Who We Are
NESTAC is a charitable community organisation aimed at supporting refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants from the new emerging communities, with a focus on those from African origin living in the North West of England.
NESTAC also serves the needs of minority ethnic population in sub-Saharan African countries, having developed international community projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C) and in Zambia.
Founded in 2003, NESTAC was born from the recognition that immigrants, particularly those from African backgrounds, had limited access to vital support and services in the North-West region. The charity aims to empower people and communities by providing them with the necessary skills, tools, and support through our many activities and services.
Our initiatives and projects work to promote cross-cultural Activities and trainings, volunteering opportunities and health and wellbeing programmes by developing culturally adapted community-led projects.
NESTAC has the reputation of successfully engaging disadvantaged and “hard to reach” populations in the North-West of England by promoting equality, diversity and human rights, with an emphasis on women and young girls.
NESTAC is a champion in addressing cultural and traditional issues affecting the health and wellbeing of African immigrant families, with a special focus on violence against women and girls, actively campaigning against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
What We Do
We offer a range of services and activities to meet the needs of our community and service users through the following:
- Informal education through Cross-cultural awareness trainings / workshops
- Drop-In sessions for Support, Advice and Guidance
- Research projects to inform and share learning on the effects of cultural beliefs on migrant families’ live
- Health and Wellbeing programme
- Violence Against Women and Girls programme
- Food Bank
- Africa programme
- CYPO programme
NESTAC’s main office is based in Rochdale, with representations across Greater Manchester, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) , and in Zambia. NESTAC is run by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers.