The United Voice
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Welcome to The TUVAA

The United Voice of African Association is an umbrella organisation for African groups in Southampton and its surrounding towns. The unified voice and welfare of Africans is our top priority. We pride ourselves in bringing Africans from different countries together, sharing cultures and traditions and creating opportunities for our communities. We do a lot of partnership work with voluntary organisations and community groups to promote integration and deliver support services impacting the lives of ordinary people accessing our services.

TUVAA has partnered with Energise Me and Active Nation to deliver accessible and affordable swimming lessons to TUVAA members and supporters in the Southampton community. The programme has been running for two years and is held on Sundays at Bitterne Leisure Centre for women and children and at the Quays on Mondays for men. The lessons cater to over 40 women, 60 children and 20 men of different abilities in each term. Feedback from the participants is overwhelming positive with many returnees each term.
Some of the participants have gone on to attend taster sessions in watersports such as sailing, canoeing, Kayaking and paddleboarding after gaining the confidence to be in the water. Active Nation has extended support to providing free lessons throughout the summer for TUVAA members and supporters.

Commmunity Street Cleaning

On the 7th of December, 2017, volunteers from the community set out to clean Derby road. supported by Believer's Loveworld Church Southampton

Our Recent News

KAYAK & Sailing
KAYAK & Sailing

TUVAA in partnership with Active Nation and the Royal Yacht Association. For more information and how you can register please click the link below: LAST CHANCE FOR KAYAKING THIS YEAR SEPT 23/24 BOOK AT LINK BELOW Announcement- water, sailing or kayak TUVAA’s partnership with Active Nation in watersports…


Community with over 54 different
nationalities represented.


Over 4000 men & women attend African and Caribbean festival


70 percent of our community
is under the age of 35.