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Award winning charity. Recognised by the Queens Award for Voluntary Services 2019. Supported by Ealing Council & Young Ealing Foundation

Descendants is a history and arts-focused charity aimed at children and young people aged 4-16, primarily but not exclusively of African and Caribbean descent. Our main focus is on African and Caribbean culture; we explore history, we experiment with art, craft, music, drama and dance.

Our Motto

“Education is our right. We strive for excellence. We are talented, ambitious and gifted young people. We aim for the sky."

Umoja means unity

1. Build community

  • To create a safe environment where children and young adults can engage with each other’s cultures and traditions

  • To collaborate with schools and organisations working for the benefit of African and Caribbean young people.

2. Equip the next generation

  • To instill a sense of identity and to develop a sense of pride in their rich heritage

3. Provide support and opportunities

  • To support parents who are experiencing difficulties with their children’s education (exclusions, inclusion and attainment)

  • To expand their children’s knowledge and engagement with African and Caribbean culture and practices.

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Do you know a young person in year 5 - year 13 within Ealing Borough who...

  • Excels academically all round

  • Works hard against the odds

  • Excels in the arts

  • Excels in sports

  • Excels in STEM - science, technology, engineering, mathematics

  • Demonstrates entrepreneurial qualities

  • Demonstrates future leadership

Latest Events

  • Descendants 30th Anniversary Birthday Celebration
    Descendants 30th Anniversary Birthday Celebration
    Sat, 25 May
    Acton Gardens Community Centre
    25 May 2024, 12:00 – 18:00
    Acton Gardens Community Centre, Unit A, Munster Court, Bollo Bridge Rd, London W3 8UU, UK
    25 May 2024, 12:00 – 18:00
    Acton Gardens Community Centre, Unit A, Munster Court, Bollo Bridge Rd, London W3 8UU, UK
    Join us a we celebrate 30 years of Descendants Charity. This event is free. Everyone is welcome.
  • Descendants 19th Annual Dr John Roberts QC CBE Achievement Awards 2024
    Descendants 19th Annual Dr John Roberts QC CBE Achievement Awards 2024
    Sat, 13 Jul
    London
    13 Jul 2024, 17:30 – 23:00
    London, 2-8 Hanger Ln, London W5 3HN, UK
    13 Jul 2024, 17:30 – 23:00
    London, 2-8 Hanger Ln, London W5 3HN, UK
    Get ready for the most anticipated event in the Descendants calendar! Join us in this celebration of the achievements of our outstanding youth from the borough of Ealing.
  •                    THE BIG IDEA!
                       THE BIG IDEA!
    EVERY FRIDAY
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    EVERY FRIDAY
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    EVERY FRIDAY
    online, link provided after registration
    Starting Friday 19th January 2024 Primary 5.30-6.30 Secondary 6.30-7.30 To register your child please RSVP below. One form for each child please.
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"How does it make you feel learning about these topics?"

"It makes me feel proud, because I now know that my history didn’t start with slavery, it goes much deeper than that..." - Descendants Child

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Contact Us

Acton Gardens Community Centre
Unit A, Munster Court
Bollo Bridge Road
London W3 8UU

Office: 020 8075 5241 / Coordinator Founder (Margaret): 077 4588 9521

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