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From 6th September 2021, we can confirm that the youth sector moves into Green in the readiness framework, where indoor and outdoor activities can take place with no limitation on numbers for under 18’s.

Currently, all our centres are open and our Taekwondo Martial art activities will take place in limited numbers due to the leisure centre restrictions on numbers allowed. We ask everyone to keep safe, stay healthy, wash and sanitise as often as possible, wear a mask, and get plenty of fresh air.

We will continue with our activities in a Covid-19 safe environment providing essential PPE where possible. We understand that the lack of services available to young people in this current climate is much needed now than ever before especially when dealing with their physical, social, and emotional wellbeing. Most of our staff members are working so if you need to give us a phone call we will do our best to make that chat happen to find out your needs and address those issues raised.

For more information and understanding on Covid-19 readiness levels please visit

About Us

Ocean Youth Connexions (OYC) started its journey in September 2000 by a group of local volunteers of the Ocean Estates to address the local issues that were ravaged by poverty, high drugs misuse, organised crimes, vandalism, and graffiti. The area had boarded up shops, High levels of Anti Social behaviour and very low educational attainments. This vicious circle of risky behaviour has enveloped the whole area to make it Britain’s most deprived area (source BBC 2001).

Then-Prime Minister Tony Blair sourced £56m funding for the regeneration of the area over a 10 year period by bringing about a community-led organisation “The New Deals for Communities”. This saw the rise in new organisations springing up to deliver the much-needed work to bring people out of poverty and crime and re-engaged towards positive activities to enrich their lives and improve their prospects of life-improving opportunities.

“Taking young people from Adolescence to Independence”

Outreach Projects

Community Outreach Work

Ocean Youth Connexions outreach workers are the first point of contact within the Stepney and Globe Town area. Our outreach workers also provide a detached service to the local young people in the area and keeping them positively engaged. Our outreach workers are integrated within the community and specialise in supporting young people of all ages.

Study Support

Ocean Stars Study Support Group

Tuition offered in English, Maths, and Science every Saturday between 10 am and 1 pm at Ocean TLA, Ernest Street, London E1 4SE (Coral House Forecourt).

We provide tuition lessons every Saturday for Year 9, Year 10, and Year 11 students only. We have experienced teachers and fully qualified tutors offering lessons in English, Maths, and Science.

Youth Club Programmes

From 8 to 19 year olds!

We provide indoor games, pool, table tennis, foosball, PS4, weight training, boxercise, and various arts and craft activities.

Our experienced youth workers will help and assist young people to make positive informed lifestyle choices, by providing them access to a wealth of lifelong learning skills and experiences that will support them towards their independence.

Offering a variety of in-door activities!

Ocean Youth Connexions provides opportunities to play in a safe, fun and welcoming environment!
Arts and Craft
Console Games
Taekwondo & Sports

Registration Now Open

Register your child or young person today and enrol them to the many activities we have going!

Team DJB Taekwondo:
“Our aim is to increase participation in sporting and physical activity through Taekwondo martial art with self defence”

Youth Club Programmes

We provide indoor games, pool, table tennis, Fuseball, latest console games, and board games.

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Taekwondo Sessions

Taekwondo Sessions with Master Shujahat Fiaz 5th Dan, Instructor Stephen Zheng 3rd Dan, and Instructor Hamza Ahmed 1st Dan

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Outreach Projects

Our outreach workers provide a service to the local youth and young people in the area.

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Ocean Stars Study Support

Tuition offered in English, Maths, and Science every Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm.

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Honours & Awards

Our outreach workers provide a service to the local youth and young people in the area.

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Annual Report

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“We say to our young people Master Teamwork, Master Life and follow the 3A codes of training,
Appreciate what you have, Accept what others got and Acknowledge and value each other”

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Ocean Youth Connexions, Stepney Way, Stepney Green, London E1 3DG