ACCADA-e.V. has actively participated in this year’s Altonale festival which took place on 1-2 July 2023 in Hamburg. This is the 9th time the association has taken part.
During this street event, ACCADA took the opportunity to present itself to the public, and to promote its current project which is centred on “The Impact of Racism on Our Children”. This long-term project aims at establishing a forum for immigrant children, their parents, and the wider public to share their experiences of racism or discrimination, listen to experts, strategize on how to better prepare the children to face future challenges, promote integration and tolerance within our communities and the society at large.
The ACCADA stand was visited by over 450 members of the public. Many of them expressed interest and curiosity about the topic and engaged in meaningful and informative discussions with the ACCADA team led by Mr. James Nkengfack. The caption on our poster “Racism is a Pandemic Too” was highly appreciated.
They also curiously had a taste of Cameroonian delicacies such as “Puff Puff”, fried plantains, and cakes, accompanied with coffee. In appreciation and support of our projects, freewill donations were received.
The resonance and feedback from the public on this first part of the project were very positive and in addition to contacts established during this event, the association is now more motivated to move forward with the project in its entirety.
The next steps include a survey amongst African migrant children, round table discussions, football matches, intercultural exchange programs, and gala events. Further announcements will be published on this website.
ACCADA wishes to take this opportunity to thank all those who visited our stand, engaged in discussions with us, tried the plantains and puff puff, as well as donated to support our activities. Your continuous support in making the world a better place for all is deeply appreciated.