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African Impulse e.V. to host four Meet and Code events in 2021


images/news/meet-and-code-2021.jpgFor the 5th time in a row, since the inception of the Meet and Code in 2017, the African Impulse e.V. shall be participating this year again.

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.


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African Impulse supports e.V. the Sallam Initiative in Cameroon


images/news/salaam-initiative.jpgThe African Impulse e.V. supported the Salaam Initiative project of its Cameroon partner Local Youth Corner Cameroon with the sum of €300.

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..


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Project NRW Zusammen starts Media competence training


images/mediatraining1.jpgOn Saturday, April 11, the African Impulse e.V.'s project "NRW Zusammen" shall begin with steps aimed at improving the media competence of Africans.

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
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African Impulse e.V. to start project NRW-Zusammen


images/nrwzusposter.jpgWe are happy to have won sponsorship of our project "NRW-Zusammen", translated "NRW together" where NRW stands for the German state of North Rhine Westfalia.

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.

Find out more on the project's website


African Impulse e.V. will support the NFI Girl Empowerment Salon project


images/news/GirlEmpSalonAI.jpgAfrican Impulse e.V. will join a select LESA 90 girls and NFI Ambassadors to help improve the lives of young girls in the Cameroonian city of Kumba.

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.

IBAN: DE32440100460155061468

BIC: PBNKDEFFXXX

Purpose: NFI Girl Empowerement Salon


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Registration for Meet and Code 2020 is now open


images/news/aimeetcode2020alls.jpgPlaces are limited in all 4 of our online events. Register now to reserve your spot.

You can register now fpr any or all of the scheduled events on Oct 16, 17, 24 and 31


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African Impulse to host 4 Online Meet and Code events in October 2020


images/news/aimeetcode2020.jpgWe are happy to inform the public that African Impulse e.V. shall again be organizing coding events within the context of Meet and Code during the EU Code Week 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".

You can register now.

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.


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African Impulse e.V. and Local Youth Corner Cameroon sign MOU


images/cooployoco5.jpgOn 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.


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Two successful meet and code events in Duisburg and Cologne.


images/news/mcode2019.jpgOn 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.


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Meet and Code - African Impulse to host 2019 in Duisburg and Cologne


images/news/MeetAndCodeGrant.pngWe 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:

  • Duisburg, 06.10.2018 - Programming Apps - This is how it works
  • Cologne, 20.10.2018 - Girls code with Calliope Mini

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    Our partner association in Cameroon has a team in Division 2


    images/news/nfidiv2.jpgThe Nkamanyi Football Initiative in Cameroon, initiated by the president of the African Impulse e.V. has qualified for the regional second division league of the South West Province

    This qualification makes us proud of our continous support in empowering the youths of that part of Cameroon through football. The kids might have the possibility of one day becoming professionals and make a living out of their passion.

    In our partnership with the initiative, we put education in the forefront, organizing seminars together and providing educational materials and computers as well as do knowledge transfer.


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    African Impulse successfully organizes three Meet and Code events


    images/news/meetcode2018.jpgOver 60 participants in all attended this year's Meet and Code event in which we introduced young African children. into the world of programming

    It was the EU Code week (#codeEU). We joined other organizations across Europe to introduce kids into the world of programming - which we find critical for the survival of the kids in the coming years.

    The International Center (IZ) in Duisburg and St. Maria Rosenkranz in Mülheim were the event locations. We introduced kids into Scratch, Calliope mini and Mobile App development.

    Attendance was great and we had so much positive feedback. We hope to extend the organization of such events in the coming years. Our appreciation to Meet-and-code for sponsoring the event.


    African Impulse e.V. to host Meet and Code 2018 in Duisburg and Muelheim


    images/aiapp.jpgWe are happy to inform the public that African Impulse e.V. was selected this year again to participate in the European code week (06-21-Oct.2018) with the goal of introducing young people early into the world of programming.

    Last year we had three sessions in Duisburg and Essen in which we chose to introduce the kids into programming their first website. With the high resonance, we had, 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.

    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


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    24.06.2018 - African Impulse e.V. celebrates Duisburg Diversity Day


    images/news/festvielfalt2018.jpgAfrican Impulse e.V. joins 30 other Duisburg initiatives to celebrate diversity in Duisburg

    What is greater than understanding the other person, the other culture. Diversity is a plus. We get closer to other persons, learn their culture and way of life and understand them more.

    With that we create more nearness and a more tolerant society. We are glad to have been part of this day. We were able to present our association, our projects and some Food from Cameroon


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    20.08.2018 - African impulse profiled in the Duisburg intercultural portal


    images/news/wir-sind-du.jpgThe African impulse e.V. has been profiled in the intercultural portal of the city of Duisburg

    "Wir sind Du" Is a platform run by the Municipal Integration Center of the city of Duisburg with the aim of bringing more transparency into the integration work in the city and to contribute to networking. The portal offers all active and interested Duisburg residents the opportunity to get information, exchange and communication with each other.

    On this website, one can find information about current events in Duisburg, get tips on events and leisure activities as well as background information and documentation on integration-specific topics.

    One can find the statement "The diversity of our origins is also an important potential of our urban society", according to the portal.


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    05.04.2018 - African impulse organizes successful Youth Camp with the NFI


    images/news/ai-for2.jpgAfrican impulse continues to partner with the football Initiative in Cameroon. The aim of the initiative is to empower kids through football.

    The highlight in this year's NFI Easter Youth camp in Kumba was the organisation of a Youth Empowerment forum in which youth representatives of all 42 categories of Youth teams that participated in this year's Youth Championship sat down with coaches, referees, NFI staff and African Impulse representatives at the pool of the Elongo Garden on the 05th. of April 2018 to discuss the contribution of the various stakeholders towards using football as an agent of personal development and for bringing positive change in the city.

    The discussions were very constructive. A number of recommendations and action points were noted for follow up and eventual implementation in the coming months.

    Great football games, alongside Awards marked the Youth week. It should be noted that African Impulse played a crucial role in securing most of the jerseys used by the 20 semi-finals teams.


    2018 - Water for Ediki Mbonge - Project completed


    images/edikiwater/IMG_8125s.jpgWe are happy to announce the completion of the project "Water for Ediki Mbonge". We woulld like to thank all who made this possible.

    During the Christmas holidays, the president of the African impulse, Clement Nkamanyi made a displacement to Ediki-Mbonge where, alongside project partners NGENOA and CRUDESCOOPS, the Solar water pump was installed.

    We encountered a lot of challenges but are happy all went well. The system works as expected. Over 7000 villagers now have access to clean drinking water.


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    Another successfull meet and code event with kids in Duisburg


    gallery/images/fulls/meetcodeduisburg_.jpgOn Sunday 22.10.2017, kids between the ages of 11 and 21 had another opportunity to get introduced into programming. This event which was supported by the Haus des Stiftens gGmbH was done within the framework of the European code week.

    The kids learnt the importance of programming and what they might become in future if they mastered coding. They then had an interactive hands-on lab in which they learnt HTML structure and useful tags in constructing a website themselves

    They learnt how much programming is about rules and their application.


    Successful Meet and code Essen event


    gallery/images/fulls/meetcodeessen1.jpgWe had a very successful meet and code event with kids on Sunday 08.10.2017 in Essen, where the kids had an introduction to programming by creating a website. This, withing the framework of the European code week.

    The kids started by learning the various parts that make up a computer environment in which to start programming. The connected the computers to the monitors, connected wired and wireless keyboards and mouse before starting the real programming.

    The kids were first introduced to programming and then explained the importance and benefits in the future

    The workshop continued with introduction to the concept of how a website is built, before going into hands-on, with all the 15 kids practicing with the 5 computers in the installation.

    It was really fun programming together with the kids.

    The African Impulse to host Meet and Code in Duisburg and Essen


    images/news/MeetCodeDuisburg.jpg"MyFirstWebsite4Youths" - An initiative to introduce young people to programming.

    The EU code week from 07-22 October 2017 aims at making kids and young people fit for the digital future. The African impulse e.V. takes this challenge and joins the action as it aligns with our purpose.

    The African Impulse shall be organizing two of such events (in Essen and Duisburg) under the title "MyFirstWebsite4Youths".


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    Ediki-Mbonge has water


    images/news/waterflows.jpgThe deal is nearly done. A dream has come true. The village of Ediki-Mbonge in the South West province of Cameroon has since suffered from lack of clean drinking water. This is now history. In April 2016, a bore-hole company reached water at 44m.

    The president of the African Impulse and initiator of the project was there live to see this become reality.
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    German state of NRW supports Ediki-Mbonge


    images/news/statskanzleidus.pngThe German state of Nordrhein Westfalen found our project to provide water to the Cameroonian village of Nordrhein Westfalen interesting.

    The state offered great support in financing the solar water pump throuh the Engagement Global gGmnH. African Impulse expesses its gratitude.

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    African Impulse present in lunching of the German-African Youth Initiative


    images/news/zukunftour5.jpgThe African Impulse e.V, represented by its president, Clement Nkamanyi, was present in Bonn today June 30, 2016 as the German Economic cooperation and Development Minister, Gerd Müller presented a new exchange program for African and German youths.

    This program, the "German-African Youth Initiative" (DAJ) will promote the exchange in both directions.

    Three pilot countries Benin, South Africa and Tanzania were selected by the African Union in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


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    Great turnout at Easter Holidays Youth Camp in Kumba-Cameroon


    images/news/nfiforumk.jpgOn the 01.04.2016, African Impulse e.V in collaboration with its Cameroon partner organization, the Nkamanyi Football Initiative, organized a great youth event that saw over 250 children in Kumba exchange with coaches, parents and the general public.

    The theme of the conference was "Using football to promote positive change - The perspective of coaches and players." Discussions evolved aroung the involvement of parents in the development of their kids, the need for girls to participate actively in sports, the importance of hygiene in sports, amongst others.

    The event was co-sponsored by MTN and Brasseries Du Cameroon.

    This shall be a yearly event.

    African Impulse hosts Reading day in Duisburg


    images/news/Logo_Vorlesetag_01.jpgThe 12th. Nationwide Reading day shall take place on Friday the 20th. of November 2015 throughout Germany. African Impulse shall be hosting this Event at the Internation Zentrum in Duisburg.

    We of the African Impulse e.V. would especially want to encourage parents of African descent to contribute to the development of their children. We are convinced that reading is an important key to education, culture and knowledge. You are all invited!

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    African Impulse amongt selected to use first Solar Pump Kits


    images/news/solarpump.jpgIt has been a two year long process in which the African impulse has been discussing with an innovative company in Austria to secure a sustainable water pump system.

    After a series of tests by the company, African Impulse e.V was amongst the selected organizations to use the first DIY Solar Pump kits

    African impulse is looking forward to raise money in securing the pump and using it in the village of Ediki-Mbonge in Cameroon where the people are in dire need for clean water supply.


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    African Impulse participated in the Zukunftcharter


    images/news/charter.jpgRepresented by its president, African impulse e.V. was present at the handing over ceremony of the Zukunftscharta to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

    African Impulse e.V had joined other NGOs, communities, scientists and the German ministry of development cooperation in drawing up the Zukunftscharta.

    This document was handed over to the German Chancellor on the 24.11.2014 in Berlin.

    The Zukunftscharta defines 8 clear goals that the German government would like to commit to. These are:

    • 1. Secure a life of respect worldwide
    • 2. Preserve and use nature sustainably
    • 3. Combine economic growth with sustainability and decent employment
    • 4. Support and promote human rights and good governance
    • 5. Create peace and strengthen human security
    • 6. Respect and promote religious and cultural diversity
    • 7. Use innovation, technology and digitalization for transformational change
    • 8. Develop a new global partnership and multi-stakeholder partnerships for the implementation of the goals