A new centre for Leicester's growing Afghan community has opened



A new centre has opened for a burgeoning Afghan community in Leicester after a long wait for somewhere to call their own.
An Afghan community in Leicester hosted an open evening for the launch of their new centre in Swaday Street, near Freemens Common off Aylestone Road.
Committee member Mohammed Hussaini said: "It's taken us a long time but now we have a place where everyone can come together."
Before they were able to raise funds to buy the property, community meetings and gatherings were often held at peoples' homes or at hired rooms for events such as Eid celebrations.
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