Q: What is ACN?
A: ACN is an abbreviation for Abeingo Community Network
Q: Who are the Abeingo?
A: Abeingo is derived from the Luhya language and it means people from home. It is used in its generic sense to refer to Africans especially those from eastern, central and southern Africa.
Q: Who can join ACN?
A: ACN membership is open to Africans in Africa as well those in the Diaspora upon payment of the requisite membership fees.
Q: Does ACN discriminate against non Africans?
A: No. ACN outlaws all forms of discrimination against individuals based on nationality, race, creed, tribe, sex, religion or political persuasion.
Q: Who are friends of the Abeingo?
A: Friends of the Abeingo are people from any part of the world who subscribe and identify themselves with the philosophy of ACN.
Q: How do I benefit by becoming a member?
A: ACN offers its members a shelter and a sense of belonging. One of the guiding principles of ACN is the emphasis on collective participation where individuals volunteer and share their skills and abilities with the group and benefit from others doing the same.
Q: But these are only intangible benefits? What if I give more than I get?
A: The benefits of ACN membership are not just intangible. Besides offering information, advice and guidance, ACN also encourages members to become entrepreneurs by investing in carefully selected ventures by an experienced team of business executives.
Q: I live outside the United Kingdom. Can I become a member?
A: Yes you can. ACN is in the process of establishing branches worldwide and full information will be sent to you as soon as arrangements are in place.
Q: I have got skills and information I wish to share with ACN. How do I go about it?
A: ACN has eight directorates dealing with all the issues relevant to our members – educational, health, wealth, family, jobs, training, immigration, youth, women, the elderly etc. Please get in touch with the secretariat and we will point you in the right direction. Our email address is Luhya@abeingo.org
Q: How else can I be involved in ACN activities?
A: You can be involved in ACN either as a member (life, associate or affiliate), volunteer, sponsor or donor.
Q: Where can I get more information from?
A: Most of our activities and programs are posted on our website: www.abeingo.org but if you do not find relevant information please phone the secretariat on 07958 575 309 for further details. You can also write in confidence to ACN Secretary, 144 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R 5DP