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Education is key to everything we work towards at the ACAA. Our English classes and training support integration, engagement and employment in the UK; our cultural events and our tuition in Dari and Pashto help to preserve our Afghan heritage.

English language classes

ACAA offers Esol (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes to all members of the community aged 16 and up. Classes take place at the Albany Centre in Deptford every Saturday from noon until 2:30pm and at our Hounslow office every Saturday from noon until 3pm. To register, please come 15 minutes before class begins, with ID and a recent proof of address.

“I need to learn English because I live in London now. I feel alone, I want to talk to people. I’d like to get a good job, and I want to help my daughter with her homework and speak with her teacher. So now I go to the English class at ACAA.”


“I joined this class to learn more English, because it’s very important to find a good job and to meet new friends. I really like this class because the people are nice and very friendly. The teachers are very patient and nice.”


Saturday School

ACAA has been running a successful Saturday School and after-school Homework Club for more than 10 years. We aim to provide support to children and young people with their homework and school subjects. We focus on English, maths and Science as well as native-tongue tuition in Farsi, Dari and Pashto.

Most of the children we work with are from Afghanistan and Central Asia and are refugees. Their English fluency can be low and this means they often fall behind at school. Working with children to improve their English skills can stop them feeling excluded from UK society and helps them reach their potential.

Most of the children we work with come from low-income families, which makes it more difficult for them to take part in out-of-school activities. Our Saturday School gives them a fun and supportive environment to make the most of their potential, while making good friends!

“I love playing football every week with my friends here at ACAA!”

Abdul, five

“Before I didn’t really enjoy school because I found it hard to read and do maths. Here, I get a lot of help, I’ve improved my reading and maths, and I have the confidence to do my schoolwork on my own,”

Zahara, twelve