OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES
“To assist members of the Pakistani and other minority ethnic individuals to develop themselves, in order to participate in mainstream society.”
Summary of objectives and activities
The objectives of the organisation, as set out in its governing document are:
a) To promote the benefit of the Pakistani and the greater community living in Leicester and Leicestershire and neighbourhood (hereinafter referred to as the area of benefit), without distinction of sex or sexual orientation, age or political or religious or other opinions, by associating together the said inhabitants and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to:
- Provide for education, leisure and cultural needs within the community in the interest of social welfare with the object of improving conditions of life;
- Provide for educational and training needs;
- Offer social, recreational and cultural programmes for the community groups and individuals, offering support, advice and leisure activities;
- Assess and assist individuals to fulfil needs and offer support and advice;
- Advocate for the needs of the Pakistani community in Leicester to statutory, voluntary, independent and commercial sectors and to represent the Pakistani community as appropriate;
b) To reduce poverty and deprivation
c) To advance religion
How our activities deliver Public benefit
The main areas of our charitable activity and how we deliver public benefit are through the provision of direct services, information and signposting and raising the profile of Pakistani and other BAME communities living in Leicester and surrounding areas, their issues and concerns.
Our direct services aimed at providing support to individuals to develop themselves, in order to participate in mainstream society.
Pakistan Youth & Community Association (PYCA) runs various projects offering Education & Training, Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG), Young Persons Support Programme (YPSP), PYCA’s Social Engagement Programme (PSEP – part of Leicester
Ageing Together Programme), Social & Cultural events, information & signposting schemes.
The board of directors have considered the general guidance on public benefit issued by the Charity Commission and has taken due regard to that guidance. The board consider that they are satisfied that the charity’s activities do provide a wide public social benefit.
ACHIEVEMENT AND PERFORMANCE
We provide Educational, cultural, social, advice and support services in an environment tailored to specific cultural and religious needs of our community and where young people and women feel confident, comfortable and are encouraged to become lifelong learners.
While offering much-needed services to the local community, PYCA has successfully furthered community cohesion through its inclusive approach towards members of all cultures and backgrounds.
The charity has been recognised by Investors in People and has achieved Matrix accreditation for advice services.