About Us

The African Community Centre (ACC) is operated by the African/African Community in partnership with indigenous Welsh people throughout Wales.

The African Community Centre (ACC) was founded by Mrs Uzo Iwobi OBE in 2003. The proposal for the centre was based on a survey of Africans living across Wales, which revealed that Africans living in the area would welcome a centre where they would be able to meet socially and participate in promoting African culture in the community. Since then, with the support of many organisations and a lot of hard work, the organisation has gone from strength to strength, becoming a company limited by guarantee, achieving charity status in 2008 (Charity no: 1124327) and catering to people across Wales.

Since those early days, the ACC has become a place where not only African and African Caribbean people can call home but where people from all diverse cultures can find a welcome and a listening ear.

Our clients have opportunities to participate in various activities be they educational, therapeutic, artistic, social or just plain fun. We foster a sense of belonging and integration within cultures and the local Swansea community.

Our forte is working with people in a caring and individual manner where client's needs are met in a person-centred atmosphere. This can be in English classes, young people's projects, other group fun activities, volunteering or our unique Asylum Seekers Community Transport scheme.

We believe that we have been a major force in making Swansea the wonderfully diverse multicultural city which it is today.

If you are from a BAME background or a Swansea resident, we would love to be of service to you. Please phone us on 01792470298 or drop into the centre between the hours of 10:00am - 4:00 pm.

Our Team

Jill Duarte

Director - [email protected]

Emily Dougherty

Project Manager - Asylum Seeker Community Transport Scheme, [email protected]

Katie Ruddy

Project Manager and Counsellor – REACH, [email protected]

Kristy Holder

Project Manager – Windrush Evolving Heritage, [email protected]

Jessie Jones

Project Manager and Counsellor – Free Counselling for Refugee and Asylum Seeking Children and Young People & REACH, [email protected]

Our Trustees - 2020

Aderinola Omole - Chairperson

Augustine Egwebe

Awder Abdullah

Femi Alfred

Funmilayo Olaniyan

Grace Rungua

Jeffrey Nsofor

Marguerite Tcheko

Mohammed Ansari

Taiwo Okeneye

News and updates

News and updates about our work, projects and priorities
September 7, 2020

Sickle Cell Disease Awareness

June 13, 2020

2020 Refugee Week

June 11, 2020

2020 GirlTalk

June 11, 2020