RAISE – The Gambian helping Hands has been nominated for Nominated for the Best African Association in Germany Award (2021) at the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards (2021).
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DETAILS OF THE NOMINEE
RAISE – The Gambian helping Hands promotes international relations between the Gambians and Germans.
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.
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It 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
Phone: 0049 – 162 798 1404
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.
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