The Chinese in Wales Association (CIWA) is a charitable organisation which aims to deliver services that will make a positive difference to the lives of ethnic Chinese residents in Wales.
CIWA was set up to meet the changing demographic needs of the Chinese community in Wales. We are building on the support given by Swansea Chinese Community Co-op Centre over the previous 20 years. Now CIWA, with their support, are developing better services to meet the changing needs of the Chinese community in Swansea and the surrounding areas. We aim to bring our services and community building to other parts of Wales.
CIWA has its headquarters based in Swansea. We are currently operating a drop-in community centre based in 2nd Floor, Swansea Grand Theatre. This provides core services such as language services in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka-Chinese and English, alongside advocacy, and case referral. Based on our experience and recourse, we advise on local welfare, housing, healthcare, education and employment. We also organise social and educational activities and participate in the promotion of a diverse, multi-cultural society.
Our latest drop-in opening hours are: Monday to Thursday 12pm to 4pm.