Afghanistan and Central Asian Association

Objectives

ACAA is a community-charity based in South- East London which aims to aid the integration of migrants and refugees from Afghanistan and Central Asia living in the UK. 

ACAA offers a mentoring programme, which aims to meet the individual concerns of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants who have come to the UK from Afghanistan and Central Asian countries. This service provides individuals with the opportunity to receive one-to-one assistance and guidance from one of our mentors, personalised to their needs.  

Through the legal advice ACAA is dealing with issues such as unemployment, domestic violence, divorce, forced marriage, murder and kidnapping. The Centre in Kabul has become a real hub for helping people find employment, including women – both women graduates who are unable to find work and women who are single parents as their partners have died or are overseas or unable to work. In Pul-e Khumri we provide many educational sessions for children and our maths class is very popular with young girls. Our lawyer in Pul-e Khumri has also started working to defend women’s rights in the local prison, many of whom have been convicted of ‘moral crimes’ such as running away from an abusive relationship. 

 

 

Activities

Through evaluations, monitoring of the service being carried, we make sure we are in the right track. We try to clearly understand the needs of each people who come to us and give them the best advice and service. At the end we will ask them to give us feedback on the service given to them and if there are still some concerns we make sure to deal with it. We hold informal meetings with mostly mentees who go to school and ask them about their improvements and progress 

 

Charity sectors

  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Human rights
  • Men
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Women

Other details

Geographical remit: 
International
Charity registration number: 

Current opportunities

  • Teacher for disadvantaged children

    Afghanistan and Central Asian Association

    London (West), TW3 3LL

    Ongoing role

    The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association is searching for a volunteer teacher in English, Maths and Science, ranging from KS1 to GCSE, to teach disadvantaged children at our afterschool homework club and supplementary school. Read more

    Time commitment: Volunteers will need to be in the office for the minimum time of our classes. Time will also have to committed outside in order to prepare.

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  • ACAA Fundraising Strategy Leader

    Afghanistan and Central Asian Association

    London (West), TW3 3LL

    Ongoing role

    To help lead ACAA to develop a diversified and sustainable fundraising strategy to enable us to meet the demand for local activities such as ESOL classes, supplementary school, women’s empowerment and other community projects. Read more

    Time commitment: We ask for a minimum time commitment of one day a week (possibly more at the very beginning to get plan started).

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  • ECHRA Trustee

    Afghanistan and Central Asian Association

    London (South), SE8 4PA

    Trustee/Governor

    The European Campaign for Human Rights for the people of Afghanistan was founded by Dr. Nasimi in 2011 to promote human rights and empower the most vulnerable in Afghanistan and EU through advocacy and campaigning.   Read more

    Time commitment: The board of trustees meeting will be held every 3 months.

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