Past Work
2017
4th February Aik Saath begins a new programme of training in Littledown Special School.
4th Feb Aik Saath beings a new programme of training in Littledown Special School.
17th January Aik Saath staff and volunteers deliver an assembly about cohesion and team work at Parlaunt Park Primary School.
4th January Aik Saath delivers the first of five workshops focused on community cohesion at Herschel Grammar School.
2016
3rd December Our monthly spoken word event, Empoword, moves to the Curve to open the Spark festival for Creative Junction and HOME Slough.
24th November Youth Engagement Slough (YES), the consortium that Aik Saath helps lead, is shortlisted for Best Partnership at the Children and Young People Now Awards.
18 November Aik Saath volunteer Callum Fullam wins Young Volunteer of the Year at the SCVS Annual Awards.
15th November Our Young Peoples Question Time event takes place at the Curve.
14 November Aik Saath begins a new programme of training in St Marys Primary School working with every student in year six across three classes.
9th November Aik Saath staff and volunteers train mentors at Slough & Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College.
4th November Aik Saath delivers a workshop for teachers on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council at their anti-bullying conference.
4th November Aik Saath begins a new programme of training focused on community cohesion at Lord Williams School.
3rd November Aik Saath facilitates a seminar for students at Arbour Vale School.
3rd November Three Aik Saath volunteers won awards at the inaugural Slough Youth Awards. Shyam Fatania won Young Environmentalist of the Year, Romina Ejaz won Young Inspiration of the Year and Masood Haque won Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
25th October As part of Project Urithi our volunteers visit Pitt Rivers Museum to find out more about East African cultures.
18 October Aik Saath delivered an INSET training afternoon for teachers at Parlaunt Park Primary School.
12 October As part of Hate Crime Awareness week, Community and Diversity Officer Kulbir Brar visited our volunteers to train them in identifying and responding to Hate Crime.
12 October Aik Saath volunteers deliver a workshop for 13th Sikh Beavers on anti-bullying.
8th October Aik Saath volunteers attend an awareness raising event convened by Thames Valley Police to highlight issues impacting on young women.
7th October Aik Saath has embarked on a new project with Chalvey Youth and Family Support exploring the cultures of residents of East African heritage. This week our volunteers took part in a cookery workshop learning to cook traditional Somali food.
6 October Aik Saath delivers an event at The Curve for National Poetry Day.
5th October Aik Saath volunteers deliver a training session looking at community cohesion for 13th Sikh Scouts.
4th October Aik Saath begins a new programme of training in Parlaunt Park Primary School with Year 4 class, Finland.
23 September Aik Saath takes spoken word to Salt Hill Park thanks to support from HOME. Our first ever Poetry in the Park takes place with over seventy people in attendance.
15 September Aik Saath staff and volunteers train prefects from Newlands Girls School in mentoring skills.
9th September Aik Saath is represented a Berkshire Community Foundation charity Symposium at Green Park, Reading.
8 September Aik Saath begins a new programme of training with Littledown Special School, Year 5.
7 September Aik Saath is honoured to receive a visit from Mrs Victoria Fishburn, The High Sheriff of the Royal County of Berkshire
7 September Aik Saath delivers training for Rushmoor Borough Council, providing an insight into the Roma Gypsy community.
16 August Our annual trip to Bournemouth Beach takes place - all our volunteers are treated to a day at the seaside and for once it only rains a little bit.
6 August Our monthly spoken word event, Empoword, takes place in the YES Shop, in the Queensmere Shopping Centre.
3 August Aik Saath volunteers take the cycle-powered sound system to Play Day in Salt Hill Park and provide music for the masses using pedal-powered energy!
31 July Aik Saath Vice-Chair of Trustees, Ahmed Bafadhel passes away in a tragic accident. We remember him fondly and often - and hope that our work is a fitting tribute to him.
25 July - 5 August Aik Saath helps deliver the Slough & Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College summer school for incoming year 7 students.
18 July Khanna Khajana (Wealth of Food) exhibition launches at Slough library. This was an exhibition led by Apna Virsa, focused on the heritage of food. Aik Saath members interviewed older members of their community about their recipes and cultures. They also took part in cookery classes.
18 July Aik Saath staff and volunteers deliver training at St Bernards Catholic Grammar School as part of their Humanities Day.
13 July Attendees at our Youth Cafe in Chalvey complete Level 2 in Food Hygiene.
13 July Aik Saath is invited to join the Race and Faith Advisory Subgroup of the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
11 July Aik Saath work with partners from Youth Engagement Slough (YES) to organise a day of workshops for Slough Childrens Trust, showcasing the different opportunities available to support young people in the local area.
6 July Young people from our Youth Cafe in Chalvey start working with Groundwork South East on renovating a community garden.
28 June Aik Saath are named as Sainsburys Charity of the Year (Uxbridge Road branch).
28 June Aik Saath staff and volunteers train parents of children from Yeading Junior School at an open day at Bucks New University.
27 June Aik Saath members deliver a presentation about our work in the House of Commons and receive the OM Parkash Sharma Youth Achievement Award.
24 June Youth Engagement Slough (YES) is shortlisted for a TES Award: Alternative Education Provider of the Year.
22 June Aik Saath volunteers appear on BBC Radio Berkshire to talk about their work in the local community.
18 June Aik Saath assisted with the organisation and delivery of a community event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Britwell Estate.
15 June Aik Saath volunteers worked with Microsoft to renovate a community space in the Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre.
10 June Aik Saath begins training a new cohort of pupils in Year 3 at Littledown Special School.
9 June Aik Saath trains over fifty prefects at Slough & Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College.
1 June Aik Saath recruits new volunteers at a youth opportunity event organised by Slough Youth Offending Team at the Centre, Farnham Rd.
31 May We host our annual presentation evening at Chalvey Community Centre. In one of his first engagements, Mayor Dhaliwal hands out certificates recognising over eight thousand hours of volunteering by young people giving their time in Slough and surrounding areas.
21 May Aik Saath volunteers help deliver the Big Community Get Together at Chalvey Community Centre.
19 May At Lighting the Fire, the Leap Confronting Conflict annual conference, Aik Saath volunteer Keannah Shaw is named national Young Conflict Management Leader of the Year.
14 May A National Youth Agency evaluation of Youth Engagement Slough (YES) is launched at the YES Shop in the Queensmere. YES is a consortium of SLough-based youth organisations, led in part by Aik Saath. The report can be downloaded here: www.yesslough.org.uk
14 April Aik Saath begins a new programme of training at Littledown Special School with Year 5.
19 April Our fourth Young Peoples Question Time takes place with a panel consisting of Sundeep Sangha (Head of Economic Development, Heathrow), Alaa Fawaz (UK Youth Parliament Member for Slough), Ramesh Kukar (CEO, Slough Council for Voluntary Services) and Dept Commander Mark Lynch (Thames Valley Police). The event was Chaired by Callum Fullam, Vice Chair, Slough Youth Parliament and Aik Saath volunteer.
14 April Aik Saath begins training a new cohort of Lower School Leaders at Beechwood School.
29 March Mark Prince visits Aik Saath to talk about gangs and knife crime. Mark, a champion boxer, lost his son to knife crime in 2006.
22 March Aik Saath recruits new volunteers at the East Berkshire College Careers Fair.
18 March Aik Saath supports Claycotts Primary School to cycle equivalent distance of Slough to France using the cycle-powered sound system to raise money for Cyclists Fighting Cancer.
15 March Aik Saath staff and volunteers deliver workshops for Year 9 at Baylis Court School as part of their Careers Day.
8 March Aik Saath begins a new six week training programme with a year 6 class at Godolphin Junior School.
27 February Aik Saath volunteers engage in a cookery course as part of the Khaana Khajana project with Apna Virsa.
25 February Aik Saath staff and volunteers deliver a workshop at the annual conference of Mulberry School for Girls.
24 February Aik Saath volunteers help to deliver Out! - an LGBTQIA+ event for young people in Slough.
11 February Aik Saath trains students studying an MSc degree in Social Work at Bucks New University in understanding race and identity.
4 February Darren Henley OBE, the Chief Executive of Arts Council England, visits our monthly spoken word event, Empoword, at the YES shop.
3 - 4 February New volunteers are recruited at the Slough Aspire Careers Event by Learning to Work at the Centre, Farnham Rd.
1 February A new relationship is formed with St Marys C of E Primary School. Aik Saath staff and volunteers embark on a new six-week training programme with over 90 pupils in year 6.
21 January Aik Saath begins training a new cohort of Lower School Leaders at Beechwood School.
18 January Aik Saath volunteers help make a short film for Slough Borough Council, raising the aspirations of young people: https://youtu.be/bvrQJqgVDyo
6 January Aik Saath staff and volunteers commence a series of workshops on the theme of community cohesion at Herschel Grammar School.
2015
11-13 June Aik Saath hosts a series of events in the YES Shop and Slough High Street raising awareness of young carers and providing information for carers regarding where to access support.
9 December Aik Saath staff and volunteers deliver a day of workshops focussed on conflict resolution at Baylis Court School.
1 December A new programme of training starts at Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy.
20 November England Goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain visits our girls football team at Power League, Chalvey.
20 November Talvinder Singh is highly commended in the category of Young Volunteer of the Year at the Slough Council for Voluntary Services Awards.
19 November Aik Saath staff and volunteers deliver an assembly and lessons on cohesion and extremism at Langley Academy.
17 November As part of Interfaith Week, Aik Saath organises a Young Peoples Question Time - Interfaith Special. The panel includes Arshad Gamiet, (Sermon deliverer and editor of www.khutbahbank.com), Linda Hillier (Associate Priest at St Mary’s Church), Rani Bhilkhu (Founder and Director of Jeena International) and Gabrielle Westhead (Vice National Student Leader of Soka Gakkai International). The event was chaired by Hamzah Ahmed, UK Youth Parliament Member for Slough and a volunteer for Aik Saath.
10 November Aik Saath trains over fifty prefects at Slough & Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College.
6 November Aik Saath begins a new programme of training focussed on diversity and cohesion at Lord Williams School in Thame, Oxfordshire.
5 November Aik Saath begins a new programme of training at Littledown Special School.
29 October Aik Saath volunteers interview older community members as part of the Khaana Khajana (Wealth of Food) project for Apna Virsa.
21 October Aik Saath trains participants on the Widening Access to Volunteering and Employment (WAVE) programme on diversity, equality and discrimination.
14 October Chalvey Youth Cafe is judged to be "outstanding" by Slough Borough Council.
9 October Aik Saath staff and volunteers deliver a day of assemblies on the themes of race, identity and extremism at Nova Hreod Academy, Swindon.
3 October Aik Saath recruits new volunteers via a stall at the 75th Anniversary of the founding of Slough & Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College.
3 October Our exhibition commemorating the contribution of Polish aircrew during the Second World War goes on permanent display at Bentley Priory Museum.
29 September Aik Saath organises the second Slough Young Peoples Question Time with a panel including Supt. Simon Bowden (Thames Valley Police), Cllr Natasa Pantelic (LAB, Cipp Meadows, SBC), Ketan Gandhi (Head of Wellbeing, SBC) and Faheem Anwar (Slough Youth Parliament). The event was chaired by our young volunteer, Saleha Latif.
24 September Aik Saath attends the launch of Khaana Khajana (Wealth of Food), a heritage project looking at the culinary legacy of our South Asian community. Aik Saath volunteers interview older residents about their memories of coming to the UK from India, Pakistan and East African and their views on food/cooking.
21 September Rosa Hopkins joins the Aik Saath staff team, fresh from a MA Degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford.
14 September Aik Saath trains peer mentors at Newlands Girls School.
5 September Our exhibition commemorating the contribution of Polish aircrew during the Second World War is launched at RAF Northolt. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and delivered in partnership with Mapis CIC and Bentley Priory Museum.
29 August We use the cycle-power sound system at Sainsburys as part of an all-day fundraiser.
18 August Over forty young people are brought together with Officers from Thames Valley Police to strengthen relationships between TVP and the local community.
15 August Aik Saath helps organise and deliver YEStival in our capacity as a lead organisation in Youth Engagement Slough (YES). The all-day event in Manor Park Field incorporated live music, sports tournaments and arts taster sessions.
11 August Our annual team day out takes place. Over fifty volunteers visit Bournemouth Beach for the day.
5 August Our cycle-powered sound system provides the sound track to Play Day 2015 in Salt Hill Park.
3 August Aik Saath delivers workshops as part of Sikh Camp at Khalsa Primary School.
1 August Aik Saath hosts coding sessions for young people at the YES Shop in the Queensmere Shopping Centre.
27 July - 3 August Aik Saath supports the Slough & Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College Summer School, delivering sessions for over one hundred year 6 students transitioning into year 7.
17 July Aik Saath representatives attend the Burnham Park Academy Peace Festival.
15 July Aik Saath staff and volunteers deliver workshops at St Bernards Catholic Grammar School as part of their Humanities Day.
8 July Aik Saath trains prefects at Slough & Eton C of E Business & Enterprise Academy.
1 July Aik Saath representatives attend a UK Youth conference at Microsoft, Reading.
25 June Aik Saath begins a new programme of training on community cohesion at Marish Primary School, Langley.
19 June Aik Saath deliver a workshop on understanding community cohesion for parents of children at Yeading Junior School at Bucks New University.
18 June Aik Saath staff and volunteers train young people in dealing with anger and conflict at the Slough & Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College Pupil Support Unit.
16 June After five years at Connaught House, Aik Saath moves premises, back to a refurbished Church Street.
16 June Aik Saath staff and volunteers deliver an assembly at Ditton Park Academy to help students there understand Ramadan.
12 June Aik Saath delivers an assembly at Slough & Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College on the value of volunteering.
11 June Aik Saath takes part in an information day at an opportunities fair focussed on young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at the Centre, Farnham Rd.
6 June Young volunteers interview surviving Polish aircrew about their memories of fighting for the Allies during the Second World War at Bentley Priory Museum as part of our oral history project with MAPIS.
29 May Staff take young people from Girls Group and Langley Youth Cafe to an O2 ThinkBig Youth Spark event in London.
26 May Young volunteers taking part in our project exploring the contribution of Polish Aircrew during World War Two visit RAF Northolt and the graves of fallen airmen.
21 May Aik Saath volunteers attend a Guardian event on the Psychology of Terror in Kings Cross, London.
20 May Aik Saath trains participants on the Widening Access to Volunteering and Employment (WAVE) programme on diversity, equality and discrimination.
19 May Aik Saath recruits new volunteers at the East Berkshire College Careers Fair.
18 May Aik Saath trains fourteen peer mentors from Baylis Court School.
6-7 May Aik Saath delivers assemblies at Slough & Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College, raising awareness of young carers.
27 April Aik Saath delivers a week of assemblies at Langley Grammar School, raising awareness of young carers.
24-25 April Aik Saath volunteers take part in a training residential with the Encompass Trust at Longridge-on-Thames Outdoor Activity Centre.
23 April Aik Saath volunteers deliver a workshop on community cohesion for Managers of various branches of Lloyds TSB from across the region.
21 April Aik Saath trains Lower School Leaders at Beechwood School.
21 April Aik Saath hosts a Question and Answer session with Lydia Simmons, first Black female Mayor in Europe, as part of Slough Black History Month.
20 April Aik Saath staff and volunteers help to facilitate a Gifted and Talented programme for Slough Music Service at Lynch Hill School.
13 April 22 young people from our Girls Group and Chalvey Youth Cafe are presented with their Arts Award at Bronze Level.
10 April Aik Saath volunteers take part in a workshop with professional storyteller Giles Abbott to inform their work on the exhibition commemorating the contribution of Polish aircrew during World War Two.
31 March As part of YEStival Akala visits Aik Saath and delivers a workshop on the history of rap, hip hop and spoken word expression.
30 March As part of our oral history project focussed on Polish Aricrew during WW2, a delegation visits Bentley Priory Museum.
25 March Aik Saath trains over one hundred Year 9 students from Baylis Court School in the skills to understand race and diversity.
13 March An exciting new oral history project begins, commemorating the contribution of Polish aircrew during the Second World War, culminating in a touring exhibition. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and delivered in partnership with Mapis Project CIC and Bentley Priory Museum. The project website can be found here www.reasonstoremember.com
12 March A new programme of training commences at Penn Wood Primary School focussed on Faith and British Values.
10 March Aik Saath hosts the first Young Peoples Quesiton Time event with a panel including Simon Bowden, LPA Commander for Slough and Fiona Mactaggart MP for Slough. The event was chaired by Aik Saath volunteer, Abdul Khawaja. Over 70 young people attended.
9 March Aik Saath commences a week of assemblies at Burnham Park Academy designed and delivered with pupils from the school on the theme of young carers.
27 February Aik Saath begins one of four sessions focussed on understanding cohesion at Herschel Grammar School.
26 February Aik Saath Project Manager, Rob Deeks presents at a Community Cohesion Conference organised by Slough Borough Council.
24 February Aik Saath delivers an assembly about Young Carers at Ditton Park Academy.
17 February Aik Saath delivers a workshop for students on an MSc degree course at Bucks New University on race and identity.
12 February We deliver an assembly about young carers at Upton Grammar School.
4 February Aik Saath train participants on the Widening Access to Volunteering and Employment (WAVE) programme run by Slough Volunteer Centre.
3 February Aik Saath features at a two-day Learning to Work careers event at the Centre, Farnham Rd.
26 January Aik Saath begins a week of assemblies at Cox Green School to recruit students onto a new programme of peer-leadership at the school.
26 January Aik Saath begins a new programme of training at Arbour Vale School focussed on understanding cohesion and British values.
20 January Aik Saath begin a new project looking at British values and community cohesion at Marish Primary School.
19 January Aik Saath starts a new programme of training at Burnham Park Academy.
13 January Training of the Lower School Leaders at Beechwood School commences.
9 January Aik Saath starts a new programme of training at Lord Williams School in Thame, Oxfordshire.
5 January Zuckia Saddique, a social work student at Bucks New University, starts a placement with Aik Saath.
2014
18 December The cycle powered sound system features at the Penn Wood Primary School Christmas Fair. Our cycling Santas are given a warm welcome.
17 December Aik Saath host an information stall at East Berkshire College and run workshops focussed on Young Carers.
16 December Our volunteers are recognised with accredited certificates by the Mayor of Slough, Cllr Mohammed Rasib.
15 December Aik Saath start a new six week cohesion project with Year 4 at Penn Wood Primary School focussed on cohesion and faith.
28 November The staff team have trained up volunteers at Burnham Park Academy to raise awareness of cyber-bullying. On this day, these volunteers delivered presentations to all of their peers in Year 7.
27 November Aik Saath hosts an event for young carers at the YES Shop in Slough town centre.
17 November Aik Saath deliver the first of six sessions for Princes Riborough School as part of antibullying week.
2014
15 November The Aik Saath cycle powered generator provides music at the first Britwell Christmas Fair.
14 November At the third annual voluntary sector awards organised by Slough Council for Voluntary Services, Aik Saath volunteer Anisah Kauser wins Young Volunteer of the Year.
10 November Aik Saath hosts an evening of Early Help training sessions for the voluntary sector in Slough.
6 November Aik Saath delivers a presentation for Councillors at an RBC Cohesion Task and Finish Group.
3 November Aik Saath members deliver a workshop for Rushmoor Borough Council at a conference focussed on the integration of newly arrived Nepali people.
1 November Young volunteers from Aik Saath deliver the third EMPOWORD - a spoken word event for young people taking place on the first Saturday of every month at the Youth Engagement Slough shop.
30 October The Aik Saath Girls" Group visit Windsor Theatre to watch Hairspray in order to complete their Arts Awards.
30 October Aik Saath volunteers involved in the Airwave enterprise challenge take part in a final at the London HQ of Airwave and visit Fiona Mactaggart MP at the House of Commons.
20 October The Maimonides Foundation visit Aik Saath to promote their interfaith work to teachers from surrounding areas.
15 October Aik Saath begins a new training project with Year 6 at Godolphin Junior School.
15 October Staff and volunteers promote involvement at Aik Saath at Upton Grammar School"s Target Setting Day.
8 October Delegates from Microsoft visit our youth cafe in Chalvey to see how we use IT to support young people engage in accredited awards.
8 October Aik Saath trains teachers from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead at a special CPD session organised at Newlands Girls" School.
8 October Aik Saath train people participants on the Slough Volunteer Centre WAVE programme (Widening Access to Volunteering and Employment).
7 October Aik Saath begin a new programme of training at Beechwood School, training students there to be Peacemakers and Lower School Leaders.
4 October Young volunteers from Aik Saath deliver the second EMPOWORD - a spoken word event for young people taking place on the first Saturday of every month at the Youth Engagement Slough shop.
10 September Aik Saath begins a new Make A Difference (MAD) programme at Burnham Park Academy.
10 September Aik Saath volunteers train peer mentors from Newlands Girls" School.
6 September Young volunteers from Aik Saath pioneer EMPOWORD - a spoken word event for young people taking place on the first Saturday of every month at the YES shop.
17 August Our cycle powered sound system features at the Upton Lea Unity fun day.
6 August Our cycle powered sound system stars at Play Day - a Slough Borough Council event to promote play.
4 August Aik Saath delivers presentations for young people involved in the National Citizen Service programme.
1 August Aik Saath works with partners involved in Youth Engagement Slough (YES) to open the YES Shop - a pop up shop in the Queensmere Shopping Centre for young people to access services and events from.
24 July Aik Saath volunteers help to deliver the Slough & Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College Summer School.
18 July Aik Saath works with a wide variety of partner organisations to deliver a commemorative event for Nelson Mandela. Aik Saath coordinated the promotional material with a giant image of Nelson Mandela taking centre stage - the image was created by the young people of Aik Saath using their thumb prints, signifying the impact he had on all of our identities.
18 July Aik Saath work with young people from Lord William"s" School, Thame.
11 July Aik Saath volunteers train peer mentors at Slough & Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College.
7 July Aik Saath delivers training for young people taking ESL courses at Slough and Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College.
28 June Aik Saath volunteers deliver an event in Slough High Street raising awareness of the dangers posed by Loan Sharks.
24 June Aik Saath members take part in a Journey of Understanding with the Encompass Trust.
13 June Aik Saath delivers a session for visitors to Bucks New University.
4 June Aik Saath begin a new training programme at Park Primary School: the Road to Rio!
4 June Aik Saath begin a new training programme at Park Primary School: the Road to Rio!
4 June Aik Saath train people participants on the Slough Volunteer Centre WAVE programme (Widening Access to Volunteering and Employment).
30 May Representatives from Mars worked with Aik Saath staff and volunteers on a visioning session about the future of Aik Saath.
27 May Staff and young volunteers are trained in detached youth work skills by nationally renowned trainer, Vanessa Rogers.
14 May Aik Saath mentors deliver presentations for young people in years 5 and 6 from Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation Primary School.
2 April Aik Saath begins a new training project at St Bernadette"s Catholic Primary School.
31 March Aik Saath mentors deliver a cohesion training session for Naya Yuva - New Youth, a group based in Rushmoor.
26 March Aik Saath peer mentors train young people from Baylis Court School in the skills to resolve conflict and strengthen cohesion.
15 March Aik Saath and our colleagues leading Youth Engagement Slough (YES) host a presentation evening for our various Slough-based projects at Britwell Community Centre.
13 March Aik Saath host Community Conversations with Slough Museum - an inter-generational heritage event.
7 March Aik Saath peer mentors train young people at Herschel Grammar School on understanding community cohesion.
27 March Aik Saath peer mentors train Slough Volunteer Police Cadets in conflict resolution techniques.
6 February Aik Saath host Community Conversations with Slough Museum - an inter-generational heritage event.
5 February Aik Saath hosts a stall for two days at the Slough Careers Event organised by Learning to Work.
1 February To coincide with a march through Slough by the EDL, Aik Saath work with Berkshire Education and Youth Centre to deliver a One Game, One Community Football Tournament for young people.
1 February Aik Saath deliver training for participants on a Slough Borough Council course - Community Arts Training (CATs).
31 January Aik Saath deliver a training session for practitioners at a conference on cohesion organised by Rushmoor Borough Council.
24 January Young people from Aik Saath represent us at a reception for the voluntary sector organised by Fiona Mactaggart MP.
23 January Aik Saath launches the MAD group (Make A Difference) at Burnham Park Academy as part of their Personal Best scheme.
22 January Aik Saath commences a new training programme with students in Year 5 at Penn Wood Primary School.
14 January Aik Saath commences a new training programme at Littledown Special School.
13 January Aik Saath delivers a week of assemblies at Burnham Park Academy on the power of and importance of volunteering.
12 January Aik Saath is featured on the Bridgitte Tetteh show on BBC Berkshire.
9 January Aik Saath host Community Conversations with Slough Museum - an inter-generational heritage event.
2013
16 December Aik Saath delegates attend the launch of the Microsoft Youth Hubs project at Microsoft, London.
12 December Aik Saath host Community Conversations with Slough Museum - an inter-generational heritage event.
8 December Aik Saath Project Manager, Rob Deeks is featured on BBC Berkshire.
28 Thursday Aik Saath delegates attend the annual conference of Slough Business Community Partnership and the Slough for Youth YOUTH VOICE event.
27 November Aik Saath mentors train young people in the Skills Unit at Slough and Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College.
25 November Aik Saath host a visit from young peacebuilder Landry, from Burundi. His visit to Aik Saath was facilitated by Peace Direct, Conflict and Change and Truce 2020.
24 November As part of Interfaith week, Aik Saath volunteer Tameena Hussain organises an Interfaith Netball Tournament.
19 November As part of interfaith week, Aik Saath host the Awesome Interfaith Quiz night.
19 November Young people on the Encompass International Journey of Understanding visit Aik Saath.
14 November Aik Saath and Slough Museum host the third Community Conversation on the theme of Community Celebrations.
12 November Aik Saath deliver a session at the Wokingham Young Translators conference. Show Racism the Red Card are also in attendance.
8 November The American Women of Berkshire and Surrey make Aik Saath one of their chosen charities for 2013-2014.
6 November Aik Saath begin a new training project at Penn Wood Primary School.
29 October Aik Saath team up with Beat Routes on a new heritage project. A group of young people visit the Horniman Museum and embark on their Arts Award.
25 October At the 76th Slough Council for Voluntary Services Awards night, Aik Saath and Slough Museum win the award for Best Partnership.
17 October The second Community Conversation takes place with Slough Museum. The theme is Nature and Nurture.
16 October Aik Saath host a recruitment stall at Slough Grammar School as part of their options day.
14 October Aik Saath begin a week of workshops at Langley Grammar School on the theme of prejudice as part of the RE syllabus.
8 October Aik Saath work with Talk for a Change to deliver an event at Baylis House. The theme of the event was to explore community relations and over fifty people attended.
7 October Sumayah delivers an assembly at her old school! Baylis Court.
2 October Aik Saath work with the local youth service at Slough Activate, part of the Haybrook College.
30 September Staff from the Knowledge Services department at Mars deliver a session with Aik Saath trustees, volunteers and staff on the strategic future of our charity.
26 September Aik Saath starts training a new cohort at the Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College.
26 September Aik Saath commence a new programme of training at Beechwood School, training young people to be peacemakers.
25 September Aik Saath host the Slough Refugee Support AGM.
19 September Aik Saath present at the Heathrow Academy to trustees of the BAA Community Trust.
19 September Aik Saath present on the theme of youth engagement and participation at the Slough Safeguarding Children Board.
18 September Aik Saath are represented at East Berkshire Business Show at the Centre, Farnham Road.
18 September Aik Saath deliver an assembly on equality at Grange Junior School.
12 September Aik Saath embark on a new inter generational project bringing together young people and older people with Slough Museum.
12 September Members of the SIMS team at Mars visit Aik Saath to find out more about our work.
21-22 August Aik Saath volunteers are trained to be mental health first aiders.
20 August Aik Saath work with SWIPE to support Thames Valley Police to deliver the third Slough Youth Games. The Games build relations between the local force and young people from the wider community.
18 August Aik Saath host a stall with water rowers at the Upton Lea Fun Day.
17 August The Aik Saath cycle powered generator provides music at the Manor Park Fun Day.
15 August Aik Saath take young people to the Street Games Festival at the Olympic Park with Youth Engagement Slough (YES).
7 August Aik Saath are part of the Play Day Event in Salt Hill Park. The Aik Saath stall includes our Cycle Power Cinema.
6 August Aik Saath deliver sessions at the Khalsa Summer Camp.
25 July The Youth Engagement Slough (YES) summer programme starts. Over 50 young people take part in sessions on safeguarding, first aid, event planning, health and safety and conflict resolution.
11 July Aik Saath train mediators at Newlands Girls School.
10 July Aik Saath train young people at 13th Slough Sikh Scouts.
09 July Aik Saath train young people at College Hall, Bracknell PRU in conflict and anger.
05 July Aik Saath staff and volunteers take Furze Platt Senior School students on a residential trip to Kingswood, Kent.
02 July Aik Saath volunteers take part in anti-hate crime training with Stop the Hate.
24 June Aik Saath volunteers successfully deliver a presentation to the SIMS team at Mars, resulting in a grant to deliver conflict resolution in Slough schools.
13 June Aik Saath deliver a session for visitors to Bucks New University on the theme of community cohesion.
10 June Aik Saath deliver a workshop at Khalsa Primary School, Slough.
7 June Aik Saath start a new programme of training with two classes in St Josephs Catholic School.
5 June Aik Saath start a new programme of training in Grange Junior School.
5 June Aik Saath commence a new programme of training in St Bernadettes Catholic Primary School.
4th June Aik Saath start a new cohesion project in Furze Platt Senior School.
29 May Shazia Akram and Adira Wazir meet Her Majesty the Queen at a special reception for QAV winners in London.
29 May Aik Saath train volunteers taking part in a project coordinated by Slough Volunteer Centre: Widening Access to Volunteering and Employment
13th May Aik Saath host a meeting with Thames Valley Police for local young people to explore their thoughts on cohesion and policing.
10 May Children from local primary schools, perform Mygration -a musical piece developed in response to mygration.org.uk
9th May Aik Saath commence a new programme of training at Park Primary School, Aldershot.
5th May Rob Deeks takes part in the newspaper review on the Paul Coia Show on BBC Radio Berkshire.
30 April Aik Saath has been working with Slough Museum on an exciting new oral history project called Mygration - capturing the stories of local residents, their journey to Slough and integration in the community. The results can be found here: www.mygration.org.uk On this date, the website and an interactive kiosk were launched by the Worshipful Mayor of Slough Chrissie Small.
30 April Aik Saath begin two new programmes of work at Littledown School, exploring identity and cohesion with students in years 2, 3 and4.
22 April Aik Saath deliver a knife crime awareness-raising event at East Berkshire College, Langley Campus.
22 April Aik Saath begin their first programme of work at Millside School with Year 7 students on the themes of conflict and anger.
17 April Aik Saath worked with artists Neil Valentine and 4motion to deliver a gifted and talented programme for 50 year 5 students on behalf of Slough Music Service. The event took place at the Polish Association, Slough.
13 April Aik Saath volunteers worked with local artists Suzie Parr and Veronica Borscz to produce artwork for Slough Library. On this date it was unveiled by the Worshipful Mayor of Slough Chrissie Small.
11 April Striking Against Knife Crime: Aik Saath hosted an event with Mark Prince, father of murdered teenager Kiyan Prince, to talk about the dangers of carrying knives. The event was followed by bowling at Absolute Bowling in Salt Hill Park.
6 April Aik Saath deliver a session on cohesion and equality at a Community Arts Training Scheme run Slough Borough Council.
25 March Aik Saath deliver a presentation on community cohesion for children attending Slough Islamic Shakhsiyah Primary School.
18 March Aik Saath host a youth IAG meeting with Thames Valley Police on the theme of reporting crimes involving young people.
18 March - 19 March Aik Saath volunteers deliver workshops to young people in years 10 and 11 attending the Princes Trust at Uxbridge College.
9 March Aik Saath attend the launch of Manor Park Community Centre.
8 March Rob Deeks, Aik Saath Project Manager, is presented with a certificate by Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, Mary Bayliss, in recognition of efforts to promote local giving.
28 February Aik Saath present to headteachers from Aldershot and Farnborough at an event organised by Rushmoor Schools Plus CIC.
26 February Aik Saath train staff from Haybrook College in skills to support young people to deal with conflict at their annual conference.
26 February Aik Saath start a new programme of work at Connaught School with their Engage Unit.
25 February Aik Saath deliver a week of assemblies at Langley Grammar School, promoting volunteering.
21 February Aik Saath volunteers participate in the One Slough project with artists Veronica Borscz and Suzie Parr.
16 February The award winning cycle powered cinema is taken to Sainsburys in Slough to raise funds for Aik Saath.
13 February Aik Saath provide diversity training to participants on the SVC WAVE programme.
12 February Aik Saath delivers training to two groups of ESOL students at Uxbridge College (Hayes Campus), focusing on cohesion and diversity.
30 January The Worshipful Mayor of Slough, Christine Small attends Littledown School with Aik Saath to present the children with certificates, following the successful completion of our cohesion project in the school.
29 January Tameena Hussain and Zaeema Hussain organise an evening of activities as part of Holocaust Memorial Day.
22 January Aik Saath commence a new project with Arbour Vale post-16, creating an online intercultural cook book for students.
21 January Aik Saath deliver a session for first year social work students from Bucks New University.
17 January Aik Saath deliver four sessions at Herschel Grammar School, exploring community cohesion with pupils from year 10.
14 January Aik Saath train the mediators at Newlands Girls School in techniques to support students with anger.
2012
10 December Aik Saath deliver a session for ESOL students at Uxbridge College, Hayes Campus.
29 November The Aik Saath young peoples steering committee meets.
27 November Aik Saath deliver five sessions on prejudice at Langley Grammar School as part of their RE Studies.
15 November As part of a cohesion project with Aik Saath, pupils from Littledown School visit the Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Slough.
09 November Aik Saath wins three of the four awards available to groups at the 75th Anniversary Slough Council for Voluntary Services Awards evening. The awards included Group of the Year, Best use of Social Media and Website, and Most Innovative Idea. The ceremony took place at the Marriott Hotel, Langley.
08 November Aik Saath deliver an introductory training session for students at the Gateway, Slough.
07 November Aik Saath begins working with 120 Year 3 students at Lynch Hill Primary Academy as part of a new conflict resolution skills programme.
06 November Aik Saath host a presentation for their young volunteers. The Worshipful Mayor of Slough Christine Small presents the volunteers with their certificates.
26 October Aik Saath work with young film maker James Zatka Haas to produce a short film on prejudice. It is screened at the U-Screen final, Pinewood Studios.
26 October Aik Saath work with over 100 students at Emmbrook School as part of their diversity day (cohort 2).
24 October As part of a cohesion project with Aik Saath, pupils from Littledown School visit Jamia Masjid and Islamic Centre, Slough.
19 October Aik Saath work with over 100 students at Emmbrook School, Wokingham as part of their diversity day (cohort 1).
18 October Aik Saath volunteers take the cycle powered cinema to Godolphin Junior School for their inspiration day.
12 October Aik Saath deliver an interfaith assembly at Herschel Grammar School.
09 October Aik Saath deliver a week of assemblies at Langley Academy on the themes of internationalism and communication.
05 October Aik Saath start a six-month long project at the Prospect Centre, Farnborough on Friday evenings, delivering cohesion and conflict resolution related activities for young people.
04 October Caitlin Flynn and Tameena Hussein are shortlisted for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Young Volunteer of the Year Award.
03 October Aik Saath provide diversity training to participants on the SVC WAVE programme
27 September Aik Saath delivers the first in a series of sessions for Lower School Leaders and Peacemakers at Beechwood School.
27 September Aik Saath begins working on a new cohesion project with year 6 pupils from Littledown School.
26 September Aik Saath begins working on a new cohesion project with year 5 pupils from Littledown School.
20 September The Aik Saath young peoples steering committee meets.
18 September Aik Saath deliver a training session at Newlands Girls School on the theme of conflict resolution.
4 September Aik Saath legend Asim Khan retires after ten years of volunteering at Aik Saath.
1-2 September Aik Saath and SWIPE deliver a weekend of activities to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knives. Activities include a football tournament and an event in Slough high street.
28-29 August Aik Saath volunteers are trained by conflict resolution specialist Michael Fryer. On the following day the volunteers are treated to a trip to Bournemouth Beech.
23 August The Partition exhibition - an oral history of Slough residents involved in the Partition of British India into India and Pakistan in 1947 is erected at Slough Library.
23 August As part of the MYgration project, Aik Saath volunteers receive photography training.
22 August Aik Saath work with Thames Valley Police, SWIPE and SBC to deliver the second Slough Youth Games at the Slough Polish Association.
18 July Young women from Aik Saath and BEYC organise an intercultural evening to showcase different aspects of Somali and Pakistani culture. Over 100 women attend.
31 July As part of Summer in Da Boro Aik Saath deliver the first of five sessions in youth centres across the borough of Rushmoor, focusing on community cohesion.
16 July Aik Saath host an information stand at the New Directions fair at Chalvey Community Centre.
11 July Aik Saath deliver a presentation to pupils from Herschel Grammar School promoting the MYgration Project.
10 July Aik Saath deliver workshops at the Humanities Day of St Bernards Catholic Grammar School.
9 July Aik Saath begin a week of assemblies at Westgate Secondary School on the subject of volunteering in the community.
2 July Aik Saath work with mediators from Newlands Girls School, providing further conflict resolution skills.
29 June Aik Saath deliver training at Wexham Secondary School on the theme of community cohesion.
26 June Young people from Nepali youth group, Naya Yuva, deliver a presentation to Aik Saath volunteers, providing an insight into Nepali culture.
25 June Aik Saath volunteer Haleema Ali and trustee Janet Morgan attend tea with her Highness at a Jubilee ceremony in Henley.
23 June As part of the Inter ACT project, young people from Aik Saath and BEYC deliver a unique cohesion football tournament.
22 June Aik Saath deliver training at Wexham Secondary School on the theme of community cohesion.
20 June Aik Saath provide diversity training to participants on the SVC WAVE programme.
19 June Aik Saath deliver a training session at Newlands Girls School on the themes of presentation and communication skills.
15 June Aik Saath deliver training at Wexham Secondary School on the theme of community cohesion.
14 June Aik Saath young people are recognised at a celebration event for Slough Satellites - a heritage project coordinated by Slough Museum.
01 June Aik Saath volunteers receive certificates from Slough Volunteer Centre as part of National Volunteering Week.
1 June Aik Saath deliver training at Wexham Secondary School on the theme of community cohesion.
31 May Aik Saath deliver training to parents from Yeading Junior School at Bucks New University.
25 May Aik Saath deliver training at Wexham Secondary School on the theme of community cohesion.
19 May Aik Saath volunteers and staff receive training in public speaking from Opposite Leg.
18 May Aik Saath deliver training at Wexham Secondary School on the theme of community cohesion.
16 May Aik Saath commence a six week project in Godolphin Junior School with pupils in year 5.
12 May As part of the MYgration Project, Aik Saath volunteers visit the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.
12 May The Aik Saath Cycle Powered Cinema features in an open day at Burnham Library.
10 May Aik Saath deliver a training session at Newlands Girls School on the theme of community cohesion.
26 April The Aik Saath young peoples steering committee meets.
26 April Aik Saath deliver a training session at Newlands Girls School on the theme of community cohesion.
24 April Aik Saath collaborate with Arbour Vale School and 4motion to start Postcards from Slough, a cohesion project focusing on the development of our town.
19 April Aik Saath volunteers are invited to PwC to sell Krispy Kreme doughnuts to raise money for Aik Saath.
18 April Aik Saath deliver training to the mediators at Newlands Girls School on mentoring and safeguarding.
17 April Aik Saath works with young people at College Hall, Bracknell, delivering an interactive session on diversity and cohesion.
16 April Aik Saath embark on a new oral history project with Slough Museum - MYgration captures the memories of older Slough residents of moving to the town and its development.
14 April The Aik Saath Cycle Powered Cinema is set up at City Lit as part of National Deaf Day.
12 April Aik Saath volunteers are rewarded for winning the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services Young Partners Award with a trip to PGL Osmington Bay.
11 April Aik Saath and Berkshire Education and Youth Centre start collaborating on a Citizenship Foundation Project: InterACT.
10 April Jade Castles, joins Aik Saath on placement from Bucks New University.
02 April Aik Saath and Slough Music Service embark on a groundbreaking music inclusion project with children from the Roma community and the wider Slough community at Montem Primary School.
31 Mar Aik Saath and SWIPE host a safe and sound anti-knife crime music event at Slough Library.
30 Mar Aik Saath's new film A Human Race premiers at the National Film and Television School.
22 Mar Aik Saath deliver a community cohesion consultation workshop with Naya Yuva at Rushmoor Borough Council.
21 Mar Aik Saath begin their involvement in InterACT, a project designed to bring together local young people and young people from refugee backgrounds.
14-19 March Aik Saath train peer mentors at Wexham School in conflict resolution and peer mediation skills.
19 Mar Aik Saath volunteers start a new independent charity to promote awareness of human trafficking, ACT Slough.
15 Mar Aik Saath take Gold at the finals of Reaching for Gold, a competition to encourage young people to create business ideas for social good.
05 Mar Aik Saath help deliver a taster music session at Montem Primary School for Roma young people.
27 February - 2 March Aik Saath deliver workshops at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College's annual Diversity Week in Oxford, Blackbird Lees and Banbury.
24 Feb Aik saath's young volunteers deliver recruitment assemblies at Wexham School.
17 Feb Aik Saath's young volunteers take part in a taster workshop on violence in relationships, delivered by Tender.
16 Feb Aik Saath deliver a workshop at the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services' annual conference.
13 Feb Aik Saath's young volunteers attend training from the Roma Support Group in how to support young Roma people.
03 Feb Peer trainer Rabia Wazir presents Culture Shock - an original piece of theatre she developed to challenge people's stereotypes of each other.
01 Feb Aik Saath deliver a presentation for Reading Inter-Faith Group: How do we work for peace?
27 Jan Aik Saath and SWIPE host an evening event for young people to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in Slough.
26 Jan Aik Saath host a stall at the national Holocaust Memorial Day event in London.
25 Jan Aik Saath take the cycle powered cinema to Langley Academy as part of their sustainability week.
20 Jan Aik Saath and Berkshire Education and Youth Centre attend training in Coventry as part of the InterACT programme.
10 Jan A new Seeds and Songs programme commences at St Mary's C of E Primary School. The scheme aims to support newly-arrived children to learn English and grow in confidence by learning songs from each other's cultures.
04 Jan Aik Saath work with the whole of Year 10 at Herschel Grammar School, developing the students' understanding of community cohesion.
2011
14 Dec Aik Saath volunteers train mediators at Newlands Girls' School in Maidenhead.
09 Dec Aik Saath deliver a refresher session for mediators at St Mary's C of E Primary School.
29 Nov Aik Saath train the Lower School Leaders at Beechwood School in the skills necessary to provide support to struggling peers..
24 Nov Aik Saath's young volunteers take part in a consultation with Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to inform their national youth strategy.
23 Nov Aik Saath train Beechwood School's young peacemakers in mediation skills.
22 Nov Aik Saath train the Lower School Leaders at Beechwood School in leadership skills.
22-25 November Aik Saath deliver assemblies at Slough Grammar School on community cohesion and volunteering in the community.
17 Nov Aik Saath work with the School Council at Parlaunt Park Primary School to produce an anti-bullying assembly for anti-bullying week.
15 Nov Aik Saath train Beechwood School's young peacemakers in conflict resolution skills.
14 Nov Aik Saath deliver anti-bullying training at Our Lady of Peace Junior School as part of anti-bullying week.
07 Nov Aik Saath deliver conflict resolution training at Our Lady of Peace Junior School.
28 Oct Aik Saath and SWIPE organise an anti-knife crime concert in Slough High Street.
26 Oct Aik Saath host a training day for Slough Music Service. Our young volunteers receive training from Clare Cooper.
22 Oct Aik Saath's young volunteers raise over five hundred pounds packing shoppers' bags at Tesco.
20 Oct Aik Saath attend Slough Borough Council's annual diversity conference.
20 Oct Rob Deeks wins the President's Award from Slough Business Community Partnership for his work in the community, particularly with reference to the disturbances in the summer.
15 Oct Aik Saath win the Young Partners Award from the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services.
13 Oct Aik Saath facilitate teambuilding games for Slough Music Service as part of a project bringing together pupils from Lynch Hill Primary School, Arbour Vale School and St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School.
10 Oct Aik Saath deliver an assembly at St Mary's C of E Primary School to launch a new mediation programme there.
10 Oct A delegation from Welsh inclusive theatre group Mess Up the Mess visit Aik Saath on a learning exchange.
4 - 6 October Aik Saath deliver assemblies at Langley Academy as part of their Internationalism Week.
01 Oct Aik Saath host a training day for Seeds and Songs- a cohesion project that uses singing as a vehicle to bring people together and learn new skills.
27 Sep A new programme of training starts at Arbour Vale School. This latest project will last a year and focus on exploring all aspects of community cohesion with 16+ students at the school.
27 Sep A new Seeds and Songs programme commences at St Mary's C of E Primary School. The scheme aims to support newly-arrived children to learn English and grow in confidence by learning songs from each other's cultures.
26 Sep Sameer Moghal and Shafeer Rishad collect the Diana Certificate of Excellence on behalf of Aik Saath at an award ceremony in London.
24 Sep Aik Saath take part in the Slough Together Walk, an annual fundraising work organised by Slough Rotary Club.
17 Sep Aik Saath trustee Janet Morgan receives an award from the Worshipful Mayor of Slough, Sukhjit Dhaliwal for her work promoting community cohesion by generously giving her time to Aik Saath for over thirteen years.
15 Sep Aik Saath work with Electric Pedals to start constructing Slough's first ever pedal powered cinema.
8-9 September Aik Saath deliver two days of training at Westgate School on the theme of peer support.
05 Sep Aik Saath volunteers visit the headquarters of Blackberry to support their work safeguarding children and young people.
19 Aug Aik Saath volunteers deliver a workshop for their peers at the finals of the NCVYS Young Partners Awards.
17 Aug Aik Saath volunteers come third in the first ever 'Slough Olympics' a cohesion event organised by Thames Valley Police.
16 Aug Aik Saath run a workshop with young people at the Prospect Centre in Rushmoor on the theme of community cohesion as part of their Summer in Da Boro programme.
11 Aug Aik Saath organise an event bringing together 60 young people from the local community with Thames Valley Police in response to the disturbances across the UK.
2-4 August Aik Saath deliver workshops to over 400 young people at the Khalsa Summer Sikh Camp on conflict resolution and community cohesion.
28 Jul Our young volunteers complete a ten mile night walk along the River Thames to raise money for Aik Saath.
14 Jul Aik Saath host an awards night. Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart hands out over thirty certificates to Aik Saath's young volunteers for a range of achievements.
12 Jul Aik Saath deliver workshops at St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School's Humanities Day.
12 Jul Aik Saath's patron, Dr Benjamin Zephaniah visits Aik Saath.
30 Jun Aik Saath's young volunteers deliver an assembly about our work at Beechwood School.
29 Jun Aik Saath's young volunteers deliver an assembly about our work at Langley Grammar School.
24 Jun Aik Saath train peer mentors at Baylis Court School in conflict resolution techniques.
24 Jun Aik Saath deliver workshops at Newlands Girls' School focussing on community cohesion.
20 Jun Aik Saath deliver a four week programme at Parlaunt Park Primary School on the themes of conflict resolution and respecting rights.
15 Jun Aik Saath start a new six-week project with 40 adults on the theme of community cohesion for Slough Borough Council. The project focusses on supporting Slough residents to help newly-arrived residents become a part of our community.
10 Jun Aik Saath commence a new conflict resolution training project at St Mary's C of E Primary School.
6-7 May Aik Saath deliver workshops at Westgate School on the theme of prejudice as part of a whole-school project.
25 May A presentation evening is held at Dedworth Middle School to display the work of the young people involved in a groundbreaking interfaith cohesion project with Aik Saath.
24 May Aik Saath host a disability awareness seminar with Slough Disability Forum.
23 May - 27 May Aik Saath deliver 20 conflict resolution training workshops at Slough Grammar School as part of their Week Without Walls.
11 May Aik Saath commence a new Seeds and Songs programme at Foxborough Primary School.
10 May Aik Saath commence a new Seeds and Songs programme at Godolphin Junior School.
05 May Aik Saath commence a new community cohesion project at Newlands Girls' School.
27 Apr Aik Saath work with Slough & Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College on a new mentoring project for young people of Somali heritage.
05 Apr Holocaust Memorial Day deliver a training session and consultation for the Aik Saath peer training team.
2-3 April Aik Saath deliver conflict resolution training to peer leaders from Mess Up the Mess Theatre Company, Wales.
31 Mar Four members of Aik Saath travel to Berlin as part of an international symposium on diversity.
29 Mar Aik Saath come third in the Reaching for Gold Competition at Windsor Castle.
23 Mar Aik Saath deliver workshops in Bicester as part of Oxford and Cherwell Valley College's Diversity Week.
22 Mar Aik Saath deliver workshops in Oxford as part of Oxford and Cherwell Valley College's Diversity Week.
21 Mar Aik Saath deliver workshops in Banbury as part of Oxford and Cherwell Valley College's Diversity Week.
16 Mar Aik Saath deliver a presentation for Year 9 students at Long Close School, Slough.
12 Mar Aik Saath deliver a presentation for participants at a Fellowship of Reconciliation conference in Yardley Hastings.
10 Mar Aik Saath start a new community cohesion project in Charters School, Ascot.
08 Mar Aik Saath's peer training team take part in a special evening dedicated to promoting Fair Trade.
01 Mar Aik Saath start a new community cohesion project in Arbour Vale School.
01 Mar A delegate from the British Red Cross visits Aik Saath on a learning visit.
28 Feb Aik Saath start a new community cohesion project in Lynch Hill Primary School.
22 Feb Anne Bateman (Housing Needs Manager, Slough Borough Council) delivers a myth-busting presentation to Aik Saath peer trainers on the themes of housing and immigration.
22 Feb Aik Saath are made 'workforce development champions' by the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS). Four delegates from NCBI Lancaster visit Aik Saath on a learning visit.
16 Feb Common Purpose bring delegates to Aik Saath as part of their Inside/Out Programme.
04 Feb Aik Saath start a new faith-based community cohesion project at Dedworth Middle School, Windsor.
02 Feb Aik Saath organise a consultation for young people from Manor Park on the future of the area.
26 Jan Aik Saath organise Yakjaa, an Afghan Youth Project. This evening's focus was on law.
25 Jan Aik Saath start a new mentoring project in Foxborough Primary School.
14-15 January Aik Saath and Slough Music Service host a learning event for young people from Slough, London and Newcastle as part of the Seeds and Songs Project.
05 Jan Aik Saath start a series of sessions focussing on community cohesion in Herschel Grammar School.
2010
13 Dec Aik Saath deliver readings at 'A Festival of Lessons and Carols' at Eton College Chapel, organised by Slough Music Service.
10 Dec Aik Saath's young volunteers organise 'Aik Saath's Got Talent,' a fundraising show at Slough and Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College.
08 Dec An Aik Saath Presentation Evening: The Worshipful the Mayor of Slough, Councillor Jagjit Grewal presents 20 young people with V-50 Awards and 11 young people with a new award called the Commitment Award, sponsored by Research In Motion. The Kajil Devi Memorial Award is also launched.
07 Dec Aik Saath are proud winners of the Philip Lawrence Award!
02 Dec Aik Saath facilitate sessions at the Awards for Bridging Cultures, RSA House, London.
24 Nov Aik Saath train Lower School Leaders at Beechwood School in leadership skills.
18 Nov Aik Saath train Peacemakers at Beechwood School in conflict resolution skills.
17 Nov Aik Saath deliver a training session at a CPD event for teachers at Newlands Girls' School.
16 Nov Aik Saath deliver a presentation to students at Bucks New University as part of their Enterprise Festival.
15 Nov Aik Saath take pupils from Parlaunt Park Primary School to visit Singh Saba Gurdwara, Slough Mandir and Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre, as part of a community project called The Slough Story.
12 Nov Aik Saath start a new community cohesion project with pupils from Cox Green School and Manor Green School.
03 Nov Aik Saath organise a presentation evening for young people that have taken part in community cohesion projects in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. The event took place at the new Manor Green School and The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Councillor Catherine Bursnall awarded the young people their certificates.
30 Oct Aik Saath attend a conference at the Sage, Newcastle as part of our new project in partnership with Slough Music Service: Seeds and Songs - leadership and cohesion through singing.
18 Oct Aik Saath support Furze Platt Senior School Pupils to deliver an assembly at Cookham Rise Primary School.
18 Oct Aik Saath organise Yakjaa, an Afghan Youth Project. This evening's focus was on health.
11 Oct Aik Saath start a major new project at Parlaunt Park Primary School, involving every pupil.
07 Oct Aik Saath train governors at Burchetts Green C of E Infants School.
05 Oct Aik Saath deliver a workshop for pupils at Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation, Slough.
05 Oct Peer training team members deliver a community cohesion assembly at Pippins Primary School.
04 Oct Aik Saath commence a new community cohesion project at Barnhill Community School.
01 Oct Aik Saath deliver a presentation for Slough Business Community Partnership.
30 Sep Aik Saath start a new mediation programme at Parlaunt Park Primary School.
27 Sep Aik Saath support Furze Platt Senior School Pupils to deliver an assembly at Courthouse Primary School.
9 - 13 August Fifteen young people from Norwegian street mediation group Gatemegling stay with Aik Saath for one week. Young people from the two groups train each other in conflict resolution techniques and take part in intercultural activities.
3 - 4 August Sixty Aik Saath volunteers undertake a day of conflict resolution training followed by a teambuilding trip to Bournemouth Beech.
19 Jul Aik Saath deliver anti-bullying workshops at Langley Academy as part of their PSHE day.
15 Jul Aik Saath volunteers talk to participants in Common Purpose's InsideOut Programme.
14 Jul Aik Saath take pupils from Cheney School on a teambuilding day out as part of a community cohesion project.
14 Jul Aik Saath's third evening supporting young Afghan men in Slough takes place with workshops and activities based on British law.
10 Jul Aik Saath take part in the Slough Together walk raising money for the Anthony Nolan Trust and Njenna Enterprise, a Sierra Leonean women's football team.
08 Jul Aik Saath deliver a workshops as part of St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School's Humanities Day.
05 Jul Aik Saath take part in a follow up session with Create, Compete, Collaborate at RISC, Reading following the Interchange Conference.
02 Jul Aik Saath commence a new community cohesion training programme at Cheney School, Oxford.
28 Jun Aik Saath attend a presentation evening hosted by the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI). Aik Saath were presented with a donation in recognition of the hard work by Kajil Devi, Ayesha Razzaq and Kajal Shah.
26 Jun Aik Saath volunteers deliver a workshop at a conference at the Oval Theatre, dedicated to leadership
25-27 June Aik Saath take pupils from Banbury School on a training residential to Kingswood, Staffordshire.
25 Jun Aik Saath host a stall at Penn Wood Primary School's summer fete.
25 Jun Aik Saath train the peer mediators at Baylis Court School in conflict resolution techniques.
23-24 June Aik Saath train young people from Furze Platt Senior School, Cox Green School and Holyport Manor School as part of a project to produce two short films looking at labelling and diversity.
18-20 June Aik Saath take pupils from Furze Platt Senior School, Maidenhead on a training residential to Fairthorne Manor, Southampton.
15 Jun Aik Saath's final third DB-8 night takes place. Over fifty young people take part in a debate on ensuring that young people's voices are heard in society.
15 Jun Aik Saath deliver a workshop to the attendees at Windsor and Maidenhead Community Forum's Interfaith Conference.
11-13 June Aik Saath take pupils from Matthew Arnold School, Oxford on a training residential to Fairthorne Manor, Southampton.
08 Jun Aik Saath deliver sessions at Charters School, helping to ascertain pupil perspectives on community cohesion.
05 Jun Aik Saath and SWIPE run an anti-knife crime music day and consultation in Slough High Street.
28 May Aik Saath run a community cohesion training session at the Cox Green School INSET day.
25 May Mel Gabbi from Slough Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) runs an awareness session with the Aik Saath peer training team
21 May Aik Saath train teachers and creative practitioners for Creative Junction at South Hill Park, Didcot
20 May Aik Saath commence a community cohesion training programme at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Bracknell
19 May Aik Saath train teachers and creative practitioners for Creative Junction at Green Park Outdoor Activity Centre
19 May Aik Saath host a stall at Slough Borough Council's Family Services Fair, The Centre, Farnham Road
18 May Aik Saath train teachers and creative practitioners for Creative Junction at the Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot
18 May Aik Saath's third DB-8 night takes place. Over fifty young people take part in a debate on Addressing Violent Extremism.
17 May Aik Saath commence a new community cohesion project at Matthew Arnold School.
13 May Aik Saath starts a special evening in partnership with Slough Borough Council's Pathways Team and Alma Supported Lodgings to support unaccompanied Afghan young people in Slough.
11 May Mel Gabbi runs a seminar with the Aik Saath peer training team as part of a broader programme of work seeking to understand mental health, mental health services and young people.
10 May Aik Saath commence a new community cohesion project at Banbury Community School.
05 May Aik Saath commence a new community cohesion project at Furze Platt Senior School.
04 May Barrister Lina Parmar delivers training to the Aik Saath peer training team on discrimination law.
04 May Aik Saath commence a new community cohesion project at Uxbridge College.
29 Apr Over 35 young volunteers from Aik Saath receive their V-50 Awards - an award that is dedicated to young people who donate over 50 hours of their time to charity. Aik Saath's new premises are also opened by Fiona Mactaggart MP. Over 100 people from the local community attend.
28 Apr Aik Saath host a presentation evening at Baylis House for pupils from Wexham School and Slough and Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College. Mayor Joginder Singh Bal attended and presented the young people with their certificates.
26-27 April Aik Saath work with young people at Parlaunt Park Primary School on the theme of refugees.
23 Apr Aik Saath and SWIPE organise a cutting edge anti-knife crime music event at the West Wing. Over one hundred young people attend.
20 Apr Aik Saath's third DB-8 night takes place. The young participants debated the generation gap.
13-14 April Over 50 young people attend 'Thrilling Not Killing'- a day of conflict resolution training with the incentive of a day at Thorpe Park!
06 Apr Over 50 young people attend a conflict resolution training day, followed by go-karting. The day was orgnaised by Aik Saath as part of the Positive Activities for Young People programme.
26 Mar SWIPE and Aik Saath organise a cutting edge anti-knife crime music event at the West Wing. Over two hundred young people attend.
25 Mar Aik Saath run four workshops at Oxford & Cherwell Valley College as part of Diversity Week at the BanburyCampus.
23 Mar Aik Saath run four workshops at Oxford & Cherwell Valley College as part of Diversity Week at the Oxford Campus.
18 Mar Aik Saath make a contribution at Interchange 2010 - an international conference for young people organised by Creative Junction.
16 Mar Aik Saath's second DB-8 night takes place. PC Johnny White delivers the key note address in our second debate on Young People and Policing. Fifty young people take part.
12-14 March Aik Saath take young people from Slough & Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College and Wexham School on a residential to Fairthorne Manor YHA. The trip was part of a community cohesion project.
11 Mar Aik Saath deliver a workshop on conflict resolution for the Young Pioneers at Manor Park Young People's Centre.
01 Mar Aik Saath start a community cohesion project in Stockley Academy, Hillingdon
23 Feb Aik Saath deliver an Introduction to Mediation Skills to the Slough Compact Mediation Sub-Group.
22 Feb Aik Saath start a community cohesion project in Barnhill Community School, Hillingdon
16 Feb Aik Saath's first DB-8 night takes place. Dr Rob Berkeley, Director of the Runnymede Trust, delivers the key note address in our first debate on Racism, Islamophobia and the Media. Fifty young people take part.
13 Feb Aik Saath organise Slough's first ever interfaith orienteering trail, encompassing visits to the Bahai's, the Brahma Kumaris, the Methodist Church, the Ramgharia Gurdwara, Slough Mandir and Stoke Poges Lane Mosque.
09 Feb Aik Saath move offices to 3rd Floor, Connaught House, 48 High Street, Slough SL1 1EL
05 Feb Aik Saath start a mediation programme at Pippins School, Colnbrook.
05 Feb Aik Saath start another new community cohesion project at Wexham School.
05 Feb Aik Saath start another new community cohesion project at Slough and Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College.
04 Feb Benjamin Zephaniah becomes Aik Saath's first ever Patron.
04 Feb Aik Saath train the Lower School Leaders at Beechwood School in conflict resolution skills.
29 Jan Aik Saath deliver a community cohesion assembly at Caversham Primary School, Reading.
27 Jan Aik Saath deliver a presentation at My Voice - an event for young people at Slough Library.
2009
10 Dec Aik Saath train the Lower School Leaders at Beechwood School in conflict resolution skills.
09 Dec Aik Saath host a presentation evening at Baylis House for pupils from Beechwood Secondary School and Wexham School. Mayor Joginder Singh Bal attended and presented the young people with their certificates.
08 Dec Students at Feltham Community College, Kajil Devi, Ayesha Razzaq and Kajal Shah, raise money for Aik Saath by winning the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative, UK. More here.
04 Dec Aik Saath deliver a presentation for the Slough Business Community Partnership.
03 Dec Aik Saath win the Guardian Newspaper's Charity of the Year Award. The team are presented the award by Sarah Brown at the headquarters of the newspaper. Click here to watch a brief clip produced by the Guardian about our work.
01 Dec Aik Saath win the Award for Bridging Cultures. The team is presented with the award at a special event at RSA House in central London. The award is administered by the Institute for Community Cohesion and the Baring Foundation.
16 Nov Aik Saath give a presentation to forty pupils at St George's School, Ascot.
26 Nov Aik Saath's young volunteers win the first ever V-Inspired UNITE Award! Click here for more details. The team were presented with their award at a special event in London, featuring Tinchy Stryder, Bashy and cast members from The Inbetweeners.
25 Nov Aik Saath commence a three week conflict resolution training programme at the YMCA, Chalvey.
20-22 November Aik Saath take young people from Beechwood School and Wexham School on a residential to Grangewaters Outdoor Education Centre, Thurrock. The trip was part of a community cohesion project.
19 Nov Aik Saath deliver training to teachers at the Pan Berkshire Community Cohesion Network conference.
17 Nov Barrister Lina Parmar delivers training to the Aik Saath peer training team on the Human Rights Act.
16 Nov Aik Saath deliver three days of conflict resolution training at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Junior School.
05 Nov Aik Saath attend The Ministry of Justice's Britishness & Belonging event in Westminster, London.
04 Nov Aik Saath attend the Create Compete Collaborate Launch Event in Windsor.
02 Nov Aik Saath assist young people from Afghanistan to resolve their conflicts in Slough.
29 Oct Aik Saath volunteers help to judge the winners of the Children and Young People Services Award.
28 Oct Aik Saath are awarded the Platinum Award at an event to launch the 'Slough Quality Protects' programme - a new award system to recognise the third sector's efforts to safeguard the safety of young people.
20 Oct Aik Saath deliver a session to students on Buckinghamshire New University's Community Development Foundation Degree, focussing on community cohesion.
19 Oct Aik Saath start a new community cohesion project at Beechwood School.
18 Oct Aik Saath are winners of the regional V-Bridge and V-Unite Awards. We are finalists for the V-Unite Awards.
16 Oct Aik Saath start a new community cohesion project at Wexham School.
07 Oct Aik Saath deliver anti-racism workshops at Leighton Park School, Reading.
02 Oct Aik Saath deliver anti-bullying workshops at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Junior School.
01 Oct Aik Saath create an anti-knife crime graffiti mural, with Skuba, Amon and SWIPE. Pictures to follow.
26 Sep Aik Saath take part in the Slough Town Employment Action Movement sponsored walk.
25 Sep Aik Saath deliver a recruitment presentation at Slough and Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College.
24 Sep Thames Valley University, in partnership with Aik Saath, deliver an evening seminar on Media Awareness.
22 Sep Aik Saath's peer training team embarks on an eight week training programme, learning how to DJ, so that they can deliver hip hop poetry workshops on the themes of our work.
10 Sep Aik Saath attend An Ode to My Sisters, a play about Muslim women in the UK at South Hill Park, Bracknell.
8 Septmber Aik Saath are shortlisted for the Guardian Charity Awards 2009.
26 Aug Aik Saath attend Turbanology at Haveli, a conference about the racism that people who wear turbans face.
18 Aug Sophie Milner from the University of Bradford runs the first of a series of sessions on citizenship with the Aik Saath peer training team.
10 August - 14 August Aik Saath's annual residential takes place at St Briavels Castle in the Forest of Dean. The peer training team take part in two days of conflict resolution training and a day of canoeing.
28 Jul Jamie Hassan, Raising Achievement Specialist, trains the peer training team in kinaesthetic learning techniques.
25 Jul Aik Saath host a garden party for the interviewees featured in the Peacemakers Project - an oral history project understanding the development of Slough and the contributions of different people to our town.
11 Jul Aik Saath attend and participate in the People in Harmony AGM and planning day.
08 Jul Aik Saath facilitate a dialogue between young people from Baylis Court School and Slough and Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College with Thames Valley Police for the Local Area Police Board.
07 Jul Aik Saath host a presentation evening at Slough Town Hall for pupils from Beechwood Secondary School and Slough and Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College. Mayor Joginder Singh Bal attended and presented the young people with their certificates.
07 Jul Aik Saath deliver a presentation to headteachers and governors from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead at Windsor Girls' School..
03 Jul Aik Saath deliver workshops at St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School's Humanities Day on the theme of identity.
01 Jul Aik Saath deliver the second transition training day at Parlaunt Park Primary School.
01 Jul Aik Saath deliver a presentation at a 'Connecting the Circle' event, organised by Common Purpose.
29 Jun Aik Saath deliver a workshop for attendees at a congress in Plymouth organised by ARROW (Art: a Resource for Reconciliation Over the World).
27 Jun Aik Saath participate in the Slough Together Walk, raising money for Oxfam's Emergency Appeal for Gaza and LUPUS UK.
19 Jun Aik Saath train peer mentors at Baylis Court School in mediation skills.
18 Jun Aik Saath deliver a presentation to headteachers and governors from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead at Furze Platt Senior School.
15 Jun Aik Saath deliver the first of two sessions at Parlaunt Park Primary School, preparing pupils there for transition.
12 Jun Aik Saath assist the United Somali Youth of Slough to organise a conference at the Centre, Farnham Road.
09 Jun Aik Saath organise a conference for pupils from Beechwood School and St Joseph's Catholic Secondary School as part of a community cohesion project.
5 - 7 June Aik Saath take young people from Slough and Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College and Beechwood School on a residential to Overstrand, Norfolk. The trip was part of a community cohesion project.
05 Jun Aik Saath start a four-week programme at Slough and Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College. (II)
05 Jun Aik Saath commence a new community cohesion project at Harlington Community School.
04 Jun Aik Saath commence a new community cohesion project at Uxbridge High School.
22 May Aik Saath deliver a presentation to pupils at St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School.
19 May Aik Saath deliver a presentation at the 5th Annual Community Cohesion Conference at the CavendishCentre, London.
19 May Aik Saath start the final programme in our year-long community cohesion project at St Joseph's Catholic School.
13 May Aik Saath host a stall at Slough's Services for Children & Young People Fair- 2009 .
12 May Aik Saath deliver a session to students on Buckinghamshire New University's Community Development Foundation Degree, focussing on partnerships,
11 May Aik Saath start another new community cohesion project at Beechwood Secondary School.
08 May The Peer Training Team designed trainers as part of the Sneaker Seeker Project. The project launched at Slough Museum this evening. You can check out their designs at the museum for the next month.
07 May Aik Saath start a new community cohesion project at Beechwood Secondary School.
05 May Aik Saath take students from Buckinghamshire New University's Community Development Foundation Degree on a tour of partner organisations in Slough, including Slough Refugee Support, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara and Beechwood Secondary School.
27 Apr Aik Saath start another new community cohesion project at Slough and Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College.
24 Apr Aik Saath start a four-week programme at Slough and Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College.
22 Apr Peer training team member Priya Bilkhu is Slough's Young Citizen of the Year.
20 Apr Linzi Hanscomb, our new Project Development Officer, joins the Aik Saath staff team.
15 Apr Peer training team members Ruqayah Begum and Hassnain Khan are featured in the Guardian. Click here to read their stories.
02 Apr Aik Saath host a presentation evening at the Park Inn Heathrow for pupils from Harlington Community School.
01 Apr The fifth Same Difference Film Festival commences at the Empire Slough. The film festival lasts for a week and showcases eight different films in six different venues across Slough.
30 Mar Aik Saath host a presentation evening at Slough Town Hall for pupils from Beechwood Secondary School and Wexham Secondary School. Mayor Raja Zarait attended and presented the young people with their certificates.
26 Mar Aik Saath run two workshops at Oxford & Cherwell Valley College as part of Diversity Week at the Bicester Campus.
25 Mar Aik Saath run four workshops at Oxford & Cherwell Valley College as part of Diversity Week at the Banbury Campus.
20-22 Mar Aik Saath take pupils from Beechwood Secondary School and Wexham Secondary School on a residential training programme to Kingswood Staffordshire as part of a community cohesion project.
18 Mar Aik Saath start a community cohesion project in Uxbridge College.
07 Mar Aik Saath deliver a workshop on Anger and Conflict for Hounslow Youth Offending Team.
04 Mar Aik Saath start a new community cohesion project at Harlington Community School.
03 Mar Pia Thattamannil becomes Aik Saath's first international intern when she joins Aik Saath on a two month placement from Germany.
27 Feb - 01 Mar Aik Saath's first residential of the year takes place. The peer training team worked with Aik Saath staff to develop new skills in conflict resolution and anti-racism at Ravenstor in the Peak District.
26 Feb Aik Saath organise a one-day conference for 82 primary school pupils from Parlaunt Park Primary School, Western House School, Colnbrook C of E Primary School, Ryvers Primary School and Penn Wood Primary School. The conference, on the themes of community cohesion and friendship, took place at Parlaunt Park Primary School.
24 Feb Aik Saath start another new community cohesion project at Beechwood Secondary School.
23 Feb Aik Saath start the third programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Beechwood Secondary School.
17 Feb Aik Saath's peer training team take part in a training day at Baylis House Conference Centre and go karting at Formula One Karting in Colnbrook.
16 Feb Aik Saath delivers a workshop to members of Age Concern with the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the subject of human rights.
13 Feb Aik Saath starts a new community cohesion project at Wexham Secondary School.
26 Jan The Partition Exhibition opens at Luton Museum.
21 Jan Aik Saath start the third programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Ryvers Primary School.
20 Jan Aik Saath start the third programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Colnbrook C of E Primary School.
20 Jan Aik Saath start the third programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Parlaunt Park Primary School.
19 Jan Aik Saath trains 15 students from the Creative Academy Dance Foundation Degree in conflict resolution techniques.
16 Jan Aik Saath give a presentation to forty pupils at St George's School, Ascot.
16 Jan Aik Saath start the third programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Penn Wood Primary School.
15 Jan Aik Saath start the third programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Western House Primary School.
12 Jan Aik Saath trains 15 students from the Creative Academy Dance Foundation Degree in conflict resolution techniques.
2008
04 Dec Aik Saath train youth workers at a conference organised by the South East Youth Partnership in Runnymede.
02 Dec The second of three community cohesion projects involving Beechwood Secondary School, St Joseph's Catholic High School and Langley Grammar School concludes with a conference. The event, hosted at St Mary's Church, incorporated visits to the Jamia Masjid and Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara. The young participants also created greeting cards that will be sold to raise money for a school in Yirgaalem, Ethiopia.
26 Nov Aik Saath are highly commended at the Institute of Community Cohesion's Awards for Bridging Cultures.
20 Nov Aik Saath win the Active Citizens Award at the Children & Young People Services Awards.
20 Nov Aik Saath start the second programme in a year-long community cohesion project at St Joseph's Catholic School.
18 Nov Aik Saath deliver a session on engaging excluded groups for first year students taking Buckinghamshire New University's Community Development Foundation Degree.
18 Nov Aik Saath start the second programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Beechwood Secondary School.
11 Nov Aik Saath organise a one-day conference for 82 primary school pupils from Parlaunt Park Primary School, Western House School, Colnbrook C of E Primary School, Ryvers Primary School and Penn Wood Primary School. The conference, dedicated to community cohesion, took place at Parlaunt Park Primary School, Langley.
07 Nov Aik Saath deliver a presentation to 6th form students at St Joseph's Catholic School.
06 Nov Aik Saath start the second programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Langley Grammar School.
05 Nov Parlaunt Park Primary School hosts a gallery evening to showcase the work that the children produced with Aik Saath.
30 Oct Aik Saath train students at the University College London in conflict resolution strategies.
16 Oct Aik Saath start the second programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Western House PrimarySchool.
07 Oct Aik Saath organise a half-day conference as part of the Journeys Project at Parlaunt Park Primary School.
03 Oct Aik Saath start the second programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Penn Wood PrimarySchool.
02 Oct Aik Saath start the second programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Parlaunt Park Primary School.
01 Oct Aik Saath deliver a presentation at Slough Museum's Annual General Meeting.
26 Sep Aik Saath deliver a presentation at Slough Refugee Support's Annual General Meeting.
24 Sep Aik Saath start the second programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Ryvers Primary School.
23 Sep Aik Saath start the second programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Colnbrook C of E Primary School.
15 Sep Aik Saath start a special six week programme, working with 300 pupils on the themes of identity and diversity through Journeys, at Parlaunt Park Primary School.
13 Sep Aik Saath host a display at an exhibition for the Hillingdon Week of Peace.
04 Sep Aik Saath deliver a presentation for pupils at Slough Grammar School taking the International Baccalaureate.
08 Sep Tej Bhachu, Project Officer, passes her driving test. Whoop!
26-27 August Aik Saath's peer training team receives anti-racism training from REWIND.
8-15 August Aik Saath's annual training residential takes place in Shropshire.
03 Aug Asad Sadiq, Schools Officer, gets married to Safeer Begum!
09 Jul Aik Saath deliver a presentation at 'Embedding Community Cohesion in Your School,' a conference organised by Slough Borough Council's Ethnic Minority Achievement and Traveller Education Team.
09 Jul Aik Saath deliver a presentation for Thames Valley Police on preventing violent extremism.
02 Jul The first of three community cohesion projects involving Beechwood Secondary School, St Joseph's Catholic High School and Langley Grammar School concludes with a conference. The event incorporated visits to the Polish Church Of Divine Mercy, the Hindu Mandir, the Jamia Masjid and Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara. The young participants also created a mural reflecting their experience of the project.
19 Jun Aik Saath's mentoring project, involving Slough & Eton Church of England Business & Enterprise College, wins the Thames Valley Partnership's Young Citizen Award. Representatives from Aik Saath and the school attend a celebration event at Vodafone's headquarters in Newbury.
17 Jun Aik Saath commence a six-week programme with South Buckinghamshire Youth and Community Service.
14 Jun Aik Saath deliver a workshop at Durham Peace Festival.
12 Jun Aik Saath organise a one-day conference for 80 primary school pupils from Parlaunt Park Primary School, Western House School, Colnbrook C of E Primary School, Ryvers Primary School and Penn Wood Primary School. The conference, dedicated to community cohesion, took place at Ryvers Primary School, Langley.
06 Jun Aik Saath start the first programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Beechwood Secondary School.
05 Jun Aik Saath commence a year long mentoring programme at Montem Primary School with pupils from Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College.
24 May Aik Saath raise nearly seven hundred pounds for Thames Valley Positive Support by organising 'Routes for Change:' A sponsored walk between Southall and Slough.
23 May Aik Saath start the first programme in a year-long community cohesion project at St Joseph's Catholic High School.
12 May Aik Saath start the first programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Western House School.
12 May Aik Saath give a keynote address at the National College for School Leadership for Pakistani head teachers attending a Connecting Classrooms Conference organised by the British Council.
12 May Aik Saath give a presentation on the Hillingdon Community Cohesion Project 2008 at Kingsborough Family Church in Uxbridge for the Hillingdon Inter Faith Network.
07 May Aik Saath start the first programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Colnbrook C of E Primary School.
06 May Aik Saath start the first programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Ryvers Primary School.
30 Apr The Partition Exhibition opens at the Dominion Arts Education Centre, Southall.
25 Apr Aik Saath start the first programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Penn Wood Primary School.
24 Apr Aik Saath start the first programme in a year-long community cohesion project at Parlaunt Park Primary School.
22 Apr Aik Saath deliver a workshop on social justice for first year students taking Buckinghamshire New University's Community Development Foundation Degree.
16 Apr Aik Saath deliver a workshop on partnerships and oppression for second year students taking Buckinghamshire New University's Community Development Foundation Degree.
04 Apr Aik Saath host "Community Cohesion and Young People: Past, Present and Future," a half day conference to celebrate ten years of Aik Saath and launch our new research project. Speakers included Fiona Mactaggart, MP for Slough, Inspector Pete Carter (Thames Valley Police) and Selmah Chaudhary (Slough Young People's Centre).
2-14 April The fourth annual Same Difference Film Festival takes place in partnership with Slough Co-operative Film Society. Over two weeks the festival attracted nearly eight hundred people. To find out more visit our festival website.
28 Mar Aik Saath's Partition exhibition opens at Abertillery Museum in Wales.
25 Mar Aik Saath held a presentation evening for the Hillingdon schools that took part in our recent community cohesion programmes. Pupils from Barnhill Community School, Harlington Community School, Uxbridge High School & Uxbridge College attended the evening at the Park Inn Hotel and received certificates from Superintendent Maurice Hartnett.
12 Mar Aik Saath run three workshops at Oxford & Cherwell Valley College as part of Diversity Week at the Banbury Campus.
11 Mar Aik Saath's Partition exhibition opens at Bourne Hall in Ewell Village.
10 Mar Aik Saath run three workshops at Oxford & Cherwell Valley College as part of Diversity Week at their Oxford Campus.
06 Mar Aik Saath start a year-long mentoring project in Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College.
05 Mar Aik Saath start a community cohesion project in Uxbridge College.
05 Mar Aik Saath start a community cohesion project in Uxbridge High School.
04 Mar Aik Saath start a community cohesion project in Barnhill Community School, Hillingdon
01 Mar Aik Saath deliver two workshops at the Peace Education Network's annual conference, Peace Tools.
26 Feb Aik Saath's volunteers, staff and management committee celebrate ten years of Aik Saath, together as one.
25 Feb Aik Saath deliver two workshops and a presentation at Luton Borough Council's EMAS Annual Conference, Luton.
23 Feb Aik Saath are trained in Islamic approaches to conflict resolution by the Muslim Mediation Service.
19 Feb The Peer Training Team go on a team night out to Airport Bowl.
01 Feb Aik Saath start a seven week community cohesion project at Harlington Community School.
01 Feb The Partition exhibition moves to Bromley Museum.
01 Feb Aik Saath deliver an assembly to pupils in years 9 and 10 at Langley Grammar School.
31 Jan Aik Saath start a six week conflict resolution training programme at Montem Primary School.
31 Jan Aik Saath deliver an assembly to sixth form pupils at Langley Grammar School.
29 Jan Aik Saath deliver an assembly to pupils in year 11 at Langley Grammar School.
28 Jan Aik Saath deliver an assembly to pupils in years 7 and 8 at Langley Grammar School.
25 Jan Aik Saath deliver two workshops at Stand Up, Speak Out , a conference for young people organised by PeerLink.
16 Jan Aik Saath hold their fifth Annual General Meeting.
09 Jan Aik Saath deliver an assembly to year nine pupils at St Joseph's Catholic High School.
03 Jan Aik Saath's Partition exhibition opens at Forty Hall Museum in the London Borough of Enfield.
2007
06 Dec A Question and Answer Session with University of Oxford Historian Vanita Sharma as part of our Partition Exhibition's tenure at RISC.
04 Dec Aik Saath's Partition Exhibition opens at Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC).
29 Nov Aik Saath attend the launch of 'A Window On Extremism,' a report by Professor Ted Cantle, from the Institute for Community Cohesion for the London Borough of Hounslow.
26 Nov Aik Saath present at Promoting Community Cohesion Through Schools, A Runnymede Trust Conference
22 Nov The judges at the Children & Young People's Services Awards 2007 "Highly Commend" Aik Saath's work in the "Stay Safe" category.
22 Nov Aik Saath attend "Fear and Fashion: The use of knives and other weapons by young people," a conference organised by Lemos & Crane.
16 Nov Aik Saath deliver a workshop on race and racism for 14 young people from .
11 Nov Aik Saath produce a peace mural with graffiti artist Alexis Milne as part of FennerFest. Click here to see it.
07 Nov Aik Saath organise a public viewing of the Partition exhibition and a question and answer session with Vanita Sharma (historian, University of Oxford) on this subject. The event takes place as part of FennerFest.
06 Nov Aik Saath works with eleven young people at East Berkshire College, Langley on territorialism.
05 Nov Aik Saath's Partition exhibition moves to Arbour Vale School, Slough.
24 Oct Aik Saath are involved in Slough Young People's Centre's Diversity Day.
23 Oct Aik Saath organise an introduction to Polish language and culture as part of .
17 Oct Mandeep Kaur Sira, Aik Saath Project Manager, speaks at a conference - Citizenship and Community Engagement: Stimulating Cohesion and Overcoming Barriers to Integration (Harrington Hall Hotel, London).
09 Oct Aik Saath works with 131 year seven students from Slough and Eton Church of England Secondary School at their Street Wise Kids Day.
05 Oct Aik Saath deliver an assembly for Baylis Court School.
03 Oct Aik Saath deliver an assembly for Langleywood School.
03 Oct Aik Saath's Partition exhibition moves to Harrow Museum.
27 Sep Aik Saath speak at a multi-faith dialogue concerning Partition at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace.
11 Sep Aik Saath trains young people from the Creative Academy in how to be mentors as part of their Dance Degree.
03 Sep Aik Saath's Partition exhibition moves to Swansea Museum.
27-31 Aug Aik Saath's annual residential takes place in Shropshire. The peer training team was trained by Aik Saath staff and Marian Liebmann on arts-based approaches to conflict.
17 Aug Aik Saath launches the Partition Project, sixty years to the day that border between India and Pakistan was announced. The exhibition was attended by just over one hundred people. To find out more about the project, please visit the Partition website, by clicking here.
07 Aug Aik Saath works with 30 young people and youth workers in four different young people's centres in Reading on the issues of conflict and territorialism.
17 Jul Aik Saath works with 10 young people at Horsemoor Green Youth Community Centre on conflict and anger. The young people were participants in the NEET2EET programme.
3 - 4 July Aik Saath works with sixteen young people from Wexham Secondary School and Windsor Boys School as part of Windsor Arts Centre's Curves Straight Forward Programme.
18 Jun Aik Saath train fifteen workers from Oxford Youth Offending Team in conflict resolution.
23 May Aik Saath's community cohesion project at St Joseph's Catholic High School concludes with a presentation evening at the Polish Association. The evening's awards are presented by Slough Mayor Rashad Butt.
18 May Shazab Rafiq, (Aik Saath peer trainer), wins Slough's Young Citizen of the Year Award for his services to the community through Aik Saath.
26 Apr Aik Saath train 15 adults at the Green Street Youth and Community Centre, High Wycombe in conflict resolution and anti-racism work with young people as part of a series of training events for the CRE.
25 Apr Aik Saath train 14 adults at the Hamilton Centre, Reading in conflict resolution and anti-racism work with young people as part of a series of training events for the CRE.
24 Apr Aik Saath train 10 adults at Brighthelm Church and Community Centre, Brighton in conflict resolution and anti-racism work with young people as part of a series of training events for the CRE.
23 Apr Aik Saath train 13 adults at the Commission for Racial Equality, London in conflict resolution and anti-racism work with young people as part of a series of training events for the CRE.
05 Apr Aik Saath deliver a two hour introduction to oral history projects for the Heritage Lottery Fund at their conference,Young People and their Heritage in Reading.
27 March - 3 April The third takes place with showings taking place across Slough. 674 people visited us in our festival shop in the Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre and 1,267 people attended film showings. For more information, please visit the SDFF website by clicking here.
10 Mar As members of the Peace Education Network, Aik Saath assist with the organisation of and attend Human Rights: A Path to Peace, a one-day conference in Birmingham.
08 Mar Aik Saath deliver a day-long workshop for eleven young people taking part in the NEET2EET programme in Bracknell.
02 Mar Aik Saath start a new community cohesion six week programme in St Joseph's Catholic High School with 32 pupils.
16 Feb Aik Saath's Peer Training Team is runner up in the Peer Conflict Team category of the first annual PeerLink Awards. The ceremony took place at the London Aquarium & the team was treated to a VIP trip on the London Eye.
27-28 Jan Aik Saath take part in their first residential programme of the year. The peer training team take part in teambuilding activities & receive conflict resolution training from Michael Fryer, renownedCR consultant.
12 Jan Aik Saath resumes work in Wexham Secondary School, working with forty pupils.
09 Jan Aik Saath trains seven adults at Ealing Racial Equality Council on conflict resolution and anti-racism work with young people.
2006
08 Dec Aik Saath delivers a workshop to fifty teachers and artists at Conversations, a Creative Partnerships event at Vikram's Occasions Palace.
07 Dec Aik Saath delivers a workshop to three young people taking part in their Princes Trust team challenge and eleven older people at Wexham House Residential Home. This is Aik Saath's first ever workshop to be delivered in Punjabi.
17 Nov Aik Saath delivers a presentation to the Commission for Racial Equality
10 Nov Aik Saath starts a six week training programme in Wexham Secondary School, working with forty pupils.
07 Nov Aik Saath's peer conflict resolution team train 9 young people at Arbour Vale School.
06 Nov Aik Saath works with 42 young people from Our Lady of Peace Catholic Junior School to assist them with the running of an assembly on bullying and to help them formulate an anti-bullying policy.
2-3 Nov Aik Saath members attend Your Place or Mine? Engaging New Audiences with Heritage, a national conference run by English Heritage and the National Trust. Aik Saath presented on their experiences of being part of a heritage project- see Remembering Forgotten Heroes below for more details.
23 Oct Aik Saath works with thirteen young people on dealing with anger for e2e, Reading.
19 Oct Aik Saath facilitates a discussion for twelve teachers and arts professionals at the first meeting of a year long project called Curves Straight Forward.
19 Oct Aik Saath attends The Science of Violence, a seminar organised by the Academy of Medical Sciences, London
10 Oct Aik Saath works with 150 year seven students from Slough and Eton Church of England Secondary School at their Street Wise Kids Day.
6-7 Oct Aik Saath attends Safety in Numbers? at Burnley Youth Theatre and group members perform a play looking at the concept of loyalty. The conference was organised by Leap Confronting Conflict and Breaking Barriers in Burnley.
04 Oct Aik Saath is featured in the Society section of the national newspaper, the Guardian. Click here to read the article.
03 Oct Aik Saath work with teachers in Bromley, Kent at a multicultural schools fair, providing an introduction to conflict resolution techniques.
26 Sep Philip Wroughton, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire presents Aik Saath members with the Queen's Unsung Heroes Award. The presentation took place at Aik Saath's Annual General Meeting, at St Mary's Church.
19 Sep Aik Saath's peer conflict resolution team train 9 young people at Arbour Vale School.
16 Sep Aik Saath attend Racism, Liberty & the War on Terror, a conference organised by the Institute of Race Relations.
13 Sep Aik Saath train thirty teachers at a Focus Day co-ordinated by Creative Partnerships.
18th Aug - 25th Aug Asad Sadiq, Aik Saath's Trainee Schools Officer, is selected to take part in the United Network of Young Peacebuilders'Building Peace Skills 2006 Training Seminar: "Empowering and Training Young People for Non-Violent Social Change," Crimea, Ukraine
14th Aug - 18th Aug Aik Saath's annual residential takes place in Avon Tyrrell, the New Forest. The team take part in teambuilding activities such as abseiling, raft building and zip wiring & receive conflict resolution training from the staff team and Michael Fryer, renowned independent CR consultant. They also found time to relax & cook together (click on the activity for photographs).
12th Aug Aik Saath organise Routes4Change 2, a sponsored walk to raise money for the children of Yirgaalem, Ethiopia. The walk between Slough and Langley Country Park raised £700 for a new school in Yirgaalem.
26th July The Aik Saath peer conflict resolution team works with Aerosol Arabic to produce urban art on the themes of peace and conflict. Please click here for photos from the day.
13th July Aik Saath moves out of Slough Young People's Centre. The organisation now has its own office on Church Street (address top left).
11th July Aik Saath's second Take Action : Anti-Bullying and Conflict Resolution Conference for Primary School Children takes place at Lea Junior School. Pupils from Marish Primary School, Montem Primary School, Godolphin Junior School and Lea Junior School all took part.
3rd July Aik Saath's peer conflict resolution team train 30 peer mediators at Baylis Court School.
28th June To mark the end of the Community Cohesion project and to congratulate all the young people that took part on their hard work a presentation evening was held at Baylis House. Friends and families of all the participants attended and the Mayor of Slough, David MacIsaac presented the young people with their certificates.
22nd June The peer conflict resolution team's latest radio show, examining similarities and differences of identity is aired on Refugee Week Radio.
19th June Aik Saath screen Michael Winterbottom's In This World at Kingsway United Reform Church for Refugee Week.
12th June Aik Saath members are interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire about conflict resolution and knife crime.
2nd June Winners! Aik Saath are notified as winners of The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2006
26th May Aik Saath train 25 teachers at the Multicultural Schools Training Inset Day, Slough
15th May Aik Saath members attend Villa Park, the home of Aston Villa football Club, to take part in the filming of an anti-racism toolkit being produced by REWIND.
10th May Aik Saath delivers a workshop on race and racism for 9 young people at Protocol Skills, Slough.
3rd May Aik Saath delivers a workshop introducing conflict resolution skills for 11 young people at Protocol Skills, Slough.
27th April Mandeep Kaur Sira, Project Manager, delivers a presentation to delegates at a Common Purpose conference.
28th March- 3rd April The Second Same Difference Film Festival takes place, organised by Aik Saath in partnership with other local organisations.
24th March-26th March Aik Saath takes 32 pupils from Slough and Eton Secondary School and Beechwood Secondary School on a residential training weekend to Lee Valley as part of the community cohesion project.
27th Feb Aik Saath starts a six-week programme with 60 pupils at Lea Junior School.
24th Feb Aik Saath trains 14 young people from Slough Activate@SaraLee at the Haymill Centre, Slough
23rd Feb Aik Saath starts a six-week community cohesion project with pupils from the Westgate School, Slough. This will culminate in a residential with pupils from Slough and Eton Secondary School and Beechwood Secondary School.
22nd Feb Aik Saath starts a six-week community cohesion project with pupils from Beechwood Secondary School. This will culminate in a residential with pupils from Slough and Eton Secondary School and the Westgate School.
21st Feb Aik Saath starts a six-week community cohesion project with pupils from Slough and Eton Secondary School. This will culminate in a residential with pupils from Beechwood Secondary School and the Westgate School.
6th Feb Aik Saath trains 17 young people at Arbor Vale School on the theme of Understanding Conflict
31st Jan Aik Saath trains 71 young people at the Conflict Resolution in Schools Conference, Norfolk
2005
14th Dec Aik Saath's third annual general meeting took place at Slough Young People's Centre.
23rd Nov Aik Saath works with 90 James Elliman Primary School pupils on the theme of bullying, helping them to produce their own anti-bullying policies.
21st Nov Aik Saath presents an assembly at James Elliman Primary School on bullying for anti-bullying week.
2nd Nov Through the Wire: Conflict Resolution & Anti-Racism Skills for Young People 02 November 2005, Burnley Youth Theatre, A national conference organised by Aik Saath, Breaking Barriers in Burnely and the Conflict Resolution Network UK.
29th Oct Together As One: FennerFest and Aik Saath will light the skies above Slough to celebrate the fantastic mix of cultural festivals at this time of year - Eid, Dawali, All Saints Day, Zaduski, Yom Kippur. Lets celebrate all those things that unite us! St-Mary's Church, Slough SL1 1PJ
28th-29th Oct Phase One of the Common Ground Project is complete! The Common Ground Project is an ongoing artistic dialogue over issues of culture, diversity and social cohesion in our communities. Throughout the Summer, SYPC in collaboartion with Aik Saath have been bringing young people together with professional artists to explore these issues through dance, music, drama, radio, poetry and video production. See the first set of results at SYPC: 28/10 7.30 pm 29/10 1.30 pm 29/10 5.30 pm (the last performance culminates in the lights launch of Together As One (see above)
19th Oct Seven Aik Saath members attended Preventing Racist Violence, Work with Actual and Potential Perpetrators - Learning from Practice to Policy Change. The conference was held to launch the new Runnymede Trust report of the same name. Four members of Aik Saath's peer conflict resolution team were invited to speak as our organisation is featured as an example of best practice. Click here to download the report. Click here for a photograph of the team.
17th Oct Aik Saath works with pupils from Montem Junior School and James Elliman Junior School in preparation for the Together As One event.
4th Oct Aik Saath works with 150 year seven students from Slough and Eton Church of England Secondary School at their Street Wise Kids Day.
29th Sept Aik Saath works with 12 young people from the Prince's Trust on conflict and anger.
27th Aug Routes4Change: The Aik Saath Sponsored Walk for Peace: 35 people walk between Southall and Slough to raise money for Aik Saath conflict resolution group. Click here for more details or here for images.
15th Aug Aik Saath works with 18 young people at Manor Park Young People's Centre.
8th-11th Aug Aik Saath's annual peer training team residential takes place at Lee Valley Youth Hostel in Cheshunt.
18th July Aik Saath delivers a presentation at the I-Power-I Anti-bullying Conference, Stoke Newington, London. To read about this event on the CRN:UK, please click here.
14th July The Take Action Conference: Conflict Resolution and Anti-Bullying Skills for Young People, is held at the West Wing Arts Centre. 100 Primary School Children from four different schools attended the event. Click here to read about the conference or click here to read how the media portrayed the event.
27th June Aik Saath train 25 peer mentors from Baylis Court Secondary School in conflict resolution skills and techniques.
24th June Aik Saath assist the 16+ and Asylum Team of Slough Borough Council with an evening celebrating the contribution of refugees to their host societies through the arts.
20th June Aik Saath and the 16+ & Asylum Team organise a photographic exhibition by Howard Davies called Images of Exile at St Mary's Church, Slough for Refugee Week. To download a poster, please right click here and select 'save as'.
6th -7th May Aik Saath on behalf of Slough Community Relations Partnership, presents the Same Difference film festival. Over the two days, six feature films and many more short films were shown at the West Wing Arts Centre, Slough. To read more about the background to the festival, please click here. To see a list of the films shown, please click here. To read a press review, please click here.
22nd April Aik Saath collaborates with Resoure Productions to produce a short film with young people from Lea Junior School for the Same Difference Film Festival.
21st April Aik Saath collaborates with Resoure Productions to produce a short film with young people from Godolphin Junior School for the Same Difference Film Festival.
20th April Aik Saath collaborates with Resoure Productions to produce a short film with young people from Montem Junior School for the Same Difference Film Festival.
6th April Aik Saath group members attend the launch of the United Indian Ex-Servicemen's Club of Slough Forgotten Heroes exhibition at Slough Museum. Part of the exhibition is dedicated to interviews with the ex-servicemen by Aik Saath's peer training team.
29th March-4th April Aik Saath works with 58 young people from the Afterhours Arts Academy based at SYPC. Aik Saath will be working alongside the Academy to produce a multimedia arts installation at the West Wing along the theme of Common Ground. The final product will appear at the West Wing in September of this year.
28th March Aik Saath team day out: Aik Saath's peer conflict resolution team visit London Zoo on a teambuilding day out.
19th March Aik Saath train young people at the Young Mediator's Network Residential Weekend 2005, Woodrow House, Buckinghamshire
11th March Aik Saath trains 44 young people from a variety of London schools at a Schools Council UK conference, Deutsche Bank, Winchester House, London.
2nd March Aik Saath trains twelve young people at Slough Young People's Centre as part of 'Men's Day.'
25-27th Feb Aik Saath trains 32 young people from Beechwood Secondary School and Slough & Eton Secondary School at a residential in Portsmouth.
23rd Feb The Peer Training Team is filmed working at Beechwood Secondary School for the Home Office, in order to feature in a 'Best Practice' CD-ROM.
22nd Feb The Peer Training Team interviews ex-servicemen from the United Indian Ex-Servicemen's Club of Slough as part of a project organised by English Heritage to preserve their experiences of the Second World War.
21st Feb Aik Saath starts an eight week training programme with 36 young people from Lea Junior School.
18th Feb The Peer Training Team put their ideas and opinions to Slough's decisionmakers at the Slough Youth Voices conference, at the Centre, Farnham Road.
9th Feb Aik Saath trains seven young people, taking part in Slough Young People's Centre's CT4YP programme.
2nd Feb Aik Saath completes a 3-hour training programme on communication, at Slough Council for Voluntary Services.
2nd Feb Aik Saath starts a six-week community cohesion project with pupils from Beechwood Secondary School. This will culminate in a residential with pupils from Slough and Eton Secondary School.
1st Feb Aik Saath starts a six-week community cohesion project with pupils from Slough and Eton Secondary School. This will culminate in a residential with pupils from Beechwood School.
28-30th Jan Forty young people from Aik Saath; Football Unites, Racism Divides and; Breaking Barriers in Burnley take part in a three-way residential at the Peace Centre (The Tim ParryJohnathan Ball Trust). To read a report on the residential, please click here. To read how the local media reported this event, please click here.
27th Jan Aik Saath recommences its work with Herschel Pupil Training Centre: an initiative providing training for pupils from a variety of Slough's schools.
2004
14th Dec Aik Saath team night out to Laser Quest in Wokingham.
10-12th Dec Aik Saath attends an anti-racism training weekend in Liverpool, organised by REWIND. Other organisations, such asBradford Keighly Youth Parliament, and the M13 Project were also in attendance.
27th Nov Aik Saath attends the Quaker Peace and Social Witness Education and Youth Subcommittee Network and Training Dayat Friends House, London.
26th Nov Aik Saath trains nine young people from Activate@SaraLee in a day-long session to prepare them to work with other young people at Activate.
19-20th Nov Aik Saath attends a 24 hour conference in Rugby. Organised by Peace Direct, the conference looked at increasing co-operation between peace groups in Britain and conflict-affected societies.
6th Nov Sikhs in The City is staged at the West Wings Arts Centre. The proceeds from this event, organised by the Fenner Fest, have been donated to Aik Saath.
4th Nov Aik Saath starts its involvement with Herschel Pupil's Training Centre: a new initiative providing training for pupils from a variety of Slough's schools.
2nd Nov Aik Saath holds its second annual general meeting at Slough Young People's Centre.
2nd Nov Aik Saath starts a six week programme at Montem Junior School.
1st Nov Aik Saath starts a twelve session programme at Godolphin School.
1st Nov Aik Saath starts a six week programme at Arbour Vale School.
1st Nov Aik Saath appoints its first Trainee Schools Officer, Asad Sadiq, (former Volunteer).
27th Oct Aik Saath trains young people from United Sikh Youth of Slough at Slough Young People's Centre.
22nd Oct Aik Saath hosts the Lucknow-UK Dialogues in conjunction with Peace Direct: a conference incorporating the City Montessori School, Lucknow, India; Aik Saath; Slough Race Equality Council and; Thames Valley Police with over 100 attendees. For more info, please click here. To read more about how it was reported in the media, please click here.
6th - 9th Sept Aik Saath trains young people from Protocol Skills and Berkshire Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme in ways of dealing with anger and conflict.
20th Aug Aik Saath trains12 young people from Sapphire Young Asian Women's Group at the Rotunda Youth and Community Centre, as part of the PAYP programme.
17th-18th Aug The training team visits Harlow to work with young people on a residential. Aik Saath provides two sessions of training for a group from Islington Children's Fund youth work training programe
10th Aug The Peer Conflict Resolution Team visit Bournemouth for a team day out.
4th Aug Aik Saath trains young people at Manor Park Young People's Centre, as part of the PAYP programme.
29th June Aik Saath holds its first national conference dedicated to conflict resolution. Breaking Through: Young People & Conflict Resolution in the UK attracted approximately 200 young people from across the UK.
8th June Aik Saath starts a six week programme in Slough and Eton Church of England Secondary School
3rd June The Aik Saath Show is aired on 87.7 Radio Underdog
24th May The Aik Saath Peer Training Team trains peer mentors at Baylis Court School, Slough.
24th May Aik Saath trains young people taking part in Radio Underdog at SYPC.
19th May The Aik Saath Peer Training Team starts a three day training programme on gangs with Leap Confronting Conflict.
6th May Mandeep Kaur Sira, Aik Saath's Project Manager, was invited to attend a Roundtable discussion on the Causes of Racism and Successful Interventions, held by the University of Middlesex at the NCVO in London.
29th April Aik Saath's Conflict Resolution film, Common Ground, will be shown on Sky Open Access Channel 687 at 18.00.
14th March Training begins with eleven young people, taking part in Slough Young People's Centre's CT4YP programme.
9th March Aik Saath makes a presentation at the Government of the South East conference in Oxford
2nd March Aik Saath starts a six week programme in Burnham Grammar School
21st Feb AikSaath attends the lauch of a new Peer Leadership Training Programme, run by the Children's Fund in Islington. We will be training the young people in the summer (2004)
19th Feb Aik Saath trains young people at Manor Park Young People's Centre, as part of the PAYP programme, using the stories of Tupac Shakur & Biggie Smalls.
14th Feb Aik Saath attend a conference organised by the National Union of Teachers: 25 Years After Blair Peach: Where Next for Anti-Racist Education?
11th Feb Aik Saath conducts an interactive presentation at the 'Stop it Now!' Peer Mentoring conference (Beechwood school).
5th Feb A ten-week training programme starts at Langleywood school.
23rd Jan Aik Saath conduct two workshops at Y2K4, the annual event organised by Slough Youth Parliament.
2003
1st Dec Aik Saath hosts its first ever Annual General Meeting. This website is also launched at the Rotunda Youth and Community Centre.
20th Nov Aik Saath conduct a workshop at the annual Young Mediator's Network Conference, organised by LEAP.
18th Nov The Peer Training Team starts its annual training residential at Stratford-Upon-Avon.
18th Nov Aik Saath's new conflict resolution tool is launched at the UGC Cinema, Slough. Approximately 80 people turn up to see the short-film.
5th Nov The second of two six-week training programmes begins at Wexham school.
30th Oct Aik Saath trains 34 young people at Manor Park Young People's Centre, as part of the PAYP programme.
17th Oct The Permanent Secretary of the Home Office, John Gieve, visits Aik Saath and observes one of our trainings.
11th Oct Aik Saath's short-film Respect is played at the Co-Operative Young Filmmaker's Festival in Bradford.
1st Oct Aik Saath's new project development worker, Rob Deeks commences work for Aik Saath.
8th Sept The first of two six-week training programmes begins at Wexham school.
22nd July Training in conflict resolution skills is held with the Radio Underdog group at Slough Young People's Centre.
18th July Training in conflict resolution skills is held with the Radio Underdog group at Slough Young People's Centre.
14th July Workshops complete at the Lismore Park Estate- Overall 23 young people took part aged between 5-14
29th June Training in conflict resolution skills is held with the Radio Underdog group at .
23rd June Teambuilding and communications workshops are held with young people from the Lismore Park Estate, once a week for the next 4 weeks.
28th May The Aik Saath group head out to another Team Day Out to the Frontier Centre in Irthlingbrough
22nd May The Aik Saath peer training team give an interactive presentation to peer mentors from Baylis Court School.
19th May Aik Saath complete training at Beechwood School
28th Mar Aik Saath Deliver a second workshop to the CT4YP group, this time to workshop tutors.
24th Mar Aik Saath start to work with a youth group in Britwell, in slough around conflict resolution issues they have come across in the projects they are trying to deliver, namely the construction of a new youth shelter in their area.
23rd Mar Aik Saath deliver a workshop to CT4YP (creative training for young people) assistant tutors held at Slough Young Peoples Centre.
17th Mar Aik Saath start training at Beechwood School in slough. The training will be one hour a week for six weeks and will cover, culture, anger and conflict resolution.
15th Mar Aik Saath hold a workshop at the Quarrel Shop conference in London organised by Leap, around the issue of communities and conflicts.
11th Mar The group holds their final training session at Slough and Eton School and 8 pupils complete the course.
7th Mar The group give a presentation at the 'Stop it now' annual Peer Mentoring conference in Slough.
2nd Mar Aik Saath carry out a training session with 'Fusion' dance group based at Slough Young Peoples Centre.
27th Feb Aik Saath holds a series of 3 workshops over three weeks, on Anger and Conflict for pupils from the Pupil Referral Unit in Slough.
21st Feb Team Building day for the Aik Saath group - Go-karting in Reading!!
17th Jan Aik Saath hold two introductory workshops at the 'Y2K3' youth forum conference held in Slough.
7th Jan The Group starts delivering training at Slough and Eton School. A 7 week programme around, Identity, conflict resolution and facilitation.
3rd Jan A refresher Training Day is held for Aik Saath group member on Conflict Resolution skills and Delivering training.
2002
7th Dec Members if the Aik Saath group carry out a workshop on 'Understanding Conflict' at the 'Piece be Piece' residential weekend held in Cheshire organised by Leap.
24th-27th Oct Aik Saath's third annual residential training weekend held in Oxford. 10 young people took part and the training covered Conflict resolution and Facilitation Skills.
September The group works with photographer and design artist Ben Johnson to produce some new promotional postcards to reflect the work and aims of Aik Saath to target young people.
July Aik Saath secures funding from the Community Fund for three years
July Aik Saath complete their second video based on the theme of 'identity'.
5th July Team Day out for the Group - Paintballing in Reading!
28th June Group members give a presentation at the 'Stop it Now' peer-mentoring conference held in Slough for the new peer-mentoring scheme being run in local schools.
27th June Group members give a presentation at the seminar on 'Community Cohesion and Conflict Resolution' Held in London and organised by the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit.
8th June The group speak at the 'Being British and Feeling Muslim' conference held at and organised by Cumberland Lodge, in response to the riots that took place in the summer of 2001 in Bradford and Oldham.
17th Apr The group give another presentation at the 'Conflict Intervention' Seminar for heads of government offices as an example of good practise in the field of conflict resolution.
March Aik Saath completes video project called 'Drugless' on young peoples view on drugs
6th Mar The Aik Saath group gives a presentation at the 'Diversity, Race Relations and Citizenship Education ' conference organised by Thames Valley Partnership held in High Wycombe. The young people's presentation received some very good feedback.
30th Jan Aik Saath give a presentation at Wexham School for young people on the Aik Saath project.
January Aik Saath becomes a Charity
18th Jan Slough Youth Forum Conference where Aik Saath held a successful workshop, introducing conflict resolution skills to young people from Slough.
2001
6th Dec Aik Saath becomes a Limited Company
3rd Dec Group attend The Phillip Lawrence Awards reunion Event
6th Oct Members take part in a training session held in London on, 'Advanced Mediation Skills' at the LEAP Centre.
22nd Aug Induction Day for new members wanting to join Aik Saath.
7th June Presentation carried out in Barcelona at a conference titled, 'Crisis Situations and the Role of Mediators'. Run by the Catalan Institute of the Mediterranean.
14th March Aik Saath moves to new offices at Slough Young Peoples Centre.
2000
11th Dec Initial meeting of the new management committee set up for the project - Project starts preparations to move in to the voluntary sector.
22nd-24th Nov Presentation at a conference in Windsor titled, ' Young People, Citizenship, Social Exclusion and Responsibility'.
15th Nov Workshop held at the SCCD Mini Conference in London titled, 'Young People and Community Development'
8th Nov Second set of training carried out in Slough and Eton School
4th Oct Training carried out with two young people referred from Slough Youth Offending Team.
20th Sept Presentation in Bradford to visiting members of the Norwegian Home office.
15th-17th Sept Third Residential Training Weekend held in Bristol facilitated by Mandeep Kaur Sira, Saima Arif, Jehan Khan and Jagdeesh Singh.
23rd July Euro-Asian Mela, the project had a small stall promoting the project and successfully recruited new volunteers.
10th July Final Training session at Baylis Court School, 7 girls completed the training.
10th May Final Training session at Slough and Eton Secondary School. The group successfully trained 12 young people.
10th April Presentation at a Conference in Henley titled, 'Young Citizens Shaping the Future'
24th March Training sessions begin at Baylis Court Girls Secondary School.
8th March Training sessions begin at Slough and Eton Secondary School.
22nd Feb One Day refresher training session facilitated by Mandeep Kaur Sira.
11th Feb Outreach conducted at Wexham Youth Centre, young people were given the opportunity to talk about issues related to conflict that affect their lives.
1999
20th Dec Presentation to Staff at Baylis Court Secondary School.
Dec Outreach conducted in the High Street in Slough, we distributed flyers and talked to young people about Slough and Conflict Resolution.
1st Nov Presentation to Staff at Slough and Eton Secondary School.
24th-26th Sept Second Residential Training Weekend held in Streetly on Thames, facilitated by Ammara Khan-Haque, Mandeep Kaur Sira, Saima Arif and Maqsood Mir.
22nd Sept Presentation at a conference in Abingdon titled, 'Reducing Conflict and Promoting Tolerance in Schools'. Organised by Thames Valley Partnership. Link to www.thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk
13th Sept Aik Saath appoints Mandeep Kaur Sira as Project Development Worker (later promoted to Project Manager )
19th July Presentation to Pupils at Baylis Court Secondary School.
July Presentation to Youth at Chalvey Youth and Community Centre in Slough.
May Presentation to The Educational Psychologists at Slough Borough Council, who from this presentation helped, builds links with Schools in Slough.
5th & 6th March 'Dostoh' the group's drama production is performed at Slough Young Peoples Centre. (Link to www.sypc.co.uk)
1998
Dec The Group wins the Phillip Lawrence Award for the innovative work they were doing in the community, along with a cheque for £750.
31st July - 2nd Aug First Residential Training Weekend held in London and facilitated by Ammara Khan-Haque, Auvtar Lakhan, Zarqa Hussain and Saqib Deshmukh.
25th & 26th July Euro-Asian Mela held at Upton Court Park in Slough. The group carried out promotion and recruited new members onto the project at this event.
20th July- 28th Aug Summer University at Thames Valley University - Members of Aik Saath held four workshops on Conflict Resolution for young people.
30th March 'The Peacemaker' Documentary is aired on Channel Four. The documentary covered the tensions in Slough with Dr. Weeks as the Conflict Facilitator.
2nd Feb Initial training sessions for young people and members of the local community of Slough on Conflict Resolution, facilitated by Dr. Dudley Weeks.