Who we are
GAU’s main objectives are focused on bringing. Afghan and Ethnic Minority people together through social events, celebrations (e.g. Afghan national events) and any other activities that will support the Afghan and Ethnic Minority community to engage with local people inScotland. To help Afghan and ethnic Minority people (particularly refugees and asylum seekers) to access services by providing information about access to services and training as well as making them aware of their rights and responsibilities in Scotland. To ensure that all GAU members are included and can freely participate in GAU activities regardless of their language, sexual orientation, tribe, religion, gender or political opinion and therefore encourage to participate. To promote awareness to the wider community about Afghan and Ethnic Minority culture and tradition, with a special focus on teaching these values to young Ethnic Minority people.
Refugee and Youth Talent
The annual refugee festival tournament is an initiative of the GAU in collaboration with the Scottish Unity Football League. The maiden edition dates back to July 2012. The aim of the tournament is to use of football as a means of promoting anti-discrimination by providing a platform, which permits multi-ethnical interaction, which eliminates “stereo-typical barriers” such as race, religion, nationality, age, sexual orientation and other factors.
The 2017 annual refugee festival football tournament received numerous support and was consequently sponsored by the following stakeholders: Glasgow Sport, Sport Council for Glasgow, Scottish Refugee Council, ng homes, Furthermore, the tournament was widely supported by: Show Racism the Red card, Glasgow Life, Police Scotland Youth Volunteers, Alison Thewlis MP, Bob Doris MSP, Embassy of
Afghanistan and other local politicians.