The London Tamil Sangam is a registered charity, established since 1960. We are a voluntary and community organisation based in Manor Park in the London Borough of Newham. Our Projects are partly funded by “The London Borough of Newham”. We are one of the oldest ethnic minority organisations.
The Association is established particularly for people of Tamil origin in London to:
- Advance public education.
- Advance Tamil Language, Culture and History.
- To relieve poverty.
- To provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation or leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life of the said persons and for such other charitable purposes.
- To propagate the conception of universal brotherhood.
- To propagate and foster Tamil and other Dravidian culture and to encourage the study of Tamil Language and Literature in particular through the medium of publications of books, magazines, newspapers, etc in Tamil and English.
- To establish schools, libraries, study groups and Tamil and English classes for adults and children.
- To organise classes and training for women to help them integrate into the multi-cultural society.
- To organise youth activities in the fields of music, drama, sports, recreation, etc.
- To celebrate Harvest festival (Pongal) and other Tamilian festivals.
- To provide social, welfare and advisory services to the members and others.
- To establish a community centre to carry out these objectives successfully.
- To up-lift the Tamil community living in Britain through education, employment advice and social inclusion.
- To integrate Tamil society living in Britain into British way of life by providing various training classes, employment oriented courses, mental and physical health development, children activities, cultural activities and lectures.