African Impulse news
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
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
Two successful meet and code events in Duisburg and Cologne.
On the 6th and 20th of October 2019, the African Impulse e.V. joined other institutions throughout Europe to organize Meet and Code events within the framework of the European code week.
The EU code week aims at making kids and young people fit for the digital future. The African impulse e.V. always joins this action as it aligns with our purpose. This year, we chose the cities of Duisburg and Cologne to organize the events.
We look forward to organizing these events yearly and more often. This is the third year in a row that the African Impulse is participating in the European Code week Meet and Code event. We would like to thank Haus des Stftens and the project sponsors for the opportunity to be able to give these young people a chance to be introduced with tools which can change their lives positively in the future.Read more
Meet and Code - African Impulse to host 2019 in Duisburg and Cologne
We are happy to inform the public that African Impulse e.V. was selected this year again to participate in the European code week (05. -20. Oct. 2019) with the goal of introducing young people early into the world of programming.
Last year we had three sessions in Duisburg and Mülheim in which we chose to introduce the kids into programming with Scratch, programming apps and the Calliope mini . With the high resonance, we had, we are pleased to take up the challenge again. This time we want young people to continue to learn practical programming (App programming and Calliope mini) in an interactive and interesting way. We have also laid emphasis on the participation of girls. The events shall hold in Duisburg and Cologne, Germany.
With digitization, the world has changed tremendously. While some might argue that digitization has come to rob people from jobs, we think it will create even more jobs. Those who get these jobs are those who are prepared for them. This preparation, we think should start at an early phase, when we are young. This is a great chance for parents to introduce their kids into the world of programming
Our program this year shall take place in Duisburg and Cologne with the following practical sessions: