Africans and African-Europeans Association (afaes ry)

National Network

Mäkelänkatu 58 A (3rd floor)
Mäkelänkatu 58 A (3rd floor)
00510 Helsinki

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Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Others
  3. Youth and education
General Information

AFAES ry consists of the board that is responsible for external communications and the office. Youth group Peer support group for Women and Men Culture & Networking group Media & Advocacy group

Mission and Objectives

The main objectives are:
Guidance, training and support of organizations, in co-operation with partners and with an aim to strengthe
organizations and deepen their participation
-The partner network consists of Moniheli, the city of  Helsinki, Culture Center  caisa Helsinki, ministry of Justice,
Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Finland, Suomen 4H-liitto, Kassandra ry and other partners as well.

Main Projects / Activities

AFAES  integrate immigrants and to network with native Finns
by creating hobby-related activities.
AFAES promotes the cooperation of member associations,
especially strengthening the relations between associations
- Develop activities and services towards to the asylum seekers
in order to progress with their integration process in Finland.
-Helsinki Multicultural Education Services HELMO
It aims to increase multicultural dialogue and cultural
understanding via a range of activities in Helsinki.
-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
-Finnish language

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

By networking and Collaboration:
Collaboration is a mutually beneficial relationship between two or more parties to achieve common goals by sharing responsibility, authority and accountability for achieving results. It is more than simply sharing knowledge and information communication and more than a relationship that helps each party achieve its own goals  The purpose of collaboration is to create a shared vision and joint strategies to address concerns that go beyond the purview of any particular party.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

-Professional development
-Better networking
-Leadership skills
-Cultural understanding

Contact (1) Full Name
Fatima Usman
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Head of the organisation
Fatima Usman
Contact (2) Full Name
Keijo Mikkanen
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