Bengalis Organisations in the UK
UK BASED BENGALI ORGANISATIONS
There are a number of UK based Bengali organisations working for the betterment of the Bengali community:
At present the UK has a population of about half a million Bengalis. The first generation Bengalis tended to maintain close contact as they established themselves in the UK. To this day, they continue to maintain this informal contact and provide a 'sense of community' through local community associations, mosques and other such organisations.
The last few years has seen the second generation establishing itself in the British society, excelling in education and progressing to professional jobs both in private and public sectors. However there is an ever-growing vacuum among these Bengalis who are increasingly feeling the distance and seclusion from their local communities. BoB was formed to provide these professionals with the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss.
BritBangla is a celebration of the achievements of British Bengalis from all over the country. The aim is to promote these extraordinary talents and draw attention to the remarkable contribution Bengalis have made to British society.
BritBangla achieve to do this by bringing together like-minded people and build up a strong network of professional Bengalis to collectively share their successes and raise the Brit Bengali profile. British Bengalis who feel they have something to offer are encouraged to take part in the various programmes and projects which will hopefully benefit the community as a whole.
The British-Bangladeshi Professional Association is a not-for-profit organisation founded to foster educational attainment and the pursuit of professional excellence in the Bangladeshi community in the United Kingdom.
Ragged School Museum
The Ragged School Museum strives to make the unique history of the East End of London accessible to everyone. The Museum runs a variety of different activities for all ages. These include workshops, history talks, treasure hunts and canal walks. These are open to all.
Banglabangla enables young people to learn about life in Bangladesh, through information provided by young people with experience of the culture and community. The site's development, co-ordinated by the Humanities Education Centre in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, UK has involved young people at all stages.
24 Hour Museum - Bengali Heritage in London
Forging a Unique Identity: Bengali Heritage in London Article by By Shruti Ganapathy 23/06/2005
British Bangla Youth
Connecting young British Bangladeshis with Bangladeshi youth project This project was set in motion by RMMRU and aims to develop links between young British-Bangladeshis and their counterparts in Bangladesh.