Afghanistan and Central Asian Association offers Esol (English for speakers of other languages) classes to local members of the community aged 16+. We welcome all levels of ability to improve reading, writing and speaking skills in a fun, relaxed environment.
“I need to learn English because I live in London now. 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 English class at ACAA.” Liza
Our supplementary school welcomes children and young people looking for support with homework and school subjects, encouraging academic achievement in children through fun and educational activities. We focus on English and maths as well as native-tongue tuition in Farsi and Dari.
“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
We offer an array of roles for volunteers including outreach, research and policy, marketing and communications, administration, events and mentors. The placement provides a valuable opportunity to develop employability skills and reinforce existing strengths in a supportive environment.
“Working at the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association as a research and communications volunteer was definitely a valuable experience and the skills I’ve learned will be a huge asset in my future career.” Carly
Women’s tea corner offers a place for Afghan women and other isolated groups to share their experiences and build their confidence. Weekly workshops teach basic skills, English language classes improve speaking and writing abilities, and discussion of current affairs reinforces the importance of Muslim women in the world.
“I was alone when I came here. I found out about the women’s tea corner and for the first time it provided brightness to my life. I have lots of new friends and the best part is that it is only women, no men. We learn lots of new and good skills. We learn English, Persian and the ACAA helps us to build our future.” Shamila
In need of impartial and confidential advice? We run a weekly community advice clinic, offering advice and guidance on a range of subjects as well as emotional support. Our clinic aims to overcome the feeling of isolation many refugees and migrants feel, providing friendship, counselling and a listening ear.
“I am a 17-year-old asylum seeker and was made homeless following a family incident. Within an hour, after contacting a number of agencies, the ACAA found me a place to spend the night. I could not be more grateful.” Rashid