Our goal & Values:
Educate. Bridge. Nurture. Empower. Engage.
To educate young people, encouraging them to reach their full potential.
To bridge the gap between local authorities, institutions, and the wider community.
To nurture and create leaders of tomorrow by equipping them with the right skill and knowledge.
To Empower young people by actively engaging them in project geared towards social change.
To engage at-risk young people through our programmes and schemes.
Elays Network is an organisation that is:
Inspired by faith
Is to serve as a model organisation representing the community, helping to create active citizens.
Elays Network run a number of programmes to empower, educate and engage our youths. We have an Elays Booster Club supporting students from KS1 - A-Levels in English, Mathematics & Science. A youth club running for the community during after school and holidays.
Elays Madrasah is the very first project set up within Elays Network that changed the lives of many within the community. One of our aims is to ensure that all children are able to read and understand the Holy Qur’an in a safe, nurturing environment and have its meaning properly explained to them. We’re delighted that over the last 15 years countless of kids have benefited from our Madrasahs where they have also learned stories of the prophets, Hadiths (saying of the Prophet Muhammed – pbuh), Duas (invocations) and Islamic manners. We pride ourselves on the fact that the learning experience is fun and enjoyable for the children, as we teach all the above subjects using activities, games, and puzzles.
It’s really important that we keep the kids engaged which is why the youth club meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week at the Elays Network centre.
In addition, we also regularly organise workshops in many skill areas, residential trips and, day trips to promote leadership skills and self-confidence. Please take a look at our projects page to learn more about all our activities.
Elays Network Advocacy aim is to ensure the disadvantaged members of our local community are able to access information, advice, and support to become an integral and supportive faction of our society and become outstanding citizens.
The language barrier and lack of knowledge of the system have led to members of the community failing to seek help and advice about many aspects of life. The advocacy project attends to a wide range of enquiries including housing, benefits, education, debt problems, family social service, immigration, hate crime advice and support. We are the first stop for all enquiries.
Developed to combat isolation for those living alone, Elays Senior Club runs throughout the year, three days a week. It is a chance for our community to come together and enjoy a nutritious meal, take part in activities and socialise.
Our aim here is to provide a safe and fun environment, preventing social exclusion and isolation. We also have a Citizen Advice Trained member of staff available to provide advice and support on site for our Senior members, every Friday (booking is required)
We regularly provide trips to popular seaside destinations throughout the summer and have regular day trips to places of interest. To learn more about how you can get involved, please take a look at our projects page.
As part of Elays Adult, we run parenting workshops that deal with issues such as youth crime, education, social services, and positive parenting over 6 weeks, with many families participating in these programmes. Exercise classes and FREE courses with recognised qualifications in areas such as Health & Social Care, CCTV Operative and Childminding.
We’re particularly proud that we’re able to offer a space for women, as they are often marginalised and find it difficult to make friends, especially if English isn’t their first language. It’s important that they feel empowered which is why we equip them with the necessary skills to become more confident and take an active part in the community.
Sessions for women take place every Saturday and some of the topics we cover include Arabic lessons, Muhadaras (Islamic lectures) and advice on how the local authority, education system, and health services work.
In addition, we do parent and youth workshops addressing everyday issues that people face. These are run by a professional family life coach who explores the parent-child relationship and dynamics.
Elays Network works with hundreds of young people, adults and, seniors in and around Wandsworth. Our volunteers, donations received and service users is what keeps us going year after year. We have positively impacted so many lives of people and we need you to get involved to continue our good work. Give back to your community and look at ways you can get involved below.
Sign Up For a Programme
We have programmes on offer for all ages no matter what your background is. Take a look and enquire today.
We value our volunteers. Whatever your talent, you can use them to help improve the lives of people in the community.
Make a Donation
Your donation helps us to continue to offer our programmes and design new projects within the community.