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The Australian Afghan Hassanian Youth Association (AAHYA)

The Australian Afghan Hassanian Youth Association (AAHYA) was created in 2006 in response to community needs and has since grown to work with people all across the state, with over 80 volunteers and 12 members from Afghan and different backgrounds. AAHYA is a not-for-profit welfare organisation and a charity registered organisation, providing a range of support, cultural and religious services.

AAHYA works with the whole community, supporting both the family unit and the people within them, providing group workshops, casework, mental health support as well as child and youth programs.

Our Vision

Our vision is for a multicultural Australia, where people from all backgrounds live vibrant and full lives.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower communities so that people feel safe, valued and welcome, irrespective of their circumstances.

Our Aim

Our aim is to assist newly arrived communities and CALD groups – to provide them with a safe space that is culturally familiar and appropriate, and to act as a bridge that facilitates their access to mainstream service providers and programs.


AAHYA was created in 2006 by a group of refugees from Afghanistan. Having experienced the difficulties of settlement themselves, they were able to identify the need for others in their community to be supported in the process. Originally operating out of other community organisations in Auburn, New South Wales, AAHYA was able to purchase its own property and begin operating as a community centre in Regents Park in 2017.

AAHYA has grown and now works with people of all different backgrounds.

AAHYA Board Members

Sayeed G Karimi

Sayeed G Karimi

Chair Person
Sayid Assanian Mossavi

Sayid Assanian Mossavi

Vice President
Mohammad Ali Jaffari

Mohammad Ali Jaffari

Sayed Reza Moosawi

Sayed Reza Moosawi

Public Officer