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The Hason Raja Centre (HRC) is located on Vallance Road (Whitechapel, London E1) and serves as important gathering place for local communities, providing a wide range of activities, services, and resources.

Here are some common uses and purposes of the centre:

  • Recreational activities: Hason Raja Centre offers spaces and facilities for various recreational activities such as sports, fitness classes, dance lessons, arts and crafts, and hobbies. These activities promote physical well-being, creativity, and social interaction.
  • Educational programme: HRC host public programmes and workshops for all age groups. These have included adult education classes, tutoring services, computer training, language courses, and workshops on various topics such as health, finance, or parenting.
  • Cultural and arts events: HRC frequently serves as a venue for cultural events, art exhibitions, architectural exploration, small theatre performances, and other artistic and creative endeavours. HRC provide a platform for local artists and performers to showcase their talent and enrich the cultural life of the community.
  • Social and support groups: HRC often facilitate social and support groups where individuals with similar interests or needs can come together. These groups may focus on topics such as parenting, senior activities, support for specific health conditions, or community advocacy.
  • Childcare and youth programmes: These programmes provide a safe and supervised environment for children (with parental supervision), teenagers and young adults by promoting their personal development, social skills, and engagement in positive activities.
  • Meeting and event spaces: At the HRC we often hold meetings or private events, available for rent. The space has been previously used by local organisations, clubs, businesses, or individuals to host meetings, conferences, workshops, community gatherings, or for private bookings.
  • Community services: HRC provide essential services to the community, such as a food hub, job training programmes, or health and wellness initiatives. These services address the specific needs of the local community in East London and promote overall well-being.
  • Volunteer opportunities: HRC offer opportunities for community members to engage in volunteering, to learn skills and to give back. Volunteers may assist with programmes, events, administrative tasks, or support services, fostering a sense of civic participation and community engagement.

Please note that specific uses and offerings at Hason Raja Centre vary and any new volunteer-led initiatives will have to be approved by SHA staff. If you’re interested in utilising or learning more about Hason Raja Centre or volunteer opportunities, please speak with a member of staff.