The Pakistan Welfare Association is a non-political, non-sectarian, cultural and educational organisation in Southampton, Hampshire. As a well-known, trusted Pakistani community organisation we represent the residents of Southampton and surrounding areas. As compassionate professionals, we undertake responsibilities for those unable to speak English, and we aid underprivileged members of the community.
The Story behind Our Organisation
Pakistan Welfare Association (PWA) strives to make a positive difference while representing the Pakistani community.
At the outset, the PWA had no premises or resources, and initial meetings were held at the homes of the founding members. Since beginning as a community association operating from members’ homes, we have expanded to involve Southampton’s community.
Inspired to Make a Difference
Our initiative to form the association arose out of growing concerns that local Pakistani community members were facing exclusion in key areas. These areas included health, housing, education, and employment.
At this time, it appeared there was a threat of permanency, which would reduce opportunity for the following generation. Because of this, we were inspired to take serious remedial action to tackle the root cause. Our founding members put together a mission statement, and thus formed the PWA.
Our Mission Today
Today, the PWA is becoming increasingly active in helping to tackle local issues. Our dedicated members actively campaign for positive social change, and our inclusive association takes pride in its efforts to involve all members.
We welcome all generations of Pakistani individuals, who throughout the years have become resident and settled in Southampton.
Inspired to Make a Difference
To help the community to meet its needs; and to liaise with the community, the local government, and non-governmental organisations. To educate, motivate, and empower the community.
The PWA's Objectives
Devoted to our mission, we aim to accomplish set goals. Our objectives are outlined as follows:
To promote friendship, goodwill, and understanding between the people of Pakistan and the UK.
To celebrate the national and historic events of importance to its members.
To arrange social, cultural, religious, welfare, and sporting activities for its members, including children, students, men, women, and elders.
To raise awareness about the Pakistani culture and values among its members and their children.
To promote community cohesion, integration, understanding, and tolerance among its members and other local communities.
To establish goodwill and working relationships between the association and other local bodies, including ethnic and cultural associations.
Join Our Membership Programme
Become a valued member of our organisation and take part in the stimulating cultural activities we offer. You do not need any qualifications to become a member, and you are welcome to join us whatever your age.
Enthusiastic to promote the presence of young people within our organisation, we encourage Pakistani youths to get in touch with our friendly Committee Members. Membership is paid annually.
Fill Out Our Membership Form
To become a member of our organisation, simply download a membership form or complete online below. The membership of the association is open to anyone living in Southampton and the surrounding vicinity and who is willing to support and promote the objectives of the association.
We do not discriminate on gender, race, ethnicity, or religion. Membership forms are also available by contacting us via phone, email, or post. Please change the wording as in red above.