African Impulse news
African Impulse publishes first edition of the NRW Magazine
The African Impulse e.V. has just published the first of 6 editions of the NRW Magazine. The magazine is available in digital and print form.
The state of North Rhein Westphalia (Nordrhein Westfalen), with its over 17.9 million inhabitants, is the most populous state of Germany. It is very multicultural and has the largest number of Africans in Germany. These Africans are very dynamic and mostly operate within associations centred around their countries of origins.
Through the NRW Zusammen project we want to continue strengthening the social cohesion of Africans in the state during these COVID 19 and post COVID 19 times. An important component of the project is its conceptual reciprocity in which we want to promote mutual cross-generational learning between youths and adults. For example, parents can acquire more competence in electronic media through younger people, while young people learn societal values and life experience.
With six issues of the NRW Magazine planned, we hope to engage the African community in NRW and provide them with targeted information which will help improve their quality of life here.
Check out the digital version of the NRW MagazineDo you have an interesting article for the magazine? Contact us at media(at)nrw-zusammen.de. Read more
African Impulse e.V. to host four Meet and Code events in 2021
This year we shall host 4 evemts - "Basic Internet Security for young people", "Introduction to C#", "Introduction to web design" and "Recognizing Fake News".
The meet and code event is aimed at providing access to coding and digital skills to the next generation of young Europeans. Behind Meet and Code are the founding partners SAP, Haus des Stiftens gGmbH, TechSoup Europe with the respective country partners of the TechSoup Europe network. In 2020, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) became part of the project as a partner in the framework of the German EU presidency and beyond, focusing on EU countries.Read more
African Impulse supports e.V. the Sallam Initiative in Cameroon
With the donation from the African Impulse e.V. we are contributing to the "Back to School" action of LOYOCAM aimed at supporting vulnerable children in the far north region of Cameroon as they start the academic year 2021/2022.
The Salaam Initiative is a youth-led initiative that supports the protection, education, re-insertion, and wellbeing of children affected by violent conflicts in the Far North Region of Cameroon. Due to the Boko Haram insurgency, these kids have become the main victims of the conflict, with many out of school, forcefully displaced, and are suffering from trauma. Unfortunately, these children have been separated from their families, left homeless and orphans with many becoming more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, as well as radicalization and recruitment into arm groups. Our support of this project also shows our commitment in forstering North-South cooperation and targeting the vulnerable..Read more
Komman-NRW - Welcome to Duisburg
When you are new to a city, it is not easy to find your way around. Especially for Africans, they mostly turn to their friends and relatives for this information. While they may receive useful information regarding some practical aspects of their daily life, it may be difficult to obtain information that will help them find social bearings and get along in their new environment.
Project NRW Zusammen starts Media competence training
The first session shall start with training on photography and photography tips carried out by a seasoned professional, Billy Prod.
After building on the competence of handling the Camera and taking pictures and videos, the lessons shall be apolied through the production of short video films to bring awareness on societal issues.
The competence trainings go far over video production into other aspects of life Read more
African Impulse e.V. to start project NRW-Zusammen
This project, which is sponsored by the German Ministry of Children, Family, Refugees and Integration will start from February 2021 and end in December 2022.
The project which targets mostly Africans, aims to:
- - Improve their media competence and skills.
- - Strengthen their social cohesion during these CoViD-19 times and help them find ways of improving their health.
- - Bring parents and young people together and enable mutual appreciation through a common exchange of knowledge and experience.
African Impulse e.V. will support the NFI Girl Empowerment Salon project
This project intends to create a training centre where girls can gain hairdressing skills and be self-sustainable. The poject also intends to offer the opportunity to internally displaced girls from neighbouring villages not only to participate in the training, but to also benefit from accommodation as they integrate in their new environment/community.
Kumba is a city located in the South West region of the Republic of Cameroon. It has over 400,000 inhabitants. More than 65% of the population is made up of young people. The inhabitants of the city thrive mainly from agriculture and trade. As the largest city in the South West and at the crossroads with other cities and neighbouring Nigeria, the city sees a steady increase in population and especially young people (with girls being the majority). There is little or no jobs for these young people. The situation is same even for college/university graduates. There are hardly any industries or companies that employ young people. We would like to play our own small role in improving the situation.
You can support this project directly from the NFI site, on A better place or using the following information:
Account Holder: African Impulse e.V.
Purpose: NFI Girl Empowerement Salon
Registration for Meet and Code 2020 is now open
You can register now fpr any or all of the scheduled events on Oct 16, 17, 24 and 31Read more
African Impulse to host 4 Online Meet and Code events in October 2020
The events shall run this year from 01.09.2020 to 31.10.2020 with the goal of introducing young people early into the world of programming.
On Oct 16, 17, 24 and 31 we respectively host the following online events "Scratch for Mum and Daughter","Scratch for Beginners","Learn scratch and make the world better","My First Android Game".
Since its inception in 2018, the African Impulse e.V. has always been an active participant in these events. With the high resonance we had from the past events, we are pleased to take up the challenge again. This time we want young people to learn practical programming in an interactive and interesting way and in a challenging online environment. This is is also an opportunity for us to have a more diverse participation.Read more
African Impulse e.V. and Local Youth Corner Cameroon sign MOU
On Sunday October 20, 2019, the African Impulse e.V signed a MoU with the Cameroon based Local Youth Corner to strengthen their cooperation in sustainable development projects in Cameroon
This MoU was signed by the president of the African Impulse Dipl. Ing. Clement Nkamanyi and the national coordinator of the Local Youth Corner Cameroon, Mr Christian Achaleke in the German city of Duisburg.
This agreement comes after both organizations had informal cooperation in some projects in Cameroon. With the formalization, we have found a trusted and engaging partner in Cameroon that has the capacity to take on the challenging projects which we can both develop.Read more