AFRIKA KOMMT! means Africa is rising. For us, this translates to over 200 alumni with boots on the ground and sleeves rolled up getting the real work done!
Our alumni are change agents who are continuously developing impactful projects and setting up change initiatives in Germany and their home countries.
Here we give you a snippet of these projects and activities.
African – An E-Book full of Real Life Stories to inspire African Professionals to build a Global Career
How can young professionals in Africa benefit from the experiences we made in Germany? How can we encourage them to aspire for more? With these leading questions a group of fellows of the 8th cohort decided to collect real life stories from more than 40 professionals through a series of interviews.
The message of Ima Isip, Uche Onyekesi, Maureen Andalia and Maureen Mbaka, the core team of authors, is clear: African – Yes, Africans can build a global career and be successful internationally.
Professionals from healthcare, education, manufacturing, agriculture and creative industries share their best kept career secrets, lessons and professional journeys in emotional and inspiring stories.
Mami and Nia – An anti-stigma animation against COVID-19
With the outbreak of COVID-19, stigma has become a critical issue. There have been several accounts of stigmatization against different groups of people: recovered patients, healthcare professionals, and returnees from abroad. This animated campaign, created by Fauzia Mohamed and Joanna Amoah from the 8th intake, seeks to address the issue of stigma.
Other languages available on Youtube: French, Swahili, Nigeria Pidgin, Yoruba.
Be inspired by the stories of “Memoirs of an African Child”
Farirai Mubvuma, author of “Memoirs of an African Child” wants more people to understand what it is like growing up in the many different African countries.
AFRIKA KOMMT! 2016 – 2018 consisted of 22 fellows from 10 different countries. During their stay in Germany they spent time listening to each others stories and through this the the idea of writing a book was born.
“I asked from the participants willing to share their stories, not because they have reached their life goals but because they are at least trying to do so like the rest of us!”, so Farirai Mubvuma in her introduction.
Eleven stories from Angola, Burundi, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria and Zimbabwe from courageous and curious AFRIKA KOMMT! alumni were compiled in the book. In writing their stories, they teach us what it means to look at Africa with all its nuances, with prudence and sensitivity.