ACF Timeline

Charity Awards 2016 Winner – Children & Young People

June 9, 2016
Charity Awards 2016 Winner – Children & Young People

The Active Change Foundation is delighted to announce that it has taken the top prize in the Children and Youth category at this year’s Charity…

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TEDxDanubia

May 19, 2016
TEDxDanubia

In May, Hanif and few members of the team traveled out to Hungary to deliver a TED talk, emphasizing the importance of challenging extremism at…

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BAFTA Winner – My Son the Jihadi

May 8, 2016
BAFTA Winner – My Son the Jihadi

This powerful programme documents the daily struggle Sally Evans and her youngest son Michael have faced since Sally’s eldest son Thomas travelled to Somalia to…

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YLP – National Graduation Ceremony

April 7, 2016
YLP – National Graduation Ceremony

This year we concluded all nine of our Young Leaders Programmes, holding one closing ceremony for all the areas! We had over 260 young leaders…

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#NotInMyName

September 10, 2014
#NotInMyName

Around the world, the peaceful religion of Islam was being tarnished and manipulated by ISIS/Da’esh amongst other terrorist groups. ACF wanted to fight back, and…

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YLP TV

September 3, 2014
YLP TV

To complement our young leaders programme, the YLP TV launched on our YouTube channel. This allowed young leaders to comment on the programme as well…

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Young Leaders Programme

September 1, 2012
Young Leaders Programme

In 2012, we launched what would soon become our flagship programme. The Young Leaders Programme(YLP) sought to create community leaders through the empowerment of young…

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Outreach & Engagement Programme

August 1, 2008
Outreach & Engagement Programme

Following the success of our youth centre, we launched our Outreach team as part of a new programme. Through our experienced team, composed of community…

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PEARLS

September 1, 2007
PEARLS

Female engagement is essential to strengthening communities, and as a group that are far too often ignored, we sought to create a programme that recognized…

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Cumbria Project

February 1, 2007
Cumbria Project

Our Cumbria project unites young people from our local community, some of whom were involved in anti-social behaviour and gangs, with members of statutory bodies…

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Defendin’ Da Hood

August 1, 2005

Defendin’ Da Hood was an initiative that brought together all the gangs in Waltham Forest, a feat not replicated to this day. By forming a partnership…

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Ramadan Project

November 1, 2004

During the month of Ramadan, ACF opened its doors and encouraged young Muslims and young people not taking part to come down to the centre….

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Youth Centre

October 2, 2003
Youth Centre

Too many young people in our local borough, Waltham Forest, had nothing to do and nowhere to go. In many cases this resulted in the…

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ACF Founded

October 1, 2003
ACF Founded

Fuelled by his alarm at witnessing an increase in violent street crime and the growth of gangs within the Walthamstow area, Hanif Qadir knew he…

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