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ACAA was established in 2001 by Dr. Nooralhaq Nasimi, who left Afghanistan with his young family in 1999. Dr. Nasimi wanted to help other refugees, so he began organising cultural events and day trips for the Afghan community in London. Since then, the organisation has flourished and since developed into a vibrant organisation working to free refugees and newcomers from the isolating feelings which can come with migration.
British Citizen Award 2020, Awarded to Dr. Nooralhaq Nasimi, our Director, in recognition of exceptional positive impact on society and as an inspiration to others.
Refugee Support Service of the Year 2019 for London, from the London Prestige Award.
The Community Award 2019, from the London Asian Business Awards.
Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2018, Awarded in recognition of the excellent work and central role volunteers play in the delivery of the essential services run by the ACAA.
Talent Match Mark Youth Friendly Gold Award from Youth Employment UK.
Mayor's Award for Voluntary Contribution from the Mayor of Lewisham.
The Afghan Embassy in the UK also recognised the contributions of the ACAA this year, praising our founder, Dr. Nasimi, for his dedication and the charity for its hard work advocating for the rights of Afghans and other refugees.
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