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The African Cultural Association (ACA) was registered in 1995 with the Charity Commission as a non-profit making organisation. On the 4th of July 2014 The African Cultural Association was registered with the Charity Commission as a CIO (Charity Incorporated Organisation) to provide general advice and information and Provide Skill Training for Adult, Family and the Community in Greater London .
Our services cover advice on income support, housing, immigration, health, bereavement, employment, legal services and education( We give advice, guidance, training and support to the unemployed , lone parents - particularly promoting educational /recreational Activities as well as planning and arranging Courses and Projects for Youth and Adults from 7years to 70+ years. (We are UK Registered Learning Provider ) . In addition, the Association seeks to promote awareness of different cultures in multicultural Britain.
Through the provision of our services we encourage service users to come together to share their experiences and provide a support network for the community. By doing so, users not only forge friendships and learn from each other, but they also become better equipped to deal with future problems and are more aware of resources available to them.
The African Cultural Association has helped over 350,000+ people from diverse backgrounds to resolve problems and disputes and to help them to better cope with their day-to-day lives. Our service users come from all walks of life and we are proud to be able to offer specialist advice provided by experts in their field.
As part of our commitment to the wider community, we organise women's groups and youth-centred activities on a regular basis, and put together cultural activities during prominent black festivals and events e.g. Black History Month and the Notting Hill Carnival.
The African Cultural Association is also committed to working with the elderly, people with learning/physical disabilities, and those with mental health issues and special needs.
This is a such a fantastic class and I am so pleased I've signed up. I learned so much in even my first lesson and I now have some useful new sewing skills. Marjorie is a patient and encouraging professional who gives clear and detailed instructions. I am definitely coming back!
I have struggled with braiding for many years and tried desperately to teach myself and with no success. I have attended other workshops and even tried to learn from friends but I just could not get the hang of it. I did not have high expectations of this workshop as I just could not get my head around it however two and a half hours later I could confidently braid single plats, twists and canerow. Rose (the instructor) went through the fundamentals with me and she was very patience. Very good teacher. I was shown other techniques - tree braids, tree canerows, braiding and twisting with extensions and Rose went over the steps I had to do if I wanted to become a professional. Have already recommended this class to friends and I will be attending again too as there is loads more to learn.
You are taught from basic techniques to advance within a short time. Easy to understand the teaching methods and you are taught how to design your bag, pattern make,cut and sew including fabric layout and design to final finish. Its fantastic and rewarding!!!
I have been coming to this class since the end of March 2012 as a complete beginner and it is a relaxed yet informative course. Your experience will be tailor made for your abilities and you get to meet different people at different stages of the course. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced you will learn new things. Try and bring a basic sewing kit to your first lesson. After 8 lessons I have made pyjama trousers, a long pencil skirt and I am in the process of making a more complex skirt with pleats, zip and pockets. I am really enjoying this new hobby of mine!
I got to know about the Course through an Advert and i joined the class over three years ago,as a beginner then, to Intermediate and Advance,looking back,i can say,i have really gained a lot. I have since then been making loads of things by myself and for others. A relaxed atmosphere,the experienced tutors are really amazing,as they take us through various practical sessions,it affords me the opportunity to meet with other learners from various backgrounds.Vic
An affordable course in a friendly atmosphere where you can learn and understand the basics of dressmaking and pattern designing, achieve quick results to start with and progress at your own pace (the structure of the course is quite flexible)
The tutors are very well qualified and with good many years experience in Fashion and Dressmaking techniques because just within 2 weeks, I can cut patterns and sew even though I stanted as a beginner!