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Baobab Zusammenseine e.V nominated Best African Association in Germany at AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards 2022

African Community Awards: African Community in Germany Awards (2022). Baobab – zusammensein e.V. has been nominated for the Best African Association in Germany Award at the African Community in Germany Awards (2022).

What is Baobab – zusammensein e.V.?

Baobab – zusammensein e.V. was founded by Kass Kasadi in 2013 to help fellow Africans integrate into the German system and address health problems.

They mainly focus on understanding, counselling and offering support services for immigrants and refugees. Such services can only be effective and goal-oriented if they are understood and accepted by the people to be advised. 

However, the context of values ​​and the self-image of people from sub-Saharan Africa differ significantly from the perception and self-construction that is widespread in Germany. It is not enough to provide so-called low-threshold counselling services, even if they are in the respective mother tongue. Often even cultural sensitivity is not enough – it takes cultural affinity to truly understand and be understood.

For a long time, there was no health support structure for African migrants in Lower Saxony that met their requirements and needs. There were no services that taught them how Germany “ticks”, that could convey the feeling of belonging and being cared for and that provided real help for self-help.

In order to close this serious gap, part of the African community came together under the leadership of Kass Kasadi to support African migrants in the long term. This lead to the formation of Baobab – zusammensein e.V., an association that develops perspectives for action on an equal footing and with mutual appreciation for different cultural backgrounds, thus opening up self-efficacy and important scope for action. 

A strong focus is on the involvement of the persons to be advised, so that they do not see themselves as consumers, but as actors in their destiny and work on the further development of their own skills. 

This methodology offers the opportunity for self-reflection on cultural self-determination and perceptions as well as orientation knowledge in relation to one’s own life situation.

What are the African Community in Germany Awards?

Organised by the AFRONEWS, the newspaper for Africans in Germany, the African Community in Germany Awards celebrate and recognise outstanding achievements of Africans in different fields in Germany. They are a way of appreciating and encouraging Africans who have excelled in different fields and are making a positive contribution to the German society.

The Awards recognise the good work done by African organisations/associations and businesses to promote a positive image of Africa and Africans, facilitate integration of Africans in Germany, promote business opportunities and international cooperation between Germany and African countries.

How to vote for your nominee

Public voting online for the official Award nominees is now open. The closing date for voting online is 17:00 on Monday, 12th September 2022.

To vote for your preferred nominee, click here:

Sponsors of African Community in Germany Awards 2022

Ortel Mobile, Germany’s leading prepaid sim cards provider for people with a migration background, is the major sponsor of the African Community in Germany Awards 2022.

The Awards are also sponsored by Taptap Send, an easy-to-use smartphone app that lets you send money to family and friends with just a few taps and a debit card, and Ria Money Transfer, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), a global leader in the money transfer industry.

How to sponsor African Community in Germany Awards 2022

The African Community in Germany Awards is a high-level event that offers companies a variety of channels to increase their visibility amongst members of the African Community in Germany.

For Sponsorship Opportunities please contact: Stephen Ogongo, Editor of AFRONEWS, Tel/WhatsApp: +393333010654. Email:

The African Community in Germany Awards Gala Night 2022

All winners will be announced and recognised at the African Community in Germany Awards Gala Night to be held on 22nd October 2022 from 5:30 PM at Bürgerzentrum Niederhöchstadt, Montgeronplatz 1, 65760 Eschborn.

The event will start at 17:30 and end at 23:45. An after-event party will follow until 05:00. CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE.


You are all encouraged to attend the Awards Gala Night. You can make reservations from this link:

Reservations are made on a first-come first-served basis. For further info on Reservations to attend the Awards Gala Night, please contact: Gillian Piroth, Tel: +49 177 7800989. Mail:


Baobab – Zusammensein e.V.,
Georgswall 3
30159 Hanover
Telephone: 0511 – 71 30 81 56
Fax: 05 11 – 60 49 22 34
website: baobab-zs
Facebook: baobabzusammensein