Afghanistan and Central Asian Association
The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) is a small but successful Afghan organisation founded in 2001 by Dr Nooralhaq Nasimi, a refugee who arrived in the UK with his young children in 1999. The family all work on a voluntary basis to support the grievances and needs of refugees in London and to help integrating them into mainstream British Society. They are thus focused heavily on…

We recently launched the first football club in West London specifically for Afghan and Muslim girls. The football club is for Afghan and Muslim girls, aged 8 - 16, from refugee and recent migrant communities, to encourage their participation in sport for their mental and physical well-being. We are recruiting more volunteers to support us in many aspects of this project.

The project is run in West London (Hayes and Feltham), and aims to develop the participants' football knowledge and skills, as well as their physical fitness and mental well-being. We also use sport as a valuable tool to develop the participants' life skills, social skills, and confidence.

Time commitment

What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
We are following government COVID-19 advice.
Any with symptoms of COVID-19 is requested not to attend the sessions to prevent the spread.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

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