Over several decades, Goans have immigrated abroad to both lands near and far. There is a high population density of Goans in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. However these Goans still stay true to their roots and often gather for annual events whether it be sports, birthdays or feasts.
Some Goan communities often communicate on a global scale, with use of the internet. For example in the United Kingdom there was a lack of community spirit amongst the youngsters. 'Young London Goan Society ' was formed. This allowed young Goans to mingle with fellow Goans in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
YLGS now has many social events such as charity balls, day trip to amusement parks, salsa nights and the monthly meetups. There is something for everyone. YLGS started about two years back and has now expanded dramatically with over 400 members not only in the UK but Holland, Germany and Zimbabwe. YLGS now have their own newsletter and website. This exemplifies the Goan spirit.
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Mr. Eddie Fernandes
The Young London Goans Society (YLGS) is a group of, yes, you guessed it, Young London Goans, aged 18 and over!
We have an online Forum, Photo Gallery and Events Diary so you can see what we've been up to and what we're planning for the future.
Miss. Alison Braganza
BMX UK - is a re-union opportunity for all ex-students from the 3 institutions (St Xavier’s College, St Britto’s and St Marys School, Mapusa Goa,) to meet up and renew acquaintances, socialise, party, laugh and recount past memories.
Mr. Herbert-Jennifer Fernandes
Catholic Goan Network is a network of Catholic Goans who conduct services and programmes for the benefit and welfare of the Catholic Goan Community around the world.
Catholic Goan Network (CGN) is a group of Goans who are committed to the Catholic faith and their Goan heritage. It was first launched August 15, 2000, and is a closed list.
Clare & Patrick de Sousa
Goa has been a fascinating secret for 5 centuries - a Latin enigma buried in the heart of Asia. Now for the first time Goa opens its doors to international vistors, scholars and groups as Goa stands at this critical cross- roads to re-examine its identity. Our mission is to host the greatest Goan Festival ever, provide fabulous hospitality, networking, an oustanding program and entertainment. Our theme is G.I.A.N.T.: 'Goan Identity And Networking Today.'
“To provide Goans and their friends an enjoyable and a relaxing time without the need for formal membership. In doing this, we will showcase our cultural activities and also learn and integrate with the multicultural society of Melbourne”.
We do not have membership or a hierarchy in our organisation. We believe that formal structures may not necessararily be the best way to project the image of a community particularly when one is a minority in a large multicultural country like Australia.
Oscar C. Lobo
Landmark Goa is an event for the Goan and non-Goan community to enjoy and embrace Goan culture. All profits go to mother Theresa Goan charity.
Fenny Fever was launched in April 2007 to develop community social networking and enhance social interaction amongst young Goan people within London. The group coordinate events and bring Goans and non- Goans together to participate in events and parties. Fenny Fever is an organization that collectively aims to widen links for the young Goan community.
The group is dedicated to providing events for the young hip party goer, looking to party, network & socialize with like minded individuals.
The G.O.A. was unofficially formed in 1970 as a few Goan families hastily put together a Christmas party. I don't think they would have known the profound affect of their efforts that December.
The Goans of America (G.O.A.) has grown and evolved since. There are over 300 families and now activities run year round. But much is the same. The G.O.A. is still an organization dedicated to unifying our Goan community here in the Southern California area. It aims to be a way for families to get together, a means to pass our culture to our children, and of course a way for us all to enjoy ourselves.
It has now been over 30 years since the founding, and the G.O.A. is still alive and kicking, only hoping to grow more and be more influential in the lives of Los Angeles Goans!
G.O.A - Los Angeles
Los Angeles - USA
It's been a long journey and there have been tears and frustrations along the way. For those who contributed, thank you. For those who haven't, you can still be part of something big. Your association needs you - we want your ideas on what topics you want covered in your website, what interests you, what do you want to know about.
Saligoa Associaion UK
To promote social, cultural, educational and charitable activities, primarily for the good of its members and worthwhile causes in Goa, India as well as the community at large in New Jersey.
To promote and reflect the long standing traditions of the largely Catholic membership of the Association.
To co-operate with other organizations with similar objectives and foster friendly relations with all people.
Goan Association of New Jersey
Engender the Goan spirit, share our love for Goa and its culture and endeavour to help those in need financially or socially within our community and in Goa.
The objectives of the Goan Community of Oman are to:
* Assist the Catholic Churches in Oman in conducting their religious, cultural and social activities.
* Facilitate Goans in Oman to meet each other.
* Promote fellowship amongst Goans.
* Help fellow Goans during times of distress.
* Promote Goan culture amongst Goans and others.
* Publicize Goa as a tourist destination.
* Strive for a direct Muscat-Goa flight.
Goan Community of Oman
The Goan Overseas Association (G.O.A.) is a strong integrated cultural organization that seeks to preserve the Goan identity and develop a wider appreciation of Goan culture locally throughout the GTA and worldwide. The organization will continue to actively maintain family, culture and tradition through social, cultural, athletic, and educational activities within the Goan community.
Mr. Oscar Furtado
Faith, Hope & Unity
This is a journey for me, something that I and my team wanted to do for our youngsters and children, to be part as a family at our Goan functions, so that they can feel appreciated and also have a special part of being significant. I have every confidence as a Goan, unity will bring happiness to our children who so often get left in the background at functions. They're our future and we intend to accomplish what we started.
Greatness of being a Goan
Firstly, let us remember who we are and how far we have travelled in life and what has brought us together to be a Goan community. If for a moment, we can set aside our differences, reaffirm ourselves, that we are all special, all equal and that we are all free in this world. Greatness has to be earned, followed by happiness and that is what I and my team achieved for the Christmas dance and Hawaiian night.
Ohana - Is our code meaning "No one get's left behind"
Past, Present & Future
We have to thank our past generations, our grandparents, for the sacrifices and for how hard they worked to bring us up and for giving us the "best", that's why we as Goans are here today. So, we will carry on and build and not destroy what we were brought up to believe in of being a truly unique and blessed Goan community.
OUR MISSION IS TO PROMOTE THE GOAN HERTIAGE AND FOSTER A CARING COMMUNITY
WE BELIEVE THAT TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We strive to assist and develop community spirit, promote Goan heritage, and help new immigrants get settled.
We look forward to a year of fun, excitement, and community involvement
The Divar Association of Toronto is a community of goans hailing from the island of Divar, IN TISWADDI(IHLAS) and some of their goan well wishers. They seek to promote goan culture and traditions and endeavour to preserve and pass these on to our younger generation. We observe a tremendous interest among the young ones and many seniors who are passionate about the goan cause. We celebrate the Bonderam Festival and World Goa Day in August each year.
DIVAR ASSOCIATION OF TORONTO
Mississauga, Ontario CANADA.