About Akwaaba

Akwaaba is a Hackney-based social centre for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants. Akwaaba is a safe and welcoming space for people of all backgrounds—and of all faiths and none. Our members are drawn from nearly 50 countries. The aim of Akwaaba is to reduce social isolation, foster solidarity and offer practical and emotional support to vulnerable members of our community. Akwaaba is run entirely by volunteers and we try to give all members an equal say in how the social centre is run