Harrow Iranian Community Association (HICA) was formed in 1991 with the primary objective of assisting Persian speaking (Farsi / Dari / Tajiki) residents of Harrow and its neighbouring boroughs with education, health, settlement, family problems, benefits and housing.
- Saturday Mother Tongue Language School (Madresa-yi Iran), offers Persian language tuition for pupils between the ages of and 5-16 years.
- Women’s Social Group (WSG) provides recreational activities and traditional dance sessions to promote community spirit and enhance greater networking in the community.
- Children’s football club provides the youth of our community with physical fitness and promotes team play and co-operation as well as a chance for them to mix with other young Iranians and Farsi speaking youth.
- Skilled volunteers offer assistance to new arrivals and refugees, during the initial stages of their arrival.
- Consultation and advice in domestic matters. Genuine cases are referred to specialists in the field. Legal matters are directly referred to solicitors and statutory organisations.
- We encourage our members and clients to participate in the millennium awards ‘champions for change’ program. This will enable them to improve their skills and gain the necessary qualifications to act independently.
- We work closely with other local community organisations and charities to share resources and to maximise our effectiveness in the locality.
- With the assistance of Harrow College and the Women’s Portfolio of the Ismaili Council for England, we provide ESOL classes for the elderly and refugees.
- In addition to special festivities, HICA also celebrate Iranian calendar events such as New Year (Novrooz), Last Friday (Charshanbe sury) and the Longest Night of the year (yalda).
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