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RAISE – The Gambian helping Hands nominated Best African Association in Germany at AFRONEWS Awards 2023

African community awards. AFRONEWS AWARDS 2023. RAISE – The Gambian Helping Hands has been nominated for Best African Association in Germany at the AFRONEWS Awards 2023.

Who is RAISE – The Gambian Helping Hands?

RAISE – The Gambian Helping Hands promotes international relations between the Gambia and Germany. It facilitates connections between the schools in Germany and the Gambia and supports Gambian schools and teachers with educational materials. 

RAISE – The Gambian helping Hands plans projects, implements and monitors them with the help of the Gambian associations. Through Mr. Yahya Sonko, an experienced Gambian refugee activist who is the Vice Chair of the association, RAISE – The Gambian helping Hands works with Gambian refugees in Germany.

The association also organises seminars and workshops about asylum and integration procedures in Germany. It also provides legal support to enable Gambians in Germany obtain their national documents. The association also raises funds to support Gambian refugees in case of emergency. 

During deportations, RAISE – The Gambian helping Hands normally helps deportees pack and transport back home their valuable belongings. 

It also takes care of transporting to the Gambia the bodies of Gambian refugees and immigrants who die in Germany. 

The association has set up education and entrepreneurship project in the Gambia to support Gambians in Germany who would like to voluntarily return home.


RAISE – the Gambian helping Hands
Unterhöhberg 2,5
91729 Haundorf
Phone: 0049 – 162 798 1404
Facebook page: TheGambianHelpingHands

What are the AFRONEWS Awards?

The Afronews Awards celebrate and recognise the 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 also 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, and above all, make Germany and the world a better place for all of us.

The Afronews Awards Gala Night 2023 is organised by Afronews, the newspaper for Africans in Germany in collaboration with GMB Promotions, founded and headed by Christopher Mendy alias Chris Black, the winner of the Best African Events Organiser 2022 Award at the last edition of Afronews Awards.

How to vote for your nominee

Public voting online for the official Award nominees is officially open on the 7th August 2023 here: AFRONEWS Awards Germany (2023) – VOTING IS NOW OPEN!!

How to sponsor the AFRONEWS Awards 2023 Gala Night

The Afronews Awards 2023 Gala Night is a high-level event that offers companies a variety of channels to increase their visibility amongst members of the African Community in Germany. To sponsor the event, please contact;

Stephen Ogongo,
Editor of Afronews Germany,
Tel/WhatsApp: +393333010654.


Chris Black,
GMB Promotions
Tel/WhatsApp: +49 163 1254715

Sponsors of AFRONEWS Awards 2023

Ortel Mobile, Germany’s leading prepaid sim cards provider for people with a migration background, is the major sponsor of the AFRONEWS AWARDS 2023.

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.

The AFRONEWS Awards Gala Night 2023

The event will be held in Waiblingen, Stuttgart on 21st October 2023. The venue chosen for the Afronews Awards Gala Night 2023 is: Bürgerzentrum Waiblingen, Bürgerzentrum, An d. Talaue 4, 71334 Waiblingen, Stuttgart. The date is: 21st October 2023, from 17:30. Save the date!!

Booking to attend the AFRONEWS Awards Gala Night 2023

You are all encouraged to attend the Afronews Awards Gala Night to join us in celebrating achievers from our community.

Reservations are made on a first-come first-served basis. For further info on Reservations to attend the Awards Gala Night, please contact:

GMB Promotions
Email :
Tel/WhatsApp: +49 163 1254715

It’s now your turn to vote for the people and associations/organisations you are convinced should receive AFRONEWS Awards (2023).