African Mums in Deutschland e.v. has been nominated for the Best African Association in Germany Award (2021) at the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards (2021).
Sponsored by Ortel Mobile, Germany’s leading prepaid sim cards provider for people with a migration background, the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards celebrate and recognise the outstanding achievements of Africans in different fields in Germany.
DETAILS OF THE NOMINEE
The motto of African Mums in Deutschland e. v. is Supporting African Women in Germany to thrive.
It was initiated by Maame Dentaa Amoo as a support group on Facebook in August 2018 with the aim of empowering and enabling women of African backgrounds, most especially mothers with their journey to integration in Germany.
African Mums in Deutschland e. v. has grown to over 5200 members currently.
Its dedicated team consists mostly of women who are from African and migrant backgrounds working tirelessly to give others a better future.
The vision of African Mums in Deutschland e. v. is to empower and enable women of African heritage and their families to achieve successful integration in Germany and achieve whatever socio-economic goals they have set for themselves. The association does this by providing specialist information, advice, guidance, resources and programmes to help lift the barriers women face which prevent them from taking charge of their futures and achieving their socio-economic goals.
Throughout the years, the association has opened its door to hundreds of women and families who, without its support may not have had any future at all
PROVIDING INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
African Mums in Deutschland e. v. makes efforts to ensure that its members are updated on all matters that affect their lives in Germany. They can always turn to the association with any problem and in return receive correct and relevant information and advice.
African Mums in Deutschland e. v. actively combats misinformation which is a crippling problem in our community due to the language barrier.
TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
African Mums in Deutschland e. v. enables its members to learn and develop new skills that can benefit them in both their professional and private lives. It organises and hosts workshops, trainings and seminars in every facet of life in Germany ranging from finance, career, education, childcare, legal issues, mental health and wellness and many more.
PROVIDING SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE
African Mums in Deutschland e. v. assists members facing challenges to make a change in their life. For example, in cases of domestic violence, help offered may include assistance in obtaining help from the authorities, applying for financial help to move away from the violent partner, guidance in getting counsellors who are culturally sensitive, etc.
For members still struggling with the language, African Mums in Deutschland e. v. assists in making necessary calls, read and write their letters. It also gives them access to tools and resources to get back on their feet during and after crisis situations.
CAMPAIGNING AND ADVOCACY ON ISSUES THAT MATTER TO WOMEN OF AFRICAN HERITAGE IN GERMANY
African Women in Germany are often left clueless about their rights and duties for many years. These people migrated to look for better opportunities, yet in a foreign country where they do not speak the language, they feel even more lost. Some do get depressed because they have no one to rely on for help. Hence, African Mums in Deutschland e. v. advocates for them, speaking on their behalf and organising awareness campaigns.
- Facebook Page: https://m.facebook.com/africanmumsindeutschland/
- Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/africanmumsindeutschland/?ref=share
- Website: https://www.africanmumsindeutschland.com/
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/africanmumsindeutschland
Winners of the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards (2021) will be announced at the Awards Gala Night sponsored by Ortel Mobile on 23rd October 2021 from 18:00 to 23:00 at Freigut Bootshaus GmbH, Freigut-Frankfurt, Eiserner Steg (Sachsenhäuser Mainufer), 60594 Frankfurt am Main.