to all participants. Together with Hackney Council innovating, improving and maintaining sports facilities in Hackney area (modern, clean and safe sport facilities for all participants);
- to provide general advice regarding their social and legal rights to people from Portuguese speacking countries;
- to promote the music, history, culture and traditions of Bissau Guinean communities;
- to provide the community with information of education or events in Hackney (and elsewhere);
- and to promote good race relations by endeavouring to eliminate all discrimination on grounds of ethnicity, sexual preference, colour or creed.