14 February 2024 

Last week we hosted an enlightening and successful Annual Charity Evening for our supporters, partners and friends. Our community came together to discuss HealthProm’s work and particularly how we support migrants and refugees adjusting to life in the UK. We spotlighted our work with Ukrainian and Afghan migrants and refugees-- highlighting the importance of community based educational and health services for parents and their children to enable them to overcome their experiences of conflict and rebuild their lives.  

Simon Ray (Chair), warmly welcomed all our attendees and reiterated our commitment to working with and for families that have been disadvantaged in the UK and abroad—whether it be due to disabilities, health challenges or social exclusion.  

Tanya Buynovskaya (Director of Operations) and Masood Amer (Afghanistan Project Manager)  presented updates on our international projects carried out in partnership with local civil society organisations. Tanya presented an end of project update on our work strengthening the rights of families with children with disabilities in Belarus. The project notably helped 6,536 children with disabilities and life-limiting conditions across all regions of Belarus. Masood spoke about our work improving maternal and child health in Northern Afghanistan. With our help, our local partners have been able to achieve amazing milestones, including eradicating maternal deaths due to pregnancy complications. 

Benafsha Yaqubi (Afghanistan Project Coordinator) and our project partners at the Afghan Association of London spoke about our supplementary education project for young Afghans in London. The project ensures that young Afghans have extra support to ensure they do not fall behind in their studies while also offering fun and engaging social activities for them to find friends. We are thrilled that this work will expand this year.  

Diana Mark (Ukrainian Refugee Project Manager) spoke about the impact of the comprehensive services we have provided to Ukrainian refugees in the UK since the start of the war. Diana reflected on how at the start of the project many of the conversations revolved around the trauma of the war and their experiences; today after finding community, many are speaking about life. 

We also heard from representatives of the Islington and Camden Councils on their initiatives to support migrants and refugees in the boroughs and the important role that charities like HealthProm play in creating a home away from home for people who have been displaced.  

As we continue our projects this year, we are enthusiastic about expanding our work and exploring new possibilities to support our beneficiaries. Thank you to all our supporters and friends who attended the event.  

HealthProm is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1100459 at Voluntary Action Islington, 200A Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9JP. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website. To learn more, read our privacy policy.
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