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Provides broad services for the community in London, catering for people welfare, social well-being and educational needs of the Guinea-Bissau Community. The STEM club, sports and arts section is multiracial and multicultural, and open to all young people.

Need

Guinea-Bissau community main needs

Need

Guinea-Bissau community main needs

The community is socially and economically disadvantaged in many ways!

The community has low levels of engagement in London and suffers from increasing isolation, lack of skills, poverty and social disadvantage.

Therefore the Bissau Guinean community needs projects that allow for accessible, local, and affordable solutions to reduce isolation, improve people skills, confidence and well-being.

Reduce Isolation

Community Engagement

Reduce Isolation

Community Engagement

Community Networking and Events.

Emphasizing AGBL’s goal of improving the livelihood of Guinea-Bissau community, promoting Guinean culture, and cultivating a community spirit.

We believe in the importance of filling the “leisure periods” of the people in the community in the best way by:

  1. Running Guinea-Bissau Health, Cooking and Fashion Clubs in London;
  2. Promoting the music, history, culture and traditions of Guinea-Bissau;
  3. Running the 50Plus Guinea-Bissau club activities for people over 50-years;
  4. Debating on education and employment opportunities in the UK;
  5. And running activities to reduce crime and promoting community cohesion.

Social and Job Skills

Promotion of education and general information

Social and Job Skills

Promotion of education and general information

AGBL Community and Advice Services?

We offer the following services to our members and communities in London:

  1. Parenting, Maths, IT and ESOL courses;
  2. STEM Club which is a supplementary education for parents and young people aged between 5-16 years;
  3. Support finding education and skills training programs;
  4. Provide general advice regarding social and legal rights;
  5. Supporting people into employment and enterprise;
  6. Provide the community with information on education or events in London;
  7. And helping people to up-skill and look for different job opportunities.

AGBL Countries Sports

Multi racial and multi cultural sports department

AGBL Countries Sports

Multi racial and multi cultural sports department

Football Association Opportunities.

Association of Guinea-Bissau and Lusophone (AGBL) Countries of London is a multiracial and multicultural community initiative, open to all young people (aged between 14 and 25) and mainly from Enfield, Haringey, Hackney, Newham, and Barking and Dagenham.

Actually, AGBL is working with young people from more than ten different countries of origin (young people from Guinea-Bissau to Portugal, from Jamaica to Turkey or from Angola to England…).

We here to help to develop physical, mental and spiritual capacities of young people involved in our activities (particularly those who are economically and socially disadvantaged), by providing recreation leisure and sporting opportunities such as Football Association matches and other community sporting events.

Steering Committee

An Excellent Team of 12 Community Members

Steering Committee

An Excellent Team of 12 Community Members

Daniel Proença de Carvalho

Moacir Barbosa (Chair)

Community Member

Daniel Proença de Carvalho

Edgar da Silva

Community Member

Daniel Proença de Carvalho

Franklim Fernandes

Community Member

Selected by the Management

Six members of the Stirring Committee are appointed by the NSEF Executive Director, Helder da Silva, and approved by the NSEF Board of Governors.

Helder always looks for a diverse and balance board, and the key selection point been the equal gender representation.

Therefore, the six of the twelve Volunteering Stirring Committee members selected by management consists of three men and three women from the community and with diverse backgrounds, age and interest.

ELECTED MEMBERS

The six elected NSEF members of the Stirring Committee are appointed via election in a General Assembly and together with six members selected by the NSEF management, have a collective responsibility for the proper management of the AGBL countries activities.

The volunteering members elected from the General Assembly are not appointed as representatives of individuals or organisations but to defend the best interest of all our members. The Stirring Committee meets regularly throughout the year and we publish the papers of each meeting.