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Services

In our drive to generate funds in supporting our projects and to fulfill our set objectives, we  often offer the following services to companies and private individuals.

  • Catering service
  • Translation service
  • Events management
  • Office and household maintenance service

Support Services

Helsinki Multicultural Education Services HELMO. It aims to increase multicultural dialogue and cultural understanding via a range of activities in Helsinki.

 HELMO Homepage

POCA is an acronym for Prevention of Crisis Amongst African Families in Helsinki. The project provides help and support for people with an African cultural background and their families through it’s Family Support Services.

 POCA Facebook page

Workshops

Our society is increasingly becoming a melting pot of diverse and rich cultures and origin, hence we run workshops for children and youth, with the aim of teaching and sharing African cultures, norms and tradition.

Encouraging them to develop inter-cultural communication, providing them the opportunity of positively facing and becoming aware of the prevailing cultural diversity.

ABOUT US

AFAES is an acronym for Africans and African-Europeans Association, founded 2003 in Helsinki, as a registered multicultural association in Finland.

We are involved in the interest of both Africans and Europeans living in Europe. We cover a wider sphere of the greater multicultural African continent.
We introduce African culture to Finnish people by means of workshops, events, and other activities. Multiculturalism and open-mindedness are taken into consideration in all our activities. Developmental projects are integrated within the activities of AFAES.

  • Our Goals

    • To combat racism through teamwork
    • To employ African migrants to be self-sufficient
    • To educate African migrants and develop their self-esteem. More…
  • Actions and objectives

    • Guidance, training and support of organizations, which will be achieved in co-operation with partners and with an aim to strengthen organizations and deepen their participation
    • Develop and enhance communication, influencing and participation possibilities in Finnish society. More…
  • Organizational structure

    • Youth group
    • Peer support group for Women and Men
    • Culture & Networking group
    • Media & Advocacy group. More…

AFAES currently has about 400 members. By becoming an AFAES member, you get a lot of benefits.

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UPCOMING SEMINAR/EVENTS

CELEBRATION OF AFRICA DAY

With great pleasure AFAES ry in cooperation with Universal Peace Federation invites you to the celebration of Africa Day.

Africa Day is celebrated around the world annually, marking the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and this time 57th Anniversary. Its aim is to celebrate African diversity and success and to highlight the cultural and economic potential that exists on the African Continent. Africa Day objective is to raise awareness and understanding of development issues in Africa, to highlight the cultural richness and diversity of Africa.

Celebrating Africa Day started in Finland initiated by Keijo Mikkanen 2012 so today is 8th year to do so. From that start AFAES and UPF Finland has build respectful and mutual cooperation which have been given birth to many different projects and strengthening cooperation among African NGOs.

Theme:

“Promoting healthy life and wellbeing”
Date and Time: Thursday 24.10.2019 at 18:00 – 20:00
Place: African Pots,  Mäkelänkatu 45 C, Helsinki

Program

• Welcome Remarks by Mr. Keijo Mikkanen and Mrs. Fatima Usman
• Keynote speech by Mrs. Emma Tamankag, Chair HEED ry
• Video presentation from UPF Africa
• Panel Discussion by 4 panelists hosted by Nana’s TV
• Cultural performance
• Free Ethnic Snacks

Topics for Panel Discussion

Initiative and benefit you can use to promote physical wellbeing

NGO ROUNDTABLE CONFERENCE

Partners

Moniheli

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4H

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Caisa Finland

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D & K Suomi Foundation

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Universal Peace Federation

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Nana’s TV

Helmo

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Samson’s African Shop

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African Pots

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Fonalisa

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