Our focus is to mainstream with the people at large by making them get involved and be a change catalyst for the society. Each of us has a social responsibility need to contribute and speak out to make a positive change.
We organize Roundtable meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences,trainings and concerts in addressing issues related to discrimination, intolerance and hate crime.
Afryka is not a country, it’s a continent. Her culture is beyond playing drums, the riches of her arts, hospitality, literature and culinary is abundant. Time to understand Africa through our organization.
Our team has an unparalleled knowledge of the continent, its challenges and opportunities and has cultivated cordial relationships with key figures both in Poland and Africa. We welcome business fraternity to partner with us.
Learning institutions will gain opportunities to share the strengths and best practices of each other’s education systems, and provide their partner’s students with unique cultural perspectives. We provide the linkage.
We cooperate closely with Polish and foreign state institutions and non-governmental organizations supporting migrants. Our previous projects have been co-funded by Local government of Warsaw, Youth in Action program, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United States Embassy in Warsaw. Many initiatives are also implemented with the foundation’s local partners.
Afryka Connect Foundation was founded by James Omolo on 5th October 2012 in Warsaw, Poland. We strive to achieve our objective by organizing cultural events, seminars, workshops, encouraging education exchange programs and act as an information center.Our focus is to mainstream with the people at large by making them get involved and be a change catalyst for the society. Each of us has a social responsibility need to contribute and speak out to make a positive change.
Integration and event management
Consultancy and empowerment
Training and educational programs
Dr. Emmy Irobi
For those who want to have a deeper, long-term relationship with Africa Connect Foundation’s work, partnership is the perfect solution. We also extend cooperation between Polish and African business fraternity.
Projects and events
Our main functions and visions are divided into 4 pivotal cross cutting action areas, Training and empowerment, entrepreneurship and consultancy, cultural integration and event management, and Education exchange programs
On the 22nd October 2016 from 14.00 to 17.00, we are organizing a World Cafe event during the Football Peoples Week to be held at the Somalii Foundation, ul. Bracka 18/63, in Warsaw. The overall theme of the meeting event is “Contemporary forms of racism and xenophobia affecting immigrants, minorities and refugees ”. The focus[…]
Projekt opiera się na założeniu, że rola przedstawicieli wspólnot religijnych w integracji imigrantów mogłaby być lepiej wykorzystana w celu uzupełnienia i wzbogacenia istniejących form praktyk integracyjnych w Polsce. Projekt aspiruje do określenia tej roli bardziej szczegółowo poprzez promowanie aktywnego dialogu między przedstawicielami wspólnot religijnych i społeczeństw przyjmujących imigrantów. Podkreśla dwukierunkowy dialog i integrację, podczas stosowania[…]
Projekt „Afryka oczami dziecka” to cykl warsztatów skierowanych dla dzieci oraz ich rodziców. Celem spotkań jest poznanie przez dzieci kontynentu afrykańskiego, różnorodności kultury i sztuki afrykańskiej, zapoznanie się z życiem codziennym mieszkańców Afryki. Projekt realizowany jest w celu zwiększenia świadomości kulturowej oraz kształtowania dialogu międzykulturowego wśród najmłodszych.
A workshop held on 28th May 2016, at plac konstytucji 4, from 13.00-15.00. Come to the workshop if you: – feel sometimes lack the strength to pursue your own dreams – would like to benefit fully from your internal resources … – know you have the strength that lies somewhere in the corner of[…]
Zapraszamy / we are inviting for the debate and shared seminar “Tolerant face of Łódź…” held at 19th May 2016, h: 12:00-15:00, at the Lodz City Office, Piotrkowska 104. Co-organizers of the seminar, are: the CSD for Diversity and Antidiscrimination activities with the support of Monika Kamieńska Representative of President of Lodz for Equal Treatment[…]
Fundacja Afryka Connect (Africa Connect Foundation) in partnership with Collegium Civitas invites you to a conference marking the European Action Week Against Racial Discrimination. It will be held on 17th March 2016 at the Collegium Civitas, Defilad 1, 12th Floor, from 11.30-15.00. The overall theme of the Conference is “Prevention of racism, xenophobia and hate[…]
We are organizing an informal meeting commemorating International Women’s day which will also mark the launch of Sisterhood International Women’s club. It will take on 12.03.2016 at Plac Konstytucji We are organizing an informal meeting commemorating International Women’s day which will also mark the launch of Sisterhood International Women’s club. It will take on 12.03.2016[…]
Africa Connect foundation in partnership with International Organization for Migration (IOM) organizes a one day Roundtable meeting on the rights and obligations of foreigners living in Poland. the meeting will take place on the 21st November at Plac Konstytucji 4, Warsaw, from 2.00pm-5.00pm. The meeting aims to present the Polish legislation related to the following[…]
Afryka Connect Foundation has a vision to create a community hub where business, culture, entertainment and technology combine in celebration and commemoration of the achievements and experiences of People of African Descent. The African Centre as a Community hub Facility aims to create a new ‘heart’ for Africa and provide the community with a vibrant,[…]
The Football 4 Unity is a project committed to fostering the growth of the game by engaging secondary and high schools with high number of pupils from minorities, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Poland. The project is geared to promote participation of school pupils in football nationwide, and will roll out to 8 secondary[…]
The conference will take place at Plac Konstytucji 4, Warsaw, from 11.00- 18.00. This year’s theme is; “The Diaspora as agents of change”The African Diaspora Conference is an annual celebration of African’s Diaspora communities. The gathering challenge Diaspora communities to forge partnerships with the private sector, civil society, and public institutions in order to make[…]
New African immigrants typically have a limited understanding of the Polish culture and society, coupled with unrealistic expectations on settlement and life in Poland.In some cases, prospective immigrants have also been misinformed or have not considered all the factors related to their integration in the Polish society and the Polish labour market. Since this lack[…]
We are organizing a meeting scheduled on 26th March 2015, from 17.00 – 20.00 – ul. Bracka 18/63, Foundation for Somalia, Warsaw. The meeting will be held under the theme “STOP Violence against women”. We will try to go through some specific cases of domestic violence – in different countries, to show you that it doesn’t[…]
21st March marks International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. On this very day in 1960 in Sharpeville South Africa, a massacre was carried out , which captured worldwide attention. This event involved police opening fire and killing 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against the apartheid “pass laws”. The UN General Assembly called[…]
Photo: OSCE/Murat Gungor. On 11th and 12th of February, James omolo (President of the Foundation) took part in the training of civil society activists in Poland. The training was organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The two day training focused on Hate Crime awareness and recognition. Participants across the country[…]
Zalecenia dla projekt komunikacja miedzykulturowa-jak tozsamosc spoleczna i steereotypy wplywaja na zachowania.
Ten raport podsumowuje dyskusje, które odbyły się przy okrągłym stole i na dwóch sesjach i przedstawia zalecenia zaproponowane przez uczestników.
Purpose / The aim of the training is to familiarize participants with the essence of comics design. The workshops will allow participants to adapt various techniques (drawing, painting, collage) to express their opinion on modern society and world in general. Method / Workshops are based on presentations and collaboration between participants through which will experience[…]
Kultura Afryki 14.12.2014 r. Miejsce: Ul. Chmielna 26/19, Warszawa Kultura Afryki jest zróżnicowana, ale zawiera wiele podobnych treści i wartości. Nasze warsztaty będą obejmowały zapoznanie się zarówno z bogatymi aspektami tradycyjnej afrykańskiej kultury, jak i tymi współczesnymi,
The report analysing the needs of migrants; Diagnosis of the situation – Gdańsk, Białystok, Poznan 2014
The project involves the organization of meetings in three cities: Gdańsk, Białystok, Poznan., where a considerable migrant communities may be found. The meetings will pertain to central issues connected with the life of migrants in their respective cities.
The project “Intercultural Communication – how social identity and stereotypes affect behavior?” is to be implemented by Afryka Connect Foundation. The project is to be an interactive space exploration to answer the question: How do we perceive others as we ourselves are perceived? The aim of the project is to increase knowledge and sensitize the participants[…]
Afryka Connect will organize a roundtable discussion to talk about the problems and initiate a change in order to oppose hate crime and discrimination in the workplace, education, policing practices and other areas.
On 1st May a new set of laws that address legal immigrants, seasonal workers, refugees and undocumented immigrants came into effect. This package of changes is supposed to make it easier to obtain a visa to stay within the territory of the Republic of Poland. It also involves the procedures of employment of foreigners. The[…]
On behalf of the organizing committee of the African Diaspora in Poland forum on Diaspora engagements, achievements and challenges Conference, we take great pleasure in inviting you to attend the conference. The one day conference will be held under the theme Africans in the Diaspora; unleashing the potential, is the first in its kind linking[…]
It was indeed an honour to organize a focus group meeting for migrant women today, 25th April 2014. We managed to highlight the commonality of the problems affecting migrant women and seeking common solutions. We also discussed their concerns, needs and interests on issues such as vulnerability to deprivation, discrimination and abuse.
The information campaign “Racism. Say it to fight it” is conducted within the framework of the project titled Immigrants against hate crimes – how to effectively assert your rights, carried out by the Ministry of the Interior. The project has been originated by the Human Rights Protection Team operating within the Department of Control, Complaints and Petitions of[…]
On 4th.02.2014, at Clark university in Lodz, we had a pleasure to successfully organize a roundtable meeting aimed at providing a forum for ethnic minorities, govrnment institutions and community leaders to discuss issues of common concern in Poland. The theme of the meeting was on “Contemporary forms of racism and xenophobia affecting ethnic minorities in[…]
James Omolo as a representative of Afryka Connect Foundation, took part in a study tour for people of African descent living in Europe held in Washington DC,United states. The meeting was on human rights issues affecting the people of African descent. The initiative was sponsored by the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe and[…]
The project is aimed at young people aged 15 – 25 years, it will be an interactive space exploration to answer the question : what for each participant is to be who you are. The workshop will be a way to support the process of finding their own identity. Identity development is a process common[…]
October 15 at Bielański Cultural Centre (BOK) we inaugurated a Project “SHARE CULTURE with seniors! The first meeting was a lecture, led by Elmi Abdi, a Somalian living in Warsaw, President of the Somali Association in Poland. Participants learned the basic information about the diversity of Africa on the basis of interesting examples including stories and[…]
We are going to conduct a series of intercultural and interreligious workshops, classes, conferences, talks and discussions. 48 young people from 4 countries (Poland, UK, Finland and Italy) will participate in this project. The project runs from 05.05.2013-27.09.2013. The objective of this project are; To increase the understanding of cultural diversity and the immigrants’ influence[…]
We partnered with Fundacja dla Somalii in organizing a series of five weekend meetings for parents and children from 18.05.2013-23.06.2013. There were workshops for creative work, culinary and fun activities. The project was co-financed by the City of Warsaw..
We are cooperating with the University of Warsaw in organizing a debate on 4th march 2013. The theme of the debate is “Africa from Polish perspective: perspectives vs reality” we’ll take a look at the following thematic sessions; Economic process, sociological aspects, media, conflict, democracy/politics and education.
On Tuesday, January 22, 2013, our representative in Kenya (Ola Tor) led a presentation about Poland in socio-economic areas. Ola Tor is no stranger to RCNC and the Rotaract fraternity. Now working at the Polish Embassy in Kenya, she joins us representing “Projects by Afryka Connect” to give insight about Polish economy; enlighten on the[…]
The Foundation organized an interesting conference on the challenges facing the African Diaspora and the need for the closer integration. A greater commitment to solving the problems of development, both in countries of origin and residence.The South African ambassador, Dr. LS Ted Pekane presented a paper: “Towards the Realization of a United and Integrated Africa and its[…]
Our mission is conducting and supporting activities aimed at bridging the cultural, Educational and economic gap between Poland and Africa. Our mission is driven by our core values of integrity, quality and continuous improvement. We have a long-term commitment to the communities we serve and partners as well as work with passion and commitment.