The ACAA Launches a new office in Liverpool

Jul 11, 2024

We are delighted to announce the opening of the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association’s new office in Liverpool. After opening offices in London (2000) Birmingham
(2022) and Kent (2023), the ACAA now counts a fourth office in the vibrant, multicultural city of Liverpool, the fifth biggest urban agglomeration in the UK. This significant milestone, celebrated on Friday, 17th of May, marks a pivotal expansion of our efforts to support the Afghan and Central Asian communities in the country through our numerous services to the community.

On the morning of the launch, the London team left the office early in the morning and drove up to Liverpool to meet the new manager, Lauren Allen. Lauren brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to community service, making her an invaluable addition to the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) team. With a degree in Social Science and Anthropology and a background in Mental Health and Refugee Outreach, Lauren has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a passion for fostering
cultural understanding and community integration. Her dedication to empowering individuals and her strategic vision will be instrumental in driving the success of our new
Liverpool office. We are confident that under Lauren’s guidance, the ACAA will continue to thrive and make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve in Liverpool.

The event began with an introductory speech by Lauren Allen, followed by Darius Nasimi and the director, Dr Nooralhaq Nasimi MBE. The event also received support from
influential individuals such as MP Peter Dowd, Cabinet Member Liz Dowd, representatives of the Bridge Liverpool Community Centre, members of the local women’s refugee support group, the Sefton Library and many more. “I think this will be a huge asset to the community” said Liz Dowd on the day of the opening “and I am looking forward to how we might work together in the future”.

Finally, the ACAA hopes that the new Liverpool office will serve as a vital resource, providing essential services, fostering community integration, and promoting cultural
understanding. Our commitment to empowering these communities remains steadfast as we extend our reach and enhance our support network; we look forward to the positive impact this new office will have on the lives of those we serve.

Written by Rosalina Ferrajolo, Political Communication Intern