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Changing Lives

National Algerian Centre / Changing Lives

HOW WE’RE CHANGING LIVES

 

Want coffee? Want to take a breath ? Concord cafe is made for you! The concord café offers its delicacies to every type of person from adults to children, also allowing people with various disabilities to not give up their favorite dish.

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In addition, by filling out a form you can volunteer by describing the various personal data (First name, Last name, Gender etc.), various disabilities (providing access needs), hours and days of avaiability and skills and knowledges.

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The association tries to give a better life opportunity to those who are suffering. The contributions and the donation of people succeed in fulfilling these desires. Not everyone is lucky enough to live a comfortable and trouble-free life because of childhood trauma or simple living conditions, but everything canchange if you want it and especially thanks to volunteer associations. 

Our Beneficiaries

Ali’s Story

I was alone in the UK until I found the NAC. I spent most of my nights sleeping on London busses and I refused to ask anyone for help. I became exhausted of this lifestyle and a friend convinced me to to speak to the NAC team. With the NAC's help I was able to get back up strongly on my own two feet, find a permanent home; and the support of a vibrant community in London.

Fatima’s Story

I was left widowed and my daughter fatherless, feeling robbed of our identity. The NAC helped me reintegrate and find myself again. Now in my spare time, I take part in dance and art classes with the NAC and feel re-connected with my culture and background. They believe strongly in the development of mental strength and I am forever thankful to them.

Ahmed’s Story

I am a husband and a father to three children. Due to a disastrous incident at work, I was forced out of work and struggled to provide for my family for the past 2 years. With the NAC's help the family was able to eat well through weekly food donations. The children were gifted with new school uniforms and invited to free cooking, arts and dance workshops. I feel truly blessed.

Young People on Placement

ADRIA

Catering

“It was a really good experience because I learned something new”

ARIYA

Travel and Tourism

“Friendly environment and all the people at NAC are really nice!”

Katrina

Business

“I really liked it, I love the people!”

Volunteers

LEROY

Catering Assistant

Leroy has volunteered as a Catering Assistant since September 2014 at the Concord Café. He was introduced to us by Toucan Employment who support people with learning difficulties and disabilities. Before working at the café, he had never managed to secure a job because of his difficulties. With a lot of effort and support from the team at Concord Café, Leroy has without a fail worked every Tuesday and Wednesday on a weekly basis for the past 2 years. He has learnt how make teas, coffees and to serve customers. He has also made new friends and is currently learning some management and responsibilities skills.

JONATHAN

Gardener

Jonathan has been a volunteer at the Concord Café for the past 3 years. He is an adult with learning difficulties who has been studying at Start Brent for a decade. He studied gardening at Brent Start and we wanted to give him the opportunity to deliver such a beautiful project. It did not take long for Jonathan to bring to the community a remarkable garden with a water feature and even some garden gnomes that he had the younger generation make!

AZEDDINE

Graphic Designer

Azeddine is a Graphic Designer from Algeria. Azeddine has created several known animations, most known for his graphic skills in the animated series, L’inspecteur Tahar which is the Algerian version of Lupin the Third a Japanese Manga series. Azeddine has supported the NAC through teaching the youth how to further develop their art skills and teach the youth the very basics of drawing to both beginners and experienced alike. His skill-set has been valued by those interested in advancing their creative skills.