World Young Stars Association

WYSA is a group made up of refugees and local residents from Sheffield. The group was set up to empower and facilitate active integration of refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable people in Sheffield. The group aims to empower individuals, educate and give them a sense of belonging. The aim of the group is to promote community cohesion, social inclusion, full equality and provide a safe place of sanctuary and friendship. We want to break down barriers faced by isolated communities, different faiths, ages, abilities and ethnic minorities to promote full integration dispelling unfounded prejudices to provide a harmonious community. The group plan activities for the community to take part in celebrating community cohesion and life in the UK.

WYSA has been running informal learning and fun activities at Learn for Life. This has included a visit to Yorkshire Wildlife park, Awareness sessions, walks, games, art, IT and sports.

Summer of Sanctuary Africa window

Constructing our first jigsaw

WYSA members playing Pool

WYSA family learning celebration

WYSA celebration

WYSA Women discussion group

WYSA discussion group

Monkeys at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Watching the lions at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

WYSA members enjoying Chatsworth

Two of WYSA's founders

playing table football

Playing table tennis

Playing in the summer